Current Members of the Administration:
Chief of the Presidential Administration: KaiserMuffin
Domestic and Economic Policy Adviser to the President: Vincent of TRP
Foreign Policy Adviser to the President: Colonel Ironboot
Army Affairs Adviser to the President: FlyingDutchie
Navy Affairs Adviser to the President: yourworstnightmare
Air Force Affairs Adviser to the President: rule_them_all
Adviser to the President: mad general
The Administration’s recommendations are received and noted. The meeting with Pavel Milyukov is scheduled for two days from now. You will be kept informed of future developments.
At the request of Vincent of TRP the issue of Russian territorial claims is added to the agenda. Please discuss the validity of Russian claims to specific territories in the near abroad and the likelihood of resistance by local population to Russian rule.
Issues Facing the Administration:
1. Defining Russian Territorial Claims (noncritical)
The Russian Empire once ruled over a great territory encompassing many different people. Today the Russian Republic is still a multiethnic state but it is undeniably more monolithic than the Russian Empire was. The Administration has to decide on whether it is worth for the Republic to try to recapture lost lands (and which lands) or whether Russia should support the creation of progressive democratic pro-Russian states in the near abroad.
2. Distribution of State Resources (noncritical)
For the moment all state resources are directed into production of consumer goods in order to lower the economic hardship faced by the population. In the near future we expect to have resources available for other uses and as such the Administration has to decide whether to prioritize construction of new industry, reinforcement of the armed forces, technological upgrade of military equipment, or creation of new military units.
3. Air Force Strategy (noncritical)
Most of the Russian Air Force was scrapped in the later part of the Kerensky rule, and the new Government needs to put together a strategy towards the use and development of the Air Force. It is unlikely that Russia will have the resources to develop and build more than one type of bomber (strategic, tactical, close air support) and one type of air to air place (fighter, interceptor) so a decision needs to be made regarding which designs to pursue. The development of a doctrine will follow from the types of planes selected.
4. Navy Strategy (noncritical)
Most of the Russian Air Force was scrapped in the later part of the Kerensky rule, and the new Government needs to put together a strategy towards the use and development of the Navy. Depending on how many resources the Administration wishes to dedicate to the Navy choices can range from a submarine-only navy aimed at harassing enemies to a battleship or carrier based fleet. In addition the Administration has to decide what doctrine our Navy should follow and what ship designs should be developed.
Map of Potential Russian Claims: