Topic: Valentin Rudenko
If Russia can reduce reliance on its aging Soviet-era nuclear missile deterrent, analysts say it could create a 'whole new ball game.'
Although both countries claim the military exercises are simply for practice, some wonder if the old dispute is again flaring.
Some 36,000 officers are expected to be cut this year and many Soviet-era 'phantom divisions' eliminated. But will the economic crisis undercut reforms?