The Republic of Belarus is lucky in the sphere of military build. It inherited from the Soviet Union one of the best military districts located on the main Western strategic direction. It was a second-tier echelon of the forces deployed in Warsaw Pact countries (East Germany and Poland). Belarus also got a number of military-defense enterprises that produced complex electronic systems, in particular.
|Belarusian army T-72BV main batle tanks drive during a parade marking Independence Day in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, July 3, 2011. (Sergei Grits)|