The technology has impacted all the domains of human life and one of them are military affairs. The combination of sophisticated technologies and human capacities has created new qualities based on training and education allowing to achieve advantage over less developed nations. On the contemporary battlefield this combination of people and modern weapons could cause success or lead to failure if not achieved. The range of emerging military technologies is very wide including reducing dependency on people enhancing combat efficiency. However, the technological culture of societies matters to ensure that qualified personnel could operate such a variety of systems. This is related to the values of a society and respect for other people and nations facilitating understanding and following the rules and laws, which are recognized in democratic and civilized societies. The war in Ukraine has demonstrated the importance of synergy between technology and soldiers especially when comparing the Ukrainian and Russian armed forces. There is a different perception of those armed forces based on their performance during war. The paper will focus on the Russian way of conducting aggression against sovereign Ukraine to discuss two aspects of the Russian Federation’s armed forces: technology and the human factor. The paper will use official documents and data within primary and secondary research allowing analysing and synthesising specific aspects of Russian efficiency during war.


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