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National Interests: Priorities and Security

What kind of war against Russia are enemies of the Russian State preparing for?

Vol. 18, Iss. 1, JANUARY 2022

Received: 7 October 2021

Received in revised form: 18 November 2021

Accepted: 3 December 2021

Available online: 17 January 2022


JEL Classification: Z18, Z19

Pages: 6691


Vladimir L. GLADYSHEVSKII Regional Public Organization Military Economics and Finance Academy, Moscow, Russian Federation

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Evgenii V. GORGOLA Regional Public Organization Military Economics and Finance Academy, Moscow, Russian Federation

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Sambu R. TSYRENDORZHIEV Regional Public Organization Military Economics and Finance Academy, Moscow, Russian Federation

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Subject. This article discusses the role of intellectual capital in the development of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, as well as aspects of the system of international relations and confrontation of military blocs.
Objectives. The article aims to assess the ratio of military potentials of the Russian Federation and NATO.
Methods. The study is based on advanced methods of military-political modeling, achievements of the modern Russian national defense science, and the scientific and methodological framework of military-economic analysis.
Conclusions. Despite the excessive military spending and the powerful nominal military potential of NATO and, first of all, the United States, the probability of victory over Russia in a large-scale war both with and without the use of nuclear weapons, is decreasing. In the medium- and long-term, the downward trend in the role of the United States in the global political arena will get reinforced. Taking into account the change in the basic doctrinal attitudes of NATO in the forms, methods and methods of conducting a hybrid war against Russia, it is necessary to scrupulously and objectively assess all the components of the country's military power, justify the real needs of all power elements of the military organization, and achieve unconditional implementation of strategic plans in the planned period.

Keywords: military-political scenario, military power, hybrid war, military strategic planning


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