Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
3rd January, 2016
"The deterrent a compelling force," considers the Director of the Center for analysis of strategies & technologies Ruslan Pukhov. "The proverbial arms race that existed between the USSR and the USA allowed our country to get the right security at the expense of a powerful military potential, including in the nuclear sphere. Now no one will dare to speak with Russia from a position of strength, knowing that the response will be devastating for any opponent. And it's good that we have such a potential. But this is not the full potential of the Russian army, which in recent years has reached a whole new level of armaments. Including information technologies that have already affirmed our involvement in the Syrian conflict, where the apparent success of our operation has been acknowledged even by our enemies. And the "Perimeter" system is like a battleship, which stands on the side, but is always ready for action."