Is the Russian economy will pull the Soviet military spending?

As people turned rubles in combat "iron" our fathers and how to do it now.

Many people remember the loud statement of former Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin, which cost him the post: "We have to understand that we have reached a limit on the potential costs … This limit is overcome, and the increase in military spending 3% of GDP in the coming years does not ensured. "

The main financier of the country hard, President Dmitry Medvedev said:

"We can not do without defense spending. And spending worthy of the Russian Federation … "

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Russia in terms of military spending in 2011 for the first time rose to sixth place

By the volume of military spending in 2011, Russia for the first time in its recent history took 6th place in the world, pushing Germany to seventh place, and in dollar terms in Russian military spending in 2011 for the first time exceeded the pre-crisis 2008.

In calculating TSAMTO it comes to military spending at current prices (that is translated at the average exchange rate of the U.S. dollar for each specific year).

The calculations used data TSAMTO representing systematization official reports of ministries of finance, defense ministries and governments of the countries for which such

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World arming

In 2009, the military spending With years in the world of 1.53 trillion dollars. This is a 5.9% increase compared to 2008. In general, over the last 10 years have increased the costs of defense by almost half. The global monetary crisis and the economic downturn, as it turns out, not much impact on the modernization of the army and navy. As before, the first place in terms of U.S. military spending, followed by China, and the top five favorites of our homeland.

Stockholm Institute international research problems of the world (SIPRI) published its yearbook — SIPRI Yearbook 2010 on

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The Finns will close six military bases

As reported by «Defense Aerospace», the Finnish government decided to close six military bases. This should allow the defense budget to save money. Half bases is scheduled to close in 2013 , and the others — in 2014. How much money the Finnish authorities expect to save, not specified.

Closing in Finland with 2013 was subject to military bases in Kotka, Keuruu, Häme, Kauhava, Yam and North Karelia. It should be noted that on the bases and in the Yam Kauhava placed military Air Force Academy Finland. They will also be closed. And a few more military bases in the

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Information on the reduction of military expenditure refuted

Materials that could be related to the restructuring of the expenditure part of the military budget, the Federation Council of the RF Government did not receive. On Thursday, the 16th of February, said this "Interfax" the chairman of the upper house of Russian parliament's defense and security V. Ozerov.

Ozerov said that for the first time heard about the planned reduction of the military budget for the 3-year period. Not enough that he believes that sequestration may pose a risk of execution of the municipal defense order. According to Ozerov, materials of the reported reduction military spending have been reported

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