The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has confirmed new naval powers doctrine on the Russian Navy Day. Western professionals have assessed the document and came to the conclusion that he needed to counterbalance the hegemony of the United States in the international arena.
Western powers are carefully watching the changes of the strategic directions of the Russian Federation, in connection with the adoption of a new doctrine for the Navy expected has caused a wide public interest. Especially that, as discovered by Western experts, the document reflects the main interests of Russian foreign policy.
The document was adopted by the Russian President Vladimir Putin on the day of Navy fleet, but the main points have been ready a long time ago. New naval doctrine was based on the principles adopted at the end of December 2014 military doctrine. Then the main threats were identified as the Ukrainian crisis and NATO enlargement to the East, reports Der Spiegel. In sea power also is preparing to prove their own self-sufficiency and strength.
The main emphasis is on the placement of forces in the Atlantic ocean and in the Arctic. Also, the document stresses the importance of the full protection of this strategic Russian region of Crimea. It is expected that in the Pacific ocean Russia would be very keen to cooperate with China.
Using his excellent diplomatic and financial relations with the countries of Asia, Moscow is going to create a system that is able to stand against US hegemony in the global arena, experts say. With all this, such a system would be safer, because it will build on the efforts of several participants.