Students of the evolution of the Soviet Navy have long and correctly viewed that navy in the context of its Russian tradition and the Soviet economic system. If fact has not always followed projection, what may have been missing was closer consideration of that navy qua navy. Institutional perspectives, it is argued, suggest a Soviet Navy patterned more and more on the U.S. model.
McGruther, Kenneth R.
"Professional Self-Image and the Soviet Navy,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 31
, Article 8.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol31/iss2/8