Russia’s technological policy and knowhow in a competitive global context

Santtu Lehtinen, Sinikukka Saari, Arho Suominen, Andrey Indukaev, Juuso Eskonmaa

Research output: Book/ReportReport


The global science and technology (S&T) landscape is increasingly embedded in the intensifying great power competition. Significant global attention has been paid to the dynamics between China and the United States while Russia's notable S&T knowhow has been largely absent from the conversation. The ongoing war in Ukraine emphasizes the importance of S&T capabilities for Russia's power projection ability and its great power aspirations. This report examines Russia’s current S&T knowhow and the trajectory of its technological edge. In addition, the report examines and evaluates the effectiveness of Russia’s science, technology and innovation policies and strategies. Furthermore, the report analyses Russia’s technological development in the context of its geopolitical implications, particularly with regards to the future of great power competition. The analysis of the future trajectories is based on Delphi -based foresight. Finally, the report highlights key implications for Europe and, in particular, Finland.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPrime Minister's Office Finland
Commissioning bodyPrime Minister's Office Finland
Number of pages127
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-383-228-2
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2022
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

SeriesValtioneuvoston selvitys- ja tutkimustoiminnan julkaisusarja


  • Technology policy
  • Technological development
  • Research
  • research activities
  • Russia
  • international politics


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