The article is devoted to the study of military materials periodicals of the early XX century. At the end of the Russo-Japanese war, it became obvious that the Russian army is in need of reform. In 1905-1912, the war Department began to reform, which broadly reﬂected on the pages of the military press. The military community is actively discussed the ongoing reforms and through the press oﬀered Military Ministry options for certain reforms. Among the military publicists was known to contemporaries military experts, and unknown oﬃcers active duty and reserve oﬃcers. A wide range of authors assumed a comprehensive and open discussion of the reforms. In turn, the reforms undertaken by the Ministry, often consistent with the proposals of the military community. This was due to the existing cooperation mechanisms of the Ministry of war and the military community through military print. On the one hand the Ministry of war could provoke discussion of any problems, in order to identify the opinions of the majority. On the other hand, the military community is often performed with the primary initiative, supported by the Ministry of war.
Military periodicals, the defense Ministry, the military community, the reform of the Russian army, interaction and cooperation
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