Policy Memos

The Duma and Military Reform

Policy Memo:

154

Publication Date:

10-2000

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Military reform is on the agenda again in Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin-- despite his pro-army and "Great Russia" rhetoric--seems to have recognized that the army and the other power ministries have to experience further reform and cuts to allow him to pursue other important economic goals. He noted in September 2000 that 35% of the state budget goes to military, security, and law enforcement structures, concluding that this amount is "far too much." [...]

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Professor, Political Science
Syracuse University