Soviet Military Doctrine from Lenin to Gorbachev, 1915-1991


This study of Soviet military thinking over the last 75 years combines the perspectives of history and the social sciences to understand Soviet military doctrine, strategy, and behavior from the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 to the coup attempt and revolution in 1991. Senior scholars evaluate Soviet ways of war, assess the current situation in the Soviet Union/Russia, and point to future possible policy directions. Statements defining recent Soviet policy, enhanced by an overall Soviet perspective, further reveal current military attitudes in the region. A bibliographical essay points to significant literature on Soviet military doctrine.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Bruce W. Menning
  • Jacob W. Kipp
  • David M. Glantz
  • Harriet Fast Scott
  • Raymond L. Garthoff
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1992


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