Accession Number : AD1011686


Title :   The Russian Navy: A Historic Transition


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : Office of Naval Intelligence Washington United States


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=AD1011686


Report Date : 01 Dec 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 68


Abstract : After the disintegration of the Soviet Union inDecember 1991, Russia inherited the majorityof the former Soviet Navy, including its afloatassets, naval bases, and an extensive networkof shore facilities.The immediate post-Soviet period was fraughtwith major difficulties as the Soviet Navy firstbecame the Commonwealth of IndependentStates (CIS) Navy and finally transitionedto the Russian Federation (Russian) Navy(RFN). These early years were marked byorganizational disarray and financial neglect asthe Russian leadership focused on the prioritiesof national transformation from the frameworkof the totalitarian and socialist Soviet state intoa fledgling democracy embracing a marketeconomy. During this time of troubles,most naval programs were either suspendedor halted altogether. Only efforts to improvecommand and control systems and lessexpensivenew design work continued to bepursued.


Descriptors :   MILITARY FORCES (FOREIGN) , RUSSIA , MILITARY HISTORY , STRATEGY , MISSIONS , ROLES , MILITARY CAPABILITIES , PROCUREMENT , LEADERSHIP


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE