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    Re: Military budget of the Russian Federation

    Post  Mike E on Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:26 pm

    AlfaT8 wrote:
    higurashihougi wrote:Several news agency said that, on 7th October, Russian Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov claimed that Russia do not have enough money for the total modernization of the Army and he demanded a cheaper and more cost-effective program.

    http://www.rferl.org/content/russia-siluanov-finance-minister-military-spending/26625888.html
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/07/us-russia-economy-spending-defence-idUSKCN0HW1H420141007

    Andbody who can read Russian please verify this information. If the information is true, I have to say this is not a good news.
    Sounds like another Serdyukov to me.
    This guy is financial, so I doubt he really cares much about the forces themselves. They can afford it, but they need to cut costs here and there etc (better manage the money going into projects).
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    Re: Military budget of the Russian Federation

    Post  medo on Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:30 pm

    higurashihougi wrote:Several news agency said that, on 7th October, Russian Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov claimed that Russia do not have enough money for the total modernization of the Army and he demanded a cheaper and more cost-effective program.

    http://www.rferl.org/content/russia-siluanov-finance-minister-military-spending/26625888.html
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/07/us-russia-economy-spending-defence-idUSKCN0HW1H420141007

    Andbody who can read Russian please verify this information. If the information is true, I have to say this is not a good news.

    I think Putin will have to do the same as Medvedev did few years ago, when Kasyanov oppose financing of rearmament program and throw him out from government. Russia is on a brink of big war, WW3 and every cent spend on the denfense is worth a lot, because for every cent, they will not spend on defense, they will have to spend 10 $ for rebuilding of destroyed country. When the war start, it is too late to start investing in defense.
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    Re: Military budget of the Russian Federation

    Post  sepheronx on Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:17 pm

    I dont see it on russian news. That said, they always try to slash the military budget, even when they barely had any money going to military.

    Wont happen.
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    Re: Military budget of the Russian Federation

    Post  sepheronx on Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:59 pm

    This is coming at the same time CB put $2B to help prevent devaluation of Ruble, even though they claimed they wouldnt. Something is fishy here.

    Technically, military spending will benefit more than not with a reduced ruble. meaning cheaper products and the money is recirculated into the economy as workers get paid.

    Maybe insteas, they should demand rubles for oil and gas. That will solve their.ruble problem. Which doesnt seem to be much of a problem.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-10-08/russia-central-banks-scrambles-halt-plunging-ruble-spends-over-2-billion-last-three-

    In this article, only people complaining is about some food prices (possibly foreign food and also the fact the shops could be committing fraud by overcharging, and people complaining they cant travel to EU and buy goods, what not.). So I have a feeling Putin is allowing all of this so they end up tripping over themselves and they become public enemy #1
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    Re: Military budget of the Russian Federation

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:44 pm

    higurashihougi wrote:Several news agency said that, on 7th October, Russian Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov claimed that Russia do not have enough money for the total modernization of the Army and he demanded a cheaper and more cost-effective program.

    http://www.rferl.org/content/russia-siluanov-finance-minister-military-spending/26625888.html
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/07/us-russia-economy-spending-defence-idUSKCN0HW1H420141007

    Andbody who can read Russian please verify this information. If the information is true, I have to say this is not a good news.

    Radio Free Europe is a Prima Faci case of a U.S. State Dept./Pentagon backed megaphone/echo-chamber/mouth-piece/black-propaganda media outlet, that still propagates the fanciable and fictitious myths and erroneous claims of the current Kiev junta, and I also pointed out in a "white-paper" (obtained through a FOIA request) that proved that Radio Free Europe was one of Stephen Bandera's earliest post-war supporters:

    http://www.foia.cia.gov/sites/default/files/document_conversions/1705143/STUDIES%20IN%20INTELLIGENCE%20NAZI%20-%20RELATED%20ARTICLES_0015.pdf


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    Re: Military budget of the Russian Federation

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:50 pm

    sepheronx wrote:I dont see it on russian news. That said, they always try to slash the military budget, even when they barely had any money going to military.

    Wont happen.

    It's Radio Free Europe, the crazy cat lady down the street has just as much credibility. Kudrin was given the boot for a reason, the more the Central Bank push's the 'Siloviki's' buttons, the greater likeness that Glazyev collectively gives them the boot and federalizes the whole damn operation!

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    Re: Military budget of the Russian Federation

    Post  par far on Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:35 pm

    I really hope that the Russians don't cut any budgets or any corners. If this is done correctly, then in 5-7 years, Russia will see the fruits of their hardwork(more arms exports=more jobs, resources to invest in advanced technology). The money has to go to the military and not to corruption(this is the big deal).

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    Re: Military budget of the Russian Federation

    Post  par far on Wed Oct 08, 2014 10:11 pm

    par far wrote:I really hope that the Russians don't cut any budgets or any corners. If this is done correctly, then in 5-7 years, Russia will see the fruits of their hardwork(more arms exports=more jobs, resources to invest in advanced technology). The money has to go to the military and not to corruption(this is the big deal).


