This article is devoted to the socio-philosophical analysis of place, functions and role of the military elite in the structure of the ruling class. It is proved that actual power and influence of the military elite in the mechanism of power is determined by its ties with political and economic elites, and those may "militarize" backward at certain stages of development of the state. Formation of elite skills include the ability to build relationships with other elites and to influence on them in order to play a more influential role in the context of state.
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Author Name: Tsoorupa M.V.
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Keywords: elite.ruling class. state building, interaction of elites in the structure of ruling class. military elite