Text of report by the website of government-owned Russian newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta on 8 February
[Sergey Ptichkin report: "We'll not attack, we'll stand up for ourselves: the president has approved the Russian Federation's military doctrine"]
Dmitriy Medvedev announced on Friday at a conference with the permanent members of the RF Security Council that he had approved the new version of the Military Doctrine and the "Fundamentals of State Policy in the Sphere of Nuclear Deterrence through 2020".
The basic provisions of the Military Doctrine of contemporary Russia were approved for the first time by Boris Yeltsin in 1993. That document was quite general. …