Interview with Reuters on Russia's trust in 'hard power'


12 October 2011

​Only one short sentence has come out of long interview with Reuters, and it is not exactly the one where a deep thought is spelled. 

​The article (analysis not current news) is available here (, and the relevant section reads as following:


New focus on the military may come at the expense of President Dmitry Medvedev's campaign to invest in new sectors and diversify the country's oil-reliant economy, a plan which critics say is failing to gain traction in the halls of power.
"Modernization, as a plan, failed to sell," said Pavel Baev, a Russian analyst with the Peace Research Institute Oslo. "It's not going anywhere so we have chosen hard power once again."
Medvedev and Putin have warned the West it will have a new arms race on its hands if the United States and NATO build a missile shield in Europe without addressing Moscow's oft-repeated concerns the system could threaten Russia's security.


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