The Russian Military Resurgence

Post-Soviet Decline and Rebuilding, 1992–2018


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About the Book

The transition from the Soviet to the post–1991 Russian military is a fascinating story of decline and reinvention. The Soviet army suffered a slow demise, dissolving in 2000 and only gradually reforming based on radically different principles. The First Chechnya War (1994–1996) was the lowest point for the Soviet military but the Second Chechnya War (1999–2004) saw the initial stirrings of the new Russian army. The Five Day War with Georgia in August 2008 was its first major success and marked Russia’s return to world power status.
Lively accounts and maps describe the actions of these wars, along with the Crimea operation of 2014, the separatist struggles in eastern Ukraine and the ongoing Russian intervention in Syria.

About the Author(s)

René De La Pedraja lived in Latin America for many years, researching and writing numerous publications. He is a professor of history at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.

Bibliographic Details

René De La Pedraja
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 392
Bibliographic Info: 12 maps, notes, bibliography, index.
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6991-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3449-4
Imprint: McFarland