Tag: Russian military spending

Moscow Can’t Maintain Current Levels of Military Spending for Much Longer, Guriyev Says

May 26, 2015

Staunton, May 24 — The Russian government cannot afford to maintain its current levels of military spending for long because its shift of resources to the military sector is threatening the rest of the Russian economy and because its reserve fund will be insufficient to pay for this spending for more than another year or […]

Is Russia’s Military Really As Good As It Was in Crimea?

April 3, 2014

Three to five days is all the Russian military would need to overrun Ukrainian resistance in the east and south of the country if the decision was made to invade. Within 12 hours of ordering an invasion, Russian troops described as: “a very large and very capable and very ready force” could be across the […]