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In Russia, Defense Cuts Were Inevitable

Mar 11, 2016 | 09:00 GMT
Russia is finding it harder to maintain military spending, like the purchase of new military helicopters and other remilitarization efforts.
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Russia's worsening economic crisis has forced the Kremlin to make further budget cuts for 2016. Going into 2016, the federal budget was tightened in all ministries, except defense, in which spending was kept largely flat. But in January, the Finance Ministry ordered another 10 percent spending cut for all ministries...

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