Russia Revises Military Doctrine and Upgrades Strategic Nuclear Forces

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Yuriy RUBTSOV | 31.12.2014 | 00:00

This is the first substantial upgrade of Russia’s military doctrine published in February 2010. The document had to be revised by the end of 2014 in response to the growing pressure exerted on Russia by the West after Moscow refused to recognize the legitimacy of the coup in Ukraine. A military doctrine offers no spectrum of responses to isolated threats but rather provides guidance on countering the long-term trends undermining the country’s security. The revised version of the doctrine describes the following factors that pose threats to Russia:

– the growing military potential of NATO and its expansion bringing the alliance’s military infrastructure close to the borders of the Russian Federation;

– the deployment of foreign military contingents on the territories of the states adjacent to Russia;

– the construction and deployment of strategic missile defense by the Pentagon undermining global stability, the implementation…

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