The War in Ukraine has seen Russia take the heaviest casualties in its military since the Second World War. A lack of an NCO corps, logistical strains, incompetent field grade officers, and untrained conscripts have led to military disasters and internal conflicts that nearly led to civil war and mutiny inside the country.

The Russian military is at a disorganized level that has not been seen since the First World War, and ironically, the country faces a disaster on the level of 1917. Decades of negligent leadership have plagued its military capabilities, which has affected battlefield progress against a formidable foe such as Ukraine. Ultimately, the Kursk disaster sealed the fate of Putin’s Russian Federation and the military as the disaster and handling of the crisis set the tone for the Putinist era of Russia.

The Kursk Submarine Disaster

Vladimir Putin displayed how little he cared about his military personnel with the Kursk Submarine Disaster. In this submarine tragedy, the Russian Ministry of Defense (MOD) purposely delayed its response time to rescue the naval crew after a tragic accident.