Russian Military

Being Strong: National Security Guarantees for Russia

Vladimir Putin | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK Politics
Vladimir Putin

Russia cannot rely on diplomatic and economic methods alone to resolve conflicts. Our country faces the task of sufficiently developing its military potential as part of a deterrence strategy. This is an indispensable condition for Russia to feel secure and for our partners to listen to our country's arguments. We have adopted and are implementing unprecedented programmes to develop our armed forces and modernise Russia's defence industry.