The illustrated publication is intended for broad readership.
The first issue opens with a message of greetings from Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov and RIA Novosti Chairman of the Board Svetlana Mironyuk to creators and readers of the monthly.
The Defence Policy section carries the president's answers to questions from Russians on problems of the national defence policy, put to Vladimir Putin during his live TV and radio broadcasting.
Can the spread of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery be prevented today? This theme is considered in the article by Lieutenant-General Gennadi Yevstafyev, retired. RIA Novosti analyst Victor Litovkin ponders over Russia's 2004 military budget in a commentary.
The official section carries presidential decrees and government resolutions related to the military sphere, appointments in the Russian Armed Forces. The monthly also publishes materials on international military cooperation, military interaction within the framework of the Commonwealth of Independent States, army monthly chronicles.
Coincidentally, the English version /Russian Military Review/, circulated abroad, has seen light.