Under the Supervision of Rostekhnadzor

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Under the Supervision of Rostekhnadzor

Creating a remote monitoring system for dangerous or potentially dangerous objects in order to provide security will become a priority for companies and research institutions in the next few years. Rostekhnadzor is carrying out activities to create a system of remote monitoring of technological processes in dangerous production facilities with the use of modern telemetric facilities, information and communication technologies. In his interview with the chief editor of the “Economic strategies” magazine Alexander Ageev the State Secretary – Deputy Head of Rostekhnadzor Alexander Rybas told about the possibilities of not only qualitatively predict accidents, but also to make recommendations with regard to changing operational risks, about experts certification in the field of industrial safety.

National Models of the Defense Industry Strategic Development: International Experience and National Practice

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National Models of the Defense Industry Strategic Development: International Experience and National Practice

The article presents comparative analysis results of national models of the defense industry strategic development in the United States, Western Europe and China. It examines the influence of the national mentality, national business culture and existing business traditions in the countries under consideration on integration processes development in the defense industry, organizational forms applied and mechanisms. The article dwells on characteristics of the civil-military integration mechanisms, public-private partnerships and inter-ethnic cooperation, reveals features of their implementation in different countries of the world. It presents conclusions on the possibility of adapting the advanced foreign experience to domestic practice of strategic management of the defense industry development.

War as a War of Meanings

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War as a War of Meanings

What meanings of being, system of values and morality can confront Russia today and tomorrow as the basis of a future war? The article provides a brief analysis of geopolitical projects for superethnoses, forming the basis of leading contemporary civilizations.

The Concept of a Just War in the Context of Forming Warfare National Ethics

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The Concept of a Just War in the Context of Forming Warfare National Ethics

Ideological and theoretical justification of violence and its extreme form — the war — has a solid philosophical and political base. Nevertheless, this question becomes especially acute nowadays. Not least due to the fact that a substantial segment of the confrontation is shifting into the sphere of ideological and political warfare — war of meanings aimed at suppressing the enemy’s will to resist. Wars of the so-called fourth generation are asymmetric and hybrid ones, wars of “everybody against everyone”, in conditions of losing monopoly on violence by state institutions and increasing the power of non-state and mixed (public-private) paramilitary systems will require re-interpretation of the concepts of justice and war sacredness.

Metaphysics of Violence

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Metaphysics of Violence

The article analyzes metaphysical aspects of violence on the basis of three theses. 1. Metaphysics of violence. Violence in today’s world acts as an end in itself and its volumes grow towards the apocalypse. 2. Physics of violence. Violence is used by the state and its institutions as a means of positivity. 3. Wisdom of violence. Philosophy of economy and Russian sophianic philosophy are seeking the ways of transforming violence into meaningful, educational, training, cultural forms of human behavior determination, into the social structures of justice.

On the Issue of Ideological and Political Justification of Creating Public-Private Paramilitary Systems in the Context of Strategic Offensive Culture

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On the Issue of Ideological and Political Justification of Creating Public-Private Paramilitary Systems in the Context of Strategic Offensive Culture

The article deals with modern military conflicts, as well as characteristics and peculiar features of strategic offensive culture. This culture always presupposes the existence of struggle elite, a single civil-military corporation capable of spiritual strategic goal setting and as a result — relying on the unity of the state and non-state national security systems, on a single complex — “total forces” — which combines public and private forces ensuring security policy, NPOs that directly interact with them, political parties and movements, religious institutions, mass media and business structures. Public-private paramilitary units of a new type, meeting the requirements of conducting asymmetric and hybrid wars, gradually become the core of this complex.

Hybrid Wars as an Expression of Inter-State Conflicts in Modern Conditions

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Hybrid Wars as an Expression of Inter-State Conflicts in Modern Conditions

The author examines the concept of “hybrid warfare”, compares definitions of this notion, given by different foreign researchers. He analyzes the methods of hybrid wars waging that correlate with certain armed conflicts that took place in the XIX-XX centuries.

Reasons for Bringing in the Federal Forces in Chechnya in Historiography: Versions and Interpretations

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Reasons for Bringing in the Federal Forces in Chechnya in Historiography: Versions and Interpretations

The article deals with approaches to disclosure of the nature and the causes of the armed conflict in Chechnya, existing in modern historiography. The paper considers versions interpreting the circumstances that caused forceful intervention of the federal forces in the Chechen conflict on the side of anti-Dudayev opposition. It also highlights the causes versions and underlying reasons of beginning the counter-terrorist operation in the Chechen Republic.