Tag: Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov

Medvedev’s Seven Main Losses as Prime Minister

November 19, 2013

It’s no secret that Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev often plays ‘second fiddle’ to President Vladimir Putin. Their relationship is a perfect illustration of how Putin maintains control. For the most part, though, if there is a power struggle between the two, it is kept out of the headlines. Last week, however, it roared back […]

Growing Corruption In the Russian Military

July 15, 2013

The Russian State-Media outlet RIA Novosti has published an alarming headline on the state of corruption inside the Russian military: The financial cost of corruption uncovered in the Russian Armed Forces this year has soared 450 percent from last year to over 4.4 billion rubles ($130 million), the Prosecutor General’s Office reported on Thursday. “The […]