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Modern Russian Army 1992–2016, The
by Osprey
Author: Mark Galeotti
Publish Year: 2017
Pages: 64
Dimensions: 6.75x9.75x.25"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148892050
Mfg. part #: OSPELI217
Type: Softcover
Series: ELI217

Description

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia's army has undergone a turbulent transformation, from the scattered left-overs 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 colour images of the army in action, profiles of army leaders and defence ministers, as well as orders of battle and details of their 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.