Project Canada wrote:George1 wrote:Russia's military spending in 2016 will be reduced by 225 billion rubles
that sounds big, so i guess more delays in arms procurement
In relation to GDP expenditure section "National Defense" in 2016 up 3.7 percent. Share of total expenditures of the federal budget in comparison with 2015 (20.1%) decrease and reach 18.3 per cent. The budget appropriations in 2016 under the section "National defense" is planned in the amount of 2886 197 900 000. Rubles.
The budget appropriations in 2016 compared to the level of 2015 decreased by 225 414.7 million. Rubles, including by reducing the budget appropriations for: - current maintenance of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in the amount of 56 044.6 million. Rubles; - Implementation budget investments in special military and the Defense Ministry of Russia in the amount of 104 549.3 million. rubles. The volume of budget appropriations compared to the amount approved by the Law № 384-FZ, decreasing by 227 010.8 million. rubles. Changes in the volume of budget appropriations, due to common approaches to the formation of the draft federal budget, compared to the amount approved by the Law № 384-FZ, reduced expenses 155 354 800 000. rubles. Along with the general approach to the formation of the draft federal budget, to change the cost of that section had an impact: increase budget allocations for: - current maintenance of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in the amount of 16 297.8 million. rubles - compensation payments to servicemen and civilian personnel of the Russian Defense Ministry in the amount of 1 739.8 million. rubles, previously provided for in the framework of the State Enterprise "Social support citizens ", - the construction of a double-track electrified railway section Zhuravka-Millerovo in the amount of 170.9 million. rubles, a decrease in budget allocations for: - the implementation of budgetary investments into special and military Ministry of Defense of Russia in the amount of 5 618.4 million. rubles. - the transfer of powers and abolished Rosoboronzakaz Rosoboronpostavki in the amount of 391.3 million. rubles other federal bodies of executive power. The budget appropriations reserved in the formation of the draft federal budget for 2016, under section "National Defense" was 5 051.2 million. rubles and will be used to: - meet the obligations assumed under the Treaty in the implementation of military-technical cooperation, as well as for activities relating to the completion of military products, delivered from the presence in the military-technical cooperation, reimbursement Russian Ministry of Defense related to the performance of work under the contracts concluded with JSC "Russian Railways" in the amount of 4 889.4 million. rubles - to ensure the activities of federal executive bodies in connection with the transfer of powers uprazdennoy Rosoboronpostavki in the amount of 161.8 million. rubles.
No. Nothing like that. It is $3.4B in dollar terms reduction. SAP2020 was agreed upon already by ministry of finance and the rest of being $300B. Issue is that no SAP2025 was agreed upon and was frozen so chances are, there wont be any decisions on future SAP till 2020 when this one is over while 2025 was an increase + extension of SAP2020.
Seems that cuts are most in certain maintenance and reduction in payments (this makes some sense since Russian servicemen are some of the best paid in the country in terms of state run systems).
They have been planning a reduction for sometime. But SAP 2020 is still ongoing. Don't worry about procurement. What I worry about is about the little things like the special forces/services that are getting a huge portion of the cut.