Under regulations published today the military doctrine of the Russian Federation, increasing power potential NATO classified as major threats to Russia's security. In addition, as in 2010, in a document made provision for the possibility of using a nuclear strike in response to use against Moscow a nuclear or non-nuclear weapons. The previous military doctrine, as revised on February 5, 2010 is cancelled.
Relations with NATO
In the new edition of the military doctrine of the Russian Federation, which was published on the Kremlin website, increasing power potential of NATO and the approach of the infrastructure of the Alliance towards Russia's borders related to major external threats of the country. In addition, Moscow considers it a threat vesting the North Atlantic Alliance a "global functions implemented in violation of international law".
In addition, according to the document, to external threats attributed the creation and deployment of strategic missile defense systems, "undermining global stability and violating the established correlation of forces in the nuclear missile sphere, implementation of the concept of "global strike", the intention to deploy weapons in space and deployment of strategic nonnuclear precision weapon systems".
However, the amended doctrine does not preclude the establishment of joint missile defense systems with other countries with equal participation of Russia. This provision distinguishes the present doctrine document from 2010 in which this item was not.
Preventing a nuclear strike
Special attention is paid to the doctrine of preventing a nuclear military conflict, which, as stated in the document, is the basis of the military policy of the Russian Federation. At the same time Moscow reserves the right to nuclear strike in response to use against it nuclear or non-nuclear weapons. However, the provisions about "preventive strike", the appearance of which was predicted by some media, in document no.
Note that as in the Russian military doctrine, published in 2010, the decision to use nuclear weapons was adopted by the head of state.
External threats and challenges
In the new edition of the doctrine of the activities of the staff of foreign private military companies close to Russian borders is defined as an external threat.
Also, how about external threats refers to "the presence of foci of ethnic and religious tensions, activity of international armed radical groupings and foreign private military companies in the areas adjacent to the state border of the Russian Federation and borders of its allies, as well as the presence of territorial contradictions and the growth of separatism and extremism in separate regions of the world".
This year for the first time one of the main tasks of the Russian armed forces in peacetime was to ensure national interests in the Arctic.
The document also has produced a definition of internal threats to the security of the Russian Federation is the activity directed on destabilization of a situation in the country, and the actions of terrorists. In addition, this section includes an activity information impact on the population, primarily young citizens, which has the goal of undermining the historical, spiritual and Patriotic traditions in the field of protection of the Fatherland, the provocation of inter-ethnic and social tensions, extremism, incite ethnic or religious hatred or enmity.
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