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International Politics

, Volume 55, Issue 2, pp 189–206 | Cite as

Russian strategy in the age of Dmitry Medvedev

  • Lukáš Tichý
Original Article

Abstract

The aim of this article is to analyze the main characteristic features of the security culture of the Russian Federation (RF) during Medvedev’s presidency in the context of the Russian foreign and security policy in the period 2008–2012. The second aim of this paper is to demonstrate that the continuity of the main features of the Russian security culture represents a possible starting point for understanding the reasons for the current Russian military intervention in Crimea. The main features of the Russian security culture will be searched for on three levels: firstly, the level of key foreign and security strategic documents of the RF; secondly, that of the Russian position toward military interventions; and finally, that of Russia’s relations with the West.

Keywords

Russian Federation Security culture West Medvedev Military interventions 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of International Relations PraguePrague 1Czech Republic

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