- President Putin's fourth term in office is expected to herald changes to how Russia's defence sector is managed
- Military modernisation has been a key tenet of the Putin Administration
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s swearing-in for an unprecedented fourth term in office on 7 May is also expected to bring changes in how Russia’s defence-industrial sector is managed. Putin, who was elected for another six-year term in March, has made a more than decade-long major rearmament and military modernisation programme one of the centrepieces of his rule.
One of the major changes anticipated is the replacement of Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin with the current head of the Ministry for Trade and Industry (MPT), Denis Manturov.