The study describes the disintegration and restructuring of the Soviet/Russian military system between 1991 and 1993. It examines the uses of history and nationalism, during this period, in the relegitimation of the Russian state, and their influence on its foreign and security policy.
Gerard Holden, Russia after the Cold War. History and the Nation in Post-Soviet Security Politics, Studien der Hessischen Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung Bd. 27, Frankfurt/M. (Campus), 1994