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Tanks highlight the shortcomings of the Russian defence industry. The nation’s main battle tank, the T-90, was criticised by military leaders who have now been removed, but it looks as if the ground forces will have to make do with further orders of the model as Russia spends trillions of rubles on improving weaponry.
Professor Stefan Hedlund
The replacement of Russia’s defence minister and its top general within days of each other was surrounded by allegations of corruption and a sex scandal. But the real reason for the ousting relates to the games of power behind the scenes; the military leaders attempting to reform the outdated defence forces appear to have been defeated by the supporters of the trad...