Western research agency said the Russian military combat weak paper tiger (Photos)
Russian nuclear forces than the Soviet period has been greatly reduced
Russian Navy has only about 20 warships in combat readiness
Russian Navy’s newest Borei-class strategic nuclear submarine boat is still in the first sea trials in
According to Russia’s “ties” network reported that the British International Institute for Strategic Studies in London recently published an expert report, the Russian armed force on the international stage in 2008 the frequent appearance, in large part is only a symbolic significance, from a military point of view, they show the strength is quite “insignificant”. Overall, the current Russian military is more like a “paper tiger.”
International Institute for Strategic Studies of the experts pointed out that although the Russian armed forces in 2008 to restore the long-range strategic bomber training flights, and to send more warships to the ocean voyage, but also for the revival of the Russian military says when premature.
analysts have pointed out that Russia also needs a very long time to overcome the stagnation of the last 20 years caused serious consequences. Currently, the Russian Navy in a total of only 12 submarines and about 20 warships in combat readiness.
need to be reminded that Russia’s “Kommersant” reported previously, from the former Soviet Union, the Russian Navy in international waters is now the largest show of strength in December 2008. Participate in the voyage of the warships to protect vessels and a total of 13.
In addition, the British experts pointed out that in the period 1998-2007, the Russian charge that Russia’s gross domestic product in proportion from 5.25% to 3.9% (However, according to the Russian Bureau of Statistics data, during Russia’s GDP grew by a total of 12 times, that is, the Russian charge that there is still a big increase).
Although the Russian military in the Caucasus conflict in August last year, quickly routed the Georgian army, but the organization is exposed in action on a large number of defects. British experts believe that Russia in order to meet modern operational requirements to build an army, it must present a comprehensive reform of the structure of the armed forces, including the implementation of the complete professional.
International Institute for Strategic Studies in London United Kingdom Founded in 1958, is an independent not affiliated with any government, international research organizations. A total of its Governing Council representatives from 16 countries, and its members come from more than 100 countries worldwide strategic expert. (Spring)