Intelligence Department of the Ministry of defense prepared a report on the state of the Russian armed forces, called “Military power of Russia”. The document notes that Russia is actively modernizing and developing its military power.
“Russia’s armed forces are on the rise and quickly gain the ability to conduct the entire spectrum of modern combat operations… They are smaller in size, but more mobile and balanced than the Soviet army. The Russian armed forces”, – the report says.
The document’s authors explain this “military speed” of the Kremlin fears that the West is trying to affect the internal political situation in Russia itself, but also to impose their own position on various foreign policy issues