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Russia’s Strategic Exercises: Messages and Implications
Russia’s Strategic Exercises: Messages and Implications

Author(s): Vira Ratsiborynska, Daivis Petraitis, Valeriy Akimenko
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Social Sciences, Communication studies, International relations/trade, Security and defense, Military policy, Theory of Communication, Geopolitics
Published by: NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence
Keywords: Russia; strategic military exercises; military exercise as a form of communication; country’s military capabilities and readiness; geopolitics;
Summary/Abstract: In this report, several of Russia’s strategic military exercises come under the spotlight to explore the messages and implications of these activities. A nation’s military exercises, especially strategic, are a form of important communication to a wide array of audiences including adversaries, allies, partners and the nation’s own population. This type of communication provides a better understanding of the scope and scale of a country’s military capabilities and readiness. It also provides valuable insights into a nation’s interests, operational art and strategic thinking. Military exercises support political, military and geopolitical intents as well as demonstrating capabilities and challenging our ways of thinking beyond the current framework of traditional military ‘modus operandi’.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-9934-564-80-2
  • Page Count: 71
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English