ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Military as a Factor in Russian Politics

Arup Banerji In the logomachy that has sought to encapsulate the nature of the 'Second October Revolution' in terms of deceptively seductive antonyms (democrats versus hardliners, or marketeers versus commandists), the decline in the primacy of the military, even its being deprived of a historically inherited function, has gone unremarked. To combat the baleful symptoms of this, the military is more likely to use the factor of Yeltsin ' political debt to it to garner revenues and personnel, to consolidate its role as arbiter of scarcity in the localities or, internationally, to push for an upward revision of the conventional armed forces terms on Russian deployments in the Caucasusthan to urge a militarised polity.

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