Naval War College Review


Since the breakup of The Soviet Union, many factors have been reshaping the new Russian military. The economy is of course the dominant factor in that process. Financial difficulties have been so severe that, according to a Russian deputy defense minister, as of early August 1993 "more than 60% of servicemen [had] not received their pay for July ...[and] many units and subunits {had] not received it for June. People {were) refusing to carry out their duties, including alert duty."