Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences

, Volume 87, Issue 2, pp 150–156 | Cite as

Basic science as a crucial element in the modern system of national security

  • G. A. Lavrinov
  • E. Yu. Khrustalev
  • O. E. Khrustalev
Science and Society


The role of basic science in qualitative improvement of the national defense potential is considered. The exceptional strategic importance of the results obtained during basic research for military security and the necessity to expand their practical application for these purposes are shown. The authors propose to increase the efficiency of the organizational mechanism of control of defense-oriented basic research and discuss possible consequences of the reorganization of the Russian Academy of Sciences in terms of Russia’s defense potential.


basic science defense potential defense–industrial complex weapons and military equipment military security military expenditures 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. A. Lavrinov
    • 1
  • E. Yu. Khrustalev
    • 2
  • O. E. Khrustalev
    • 2
  1. 1.Russian Academy of Missile and Artillery SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Central Economics and Mathematical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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