When he was elected, President Putin set out to build a strong state in Russia. This document shows what kind of state the president considers strong. Prosperous families, and society in general, don’t matter in Putin’s strong state. A strong state is one which is armed to the teeth, and fenced in by numerous self-imposed restrictions and limitations. According to the president, economic security takes precedence over all other economic ideas.
Alexander Nadzharov “Backing up? President Putin prepares a turnaround of the Russian economy. The Security Council’s plans for national economic security” Novye Izvestia August 9, 2001