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The use of military force in the foreign policy of the Russian Federation


[ 1 ] Wydział Wojskowy, Akademia Sztuki Wojennej | [ P ] employee

Scientific discipline (Law 2.0)

[6.3] Security studies

Year of publication


Published in

Wiedza Obronna

Journal year: 2022 | Journal volume: t. 279 | Journal number: nr 2

Article type

scientific article

Publication language


  • Armed forces
  • Foreign policy
  • International security
  • Militarism
  • Modernization
  • Russia
  • Security strategy
  • Technology
  • Imperializm
  • Militaryzm
  • Modernizacja
  • Polityka zagraniczna
  • Potencjał bojowy
  • Rosja
  • Siły zbrojne
  • Strategia bezpieczeństwa

EN In their action, the Russian authorities use a number of different tools, military strength being one of the key ones. Russia’s neo-imperial ambitions are reflected in the new strategic and doctrinal documents. They follow a more confrontational line and emphasize Russia’s desire to frame a new architecture of international security. In pursuing its strategic goals, Russia has undertaken a comprehensive programme of technical upgrade of its armed forces, launches impressive military exercise programmes and militarizes the society. The worsening international situation at the beginning of the 21st century, as a derivative of the growing power and importance of the Russian Federation, posed a threat to the countries of the former Warsaw Pact. The aim of the article is to discuss the military tools employed in the foreign policy of the Russian Federation, both direct and indirect. In areas of strategic interest outside the post-Soviet area, they mainly take an indirect form. An example of Russia’s desire to restore its imperial influence is demonstrations of its strategic combat capabilities, including by taking provocative action in the western direction.

Date of online publication

11.2022 (Date presumed)

Pages (from - to)

81 - 107





Bibliografia na stronach 103-107.

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CC BY-SA (attribution - share alike)

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final published version

Release date

11.2022 (Date presumed)

Date of Open Access to the publication

2 months after publication

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