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Technology in Russian Strategic Culture

Technology in Russian Strategic Culture

From the Nineteenth Century to the Present Day

Solovyeva, Anzhelika

subjects: sociology, political science and international relations

paperback, 198 pp., 1. edition
published: march 2024
ISBN: 978-80-246-5663-2
recommended price: 600 czk



This book traces the dynamics of military-technological innovation in Russia over the last hundred and fifty years, particularly focusing on three distinct periods: the introduction of rifled breech-loading weapons in Imperial Russia in the nineteenth century, the invention of nuclear weapons in the Soviet Union in the twentieth century, and the development of precision-guided weapons in post-Soviet Russia in the twenty-first century. The analysis relies extensively on primary data obtained from Russian archives, complemented by a series of expert interviews, and deciphers Russia’s distinct strategic cultural approach to military-technological innovation.

Anzhelika Solovyeva is an assistant professor at the Department of Security Studies, Institute of Political Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University. Besides Karolinum Press, her publications have appeared in Oxford University Press, Routledge, Palgrave Macmillan, Rowman & Littlefield, as well as Scopus Q1-ranked journals and journals with an impact factor (IF).