The Russian military shopping spree seems to have come to an end, as economic stagnation is forcing stricter budget regulation. The Russian Armed Forces continue to receive new weapons under existing contracts, but the government has nearly halved future procurement aspirations. In November, the Duma adopted Russia’s federal budget for 2017 and the following decade. It shows the government is clearly slowing its defense spending. The trend began a year ago, after defense expenditures ...


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