THE APPEARANCE OF CYBERSPACE IN THE RUSSIAN MILITARY OPERATION IN THE LIGHT OF THE RUSSIAN-GEORGIAN WAR IN 2008
 
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Óbuda University, Budapest, Bécsi út 96b,1034 Hungary
Data publikacji online: 11-03-2020
Data publikacji: 11-03-2020
 
Przegląd Nauk o Obronności 2018;(6)
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The goal of the monograph is to introduce the characteristics and development of Russian concepts in regard to the informational warfare through the incidences of the Russian-Georgian war in 2008. According to most authors, this war can be considered the first armed conflict in history where, in order to achieve certain goals, invasive activities were carried out in cyberspace parallel to the military operations (Hollis, 2011). In order to gain a deeper insight into the subject, a brief review of how information operations formed part of Russian military strategy and ideas in the years prior to the war proved beneficial. A practical place to start the investigation was the Russian experts’ conception of the ’90s in the field of information operations that became significantly affected by the political and military changes of the era. In the second part of the script we probe how far the information and cyberspace operations that ran parallel to the military operations contributed to achieving the political and strategic goals set during the war. Finally, we present briefly how the conflict contributed to an appreciation of information operations and to the modernisation program of the Russian armed forces.
ISSN:2450-6869