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National Security Strategy 2015 – a Step towards the New Phase of Russia’s Development

Ilyin V.A.

1 (43), 2016

Ilyin V.A. National Security Strategy 2015 – a Step towards the New Phase of Russia’s Development. Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast, 2016, no. 1 (43), pp. 9-25. DOI: 10.15838/esc/2016.1.43.1

DOI: 10.15838/esc/2016.1.43.1

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December 31, 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the new National Security Strategy. Having analysed the key provisions of this document, we conclude that this event can be regarded as a new and historically significant step toward the strengthening of the Russian statehood and transition to a new stage of development. The National Security Strategy–2015 stipulates that “the implementation of the government policy of the Russian Federation in the sphere of national security is carried out through the concerted actions of all the elements of its system under the supervision of the President of the Russian Federation and with the coordinating role of the Security Cou ncil of the Russian Federation”. Thus, the President takes on personal responsibility for ensuring the implementation of priority directions of state policy in the sphere of national security, and this is not only a timely step, it also demonstrates Vladimir Putin’s ability to assume the historical role of leader when Russia experiences hard times

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