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...
Zapad 2017 Lessons Learned

Zapad 2017 Lessons Learned

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 20 October 2017 Zapad 2017 Lessons Learned The course of the joint Russian-Belarussian strategic exercises Zapad 2017 confirmed the forecasts of the Warsaw Institute analysts presented in the report of September 13. The Russians did not use the...
Russian Army: Autumn’s Decline in Form

Russian Army: Autumn’s Decline in Form

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 9 October 2017 Russian Army: Autumn’s Decline in Form It is known that in October and November, the Russian army’s military readiness declines and so does the military potential of the state. Such a situation is related to the rotation...
Shoygu’s Troubles

Shoygu’s Troubles

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 4 October 2017 Shoygu’s Troubles Severe losses in Syria, some errors committed during the Zapad-2017 military drills, and, most of all, the loud corruption scandals in the army: Minister of Defense, Sergey Shoygu, has recently had a horrible...
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