9781472819086

The Modern Russian Army 1992–2016

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  • ISBN13:

    9781472819086

  • ISBN10:

    147281908X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-02-21
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing

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Summary

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia's army has undergone a turbulent transformation: from the scattered leftovers of the old Soviet military, through a period of shocking decay and demoralization, to the disciplined force and sophisticated “hybrid war” doctrine that enabled Vladimir Putin to seize Crimea virtually overnight in 2014.

Using rare photographs and full-color images of the army in action, profiles of army leaders and defense ministers, as well as orders of battle and details of equipment and dress, this is a vivid account of the army's troubled history and of its current character, capabilities and status.

Written by an internationally respected author with remarkable access to Russian-language sources and veterans, this study is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the growing power of Russia's military.

Author Biography

Professor Mark Galeotti is Clinical Professor of Global Affairs at New York University. He is a former foreign office advisor on Russian security affairs, and for fifteen years wrote a monthly column for Jane's Intelligence Review. Mark's most recent books for Osprey are Russian Security and Paramilitary Forces since 1991 and Spetsnaz.

Johnny Shumate works as a freelance illustrator in Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated in 1987 from Austin Peay State University.

Table of Contents

(Each chronological chapter will include additional sidebars on e.g. the roles of successive defense ministers, and orders of battle. )
Introduction. /Born in Crisis – the 1990s: creating a new army in the wreckage of the USSR – First Chechen War – peacekeeping missions – the damaging 'grandfather' culture in the ranks. /'Reform Tomorrow' – the 2000s: slow beginnings of reform under Putin – Second Chechen War – uncertainty and inertia at the top – the Cossack revival. The Georgian Turning Point - 2008: profiting from errors and lessons – Defense Minister Serdyukov and Chief of General Staff Makarov force through reforms. /The Russian Army Today: structures, organization, chain of command – major annual exercise cycles, and what they teach us. /Two Armies: the reformed one-third, and the unreformed two-thirds. The human dimension: volunteer soldiers and conscripts – Ukraine – continuing problem of crime in the military. /Intervention Forces: Air Assault and Naval troops – Spetsnaz – anti-piracy operations – Crimea – 'non-linear war' doctrine. /Tools of the Trade: weapons, vehicles, specialist AFVs – latest 'Ratnik' uniforms and equipment – drones. /Select Bibliography

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