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Appendix L
The Threats to Russia (View of the Ministry for Emergency Situations)

  1. Corruption and incompetence of the governing structure

  2. Increase in the hegemony of the United States

  3. Increase in crime and the criminal economy

  4. Lowering of the standard of living and antagonisms within the social structure

  5. Decline in the production and investment potential

  6. Decline in the scientific-technical and innovation potential

  7. Increase in the military and technical strength of China

  8. Decline in the defense and fighting capability of the military forces

  9. Sharpening of the internal conflicts among nationalities and religious groups

  10. Deepening of the energy crisis

  11. Increase in the openness of the national economy beyond appropriate limits

  12. Growth in the military threat from the United States and NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

  13. Sharpening and deepening of regional and local armed conflicts

  14. Increasing damage from dangerous national and catastrophic events and processes

  15. Increasing damage from industrial accidents, environmental pollution, and depletion of natural resources.

Source: Kommersant (2003).



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Scientists, Engineers, and Track-Two Diplomacy: A Half-Century of U.S.-Russian Interacademy Cooperation Appendix L The Threats to Russia (View of the Ministry for Emergency Situations) Corruption and incompetence of the governing structure Increase in the hegemony of the United States Increase in crime and the criminal economy Lowering of the standard of living and antagonisms within the social structure Decline in the production and investment potential Decline in the scientific-technical and innovation potential Increase in the military and technical strength of China Decline in the defense and fighting capability of the military forces Sharpening of the internal conflicts among nationalities and religious groups Deepening of the energy crisis Increase in the openness of the national economy beyond appropriate limits Growth in the military threat from the United States and NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Sharpening and deepening of regional and local armed conflicts Increasing damage from dangerous national and catastrophic events and processes Increasing damage from industrial accidents, environmental pollution, and depletion of natural resources. Source: Kommersant (2003).

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