Tag: Russian defense spending

Increased Defense Spending Seen Leaving Russia ‘without Missiles or a Fleet’

November 6, 2015

Staunton, November 5 – Moscow’s revised budget, one that provides for large increases in spending for the military and government structures along with reductions in investment in human capital, means that Russia could soon find itself “both without scholars and without missiles or a fleet,” according to a study by Moscow’s Higher School of Economics.” […]

Recent Sharp Rise in Russian Military Spending Shows Putin Preparing for Bigger War, Illarionov Says

April 3, 2015

Staunton, April 3 — Russian military spending, even as officially given by the finance ministry, provides a remarkably accurate early warning indicator of Russian intentions, Andrey Illarionov says, and a dramatic increase in spending since January of this year thus suggests that Vladimir Putin is preparing for a larger war in Ukraine and/or elsewhere. Between […]