The Arctic Front

The Arctic Front

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 21 November 2017 The Arctic Front Russia has been expanding its military capabilities in the Arctic for several years. In December, it will be three years since the Arctic Joint Strategic Command was established on the basis of the Northern Fleet;...
Russia’s Internal Sea?

Russia’s Internal Sea?

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 10 November 2017 Russia’s Internal Sea? Moscow is consistently increasing its military capabilities in the Caspian Sea. Although Russia is only one of its five coastal countries, it seeks to transform the basin into its “internal...
Russian Airborne Throws Its Weight Around

Russian Airborne Throws Its Weight Around

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 7 November 2017 Russian Airborne Throws Its Weight Around By the end of this year, the “attack forces” of the Russian Airborne Troops are expected to increase their potential four times. It means that the offensive capabilities of...
Less roubles for the army, in fact means more

Less roubles for the army, in fact means more

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 27 October 2017 Less roubles for the army, in fact means more Reducing the share of GDP in Russia’s defence spending by 2020 does not mean that budget spending on the military will actually decrease. The budget can be amended during the...
Real role of the Kaliningrad Fortress

Real role of the Kaliningrad Fortress

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 26 October 2017 Real role of the Kaliningrad Fortress Recently, some Russian military experts have claimed that the Kaliningrad Oblast was very weak as for its usual military capacities. Such a point of view differs from the Western perception of...