The Russian military-industrial Complex is having difficulty adapting to President’s Vladimir Putin’s 2016 call for “civilianization,” according to AESMA Group strategic research consultant Mathieu Boulegue.
The complex is administered by the Russian Military Commission (VPK), which streamlines decision making between Russian industry and the Russian government. But because of its structure—Putin on top, with the armed forces and industrial companies only able to access him through intense lobbying—the VPK proliferates a corrupt system unable to work in a competitive market, Boulegue said during a presentation at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
“These state-owned corporations vie for attention and money from …read more
Source: The Washington Free Beacon