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Monday, February 26, 2018

Russia told the UN about record growth of their defense spending

Russia sent to the UN its annual report on its defence spending, according to RBC.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

According to this document, filed three months later, military spending rose by nearly a trillion rubles. In 2015, for military purposes from the budget was allocated 2.9 trillion rubles, while the budget was of 3.18 trillion. The divergence of figures Russia explains.

All the data recently in 2014 — served in the UN in a simplified form, despite the fact that the organization encourages more paint on what was spent certain amount.

From the report, however, that the Navy had 700,3 billion, the BBC — 662,4, army — 582,5, other expenses (where, in particular, may include paramilitary forces such as those created now the National guard) made up 958,2 billion.

In each case expenses compared to the previous year was increased, so the Navy had 38.6% more than in 2014.

Read about the complaint of the Prime Minister on the lack of money in the country.

While head of military economy laboratory of the Gaidar Institute Vasily Zatsepin sure that the actual defence expenditure in Russia exceed the figures specified in the report for the UN, since the budget is held on only by military, but are hidden in the costs of education, national issues, sports, and even the media. When you post these articles, he said, spending will be about 4.3 trillion roubles, or 5.3% of GDP, although they never exceeded 4.5%.

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