The academic report is devoted to the NATO Programme, "Partnership for Peace".
This survey was written with the great wish to help and support ex-officers and their dependents, to exchange ideas and problems between countries facing these problems, to break stereotypes about officers and ex-officers, to show the difficulties of the discharged officer and his dependants.
I am very thankful to the NATO Office of Information and Press for giving me a scholarship to enable me to carry out this research.
I would also like to thank Tony Widmer, Director of Russian European Trust, Jack Hemsley, MOD, John Lough, representative of NATO Office in Moscow, Chris Donnely, Special Advisor for Central and Eastern Europe Affairs, NATO Brussels, Spyros C Philippas, Academic Affairs Officer, NATO Office of Information and Press, Henry Bellingham ,Member of Parliament for West Norfolk, England, Anne Woodruff Director of Social Work, Soldiers' Sailors' and Airmen's Families Association and General-Colonel German Titov, second man in space and Deputy of Russian Duma, for their consultation, advice and practical support.
I would also like to thank my father, Nikolay Kivaev,
ex-colonel, participant of World War II, paratrooper with 40 years of experience, for upbringing my spirit of peace and interest to the problems of the Soviet and Russian Army Personnel.