Märta Carlsson, “The Structure of Power – an Insight into the Russian Ministry of Defence”, FOI, Nov. 2012.
Available at http://www.foi.se/Global/V%C3%A5r%20kunskap/S%C3%A4kerhetspolitiska%20studier/Ryssland/%C3%96vriga%20filer/foir_3571.pdf
With Anatolii Serdiukov as its minister (2007–2012) the Russian
Ministry of Defence underwent significant changes. They were
initiated in order to facilitate the reform and rearmament of the
Armed Forces. The ministry lacked control over the allocation of
the defence budget and corruption was widespread in the organization.
Moreover, there was strong opposition to reform among
the senior military leadership. Serdiukov had to address these
problems in order to make the transformation of the Armed Forces
possible. This is the report on how he attempted to accomplish
this. The report also gives a unique insight in the structure of
the ministry, its departments and their tasks during his tenure.
This report and other FOI publications on Russia are available
on the Russia project’s website at www.foi.se/russia