    The thing about corruption is that almost every army in the world has it, we will never because the mainstream media will never tell us but the US army has the most corruption. If you do research about the Iraq war and the Afghanistan war, then you will see that there was a lot of corruption and billions and billions of dollars were wasted. One the examples is the company that was hired to wash the soldiers uniforms were paid billions of dollars but they were cutting so many corners(using old machines, not enough water and in some causes don't using soap at all. There is video on YouTube where the soldiers are talking about how companies ripped off the US army and nothing was done.
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    Re: Military budget of the Russian Federation

    Post  sepheronx on Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:35 pm

    http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/753784

    Figured it wasnt going to happen. Defense spending will still be on track.
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    Re: Military budget of the Russian Federation

    Post  Mike E on Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:37 pm

    sepheronx wrote:http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/753784

    Figured it wasnt going to happen. Defense spending will still be on track.
    All bark, no bite...
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    Re: Military budget of the Russian Federation

    Post  sepheronx on Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:42 pm

    Mike E wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/753784

    Figured it wasnt going to happen. Defense spending will still be on track.
    All bark, no bite...

    Who? Defense ministry or Economics minister?

    Economics minister is far from reliable as he cant provide a clear indication on amount of capital outflow or growth. Sad really for an economics minister.
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    Re: Military budget of the Russian Federation

    Post  Mike E on Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:47 pm

    sepheronx wrote:
    Mike E wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/753784

    Figured it wasnt going to happen. Defense spending will still be on track.
    All bark, no bite...

    Who? Defense ministry or Economics minister?

    Economics minister is far from reliable as he cant provide a clear indication on amount of capital outflow or growth. Sad really for an economics minister.

    Who do you think? - The economics minister of course... 

    I've been hearing about funding cuts in the Russian rearmament programs for years now, and as we all know, only the opposite has occurred... - You are right about him though, they already *been* paying for this budget, so why the fuss?
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    Re: Military budget of the Russian Federation

    Post  kvs on Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:00 am

    Mentally diseased monetarists. Massive defense spending is a direct stimulus to the Russian economy. It is what
    the US has been doing for decades and it works. I often hear discussion that amounts to a claim that economy
    knows what spending (money flow) is good and what is bad. No, the economy only cares about money flow. If
    everyone put all their money under their mattress tomorrow, then the whole economy would crash. Cutting defense
    spending will not be beneficial for Russia. That money will likely get squandered in a way where a large part of it
    finds its way outside its borders. This is self-evidently a negative for the GDP.

    They key is not to have corrupt elements like the former defense minister Serdyukov blow billions of dollars on
    foreign contracts.
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    Re: Military budget of the Russian Federation

    Post  TR1 on Sat Oct 11, 2014 1:23 am

    No.

    In fact the massive US spending is what led to Germany, Japan and others to catch up in the 70s and 80s.

    Defense spending helps an economy up to a small point. Past that it is very dubious as to how much it helps, compared to actual intelligent civilian spending.

    This is Econ 101, not rocket science.
    Trying to push Russia's economy primarily through defense spending is asinine.

    lol @ you bringing up foreign contracts. The total amount the Russian defense industry swindles yearly grossly outpaces any foreign spending.


    Threatening to buy abroad was the only good thing Serdykov did. There is a reason the Russian MIC got so angry about it- hard to sit on your ass when the MOD will not just buy whatever shit you peddle it.
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    Re: Military budget of the Russian Federation

    Post  sepheronx on Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:15 am

    Yeah, then look at the cost of those imported weapons like glocks.
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    Re: Military budget of the Russian Federation

    Post  kvs on Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:28 am

    TR1 wrote:No.

    In fact the massive US spending is what led to Germany, Japan and others to catch up in the 70s and 80s.

    Defense spending helps an economy up to a small point. Past that it is very dubious as to how much it helps, compared to actual intelligent civilian spending.

    This is Econ 101, not rocket science.
    Trying to push Russia's economy primarily through defense spending is asinine.

    lol @ you bringing up foreign contracts. The total amount the Russian defense industry swindles yearly grossly outpaces any foreign spending.


    Threatening to buy abroad was the only good thing Serdykov did. There is a reason the Russian MIC got so angry about it- hard to sit on your ass when the MOD will not just buy whatever shit you peddle it.

    A true monetarist believer. The GDP is reduced by expenditure on foreign goods and services unless these goods and services
    are used to produce other goods and services for export and only if the export revenue exceeds import costs. That is Economics 101.

    Serdyukov and his final, finished goods purchase spasms (e.g. Mistrals) would clearly not benefit the Russian GDP. Importing German
    NC machinery did and does benefit Russia's GDP.

    As for your Mickey Mouse view of Russia's economy as some corrupt banana republic, keep on dreaming sunshine. No numbers, no
    facts, just bile. You really belong over at MP.net and you probably are one of the regular trolls there.
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    Re: Military budget of the Russian Federation

    Post  TR1 on Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:31 am

    Just bile is a great explanation for 99% of the posts here.

    Continue your sad circle jerk though Smile .
    Fueling an economy through defense, might be the dumbest thing I have read in weeks. A sad lack of any economic knowlege. Then again, by most of your posts you don't know squat period, certainly not about anything in the military field.

    Russia's economy is corrupt and shitty, I know it is hard to see when you don't step inside its border for two minutes Very Happy .


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    Re: Military budget of the Russian Federation

    Post  TR1 on Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:31 am

    sepheronx wrote:Yeah, then look at the cost of those imported weapons like glocks.

    You don't need to buy things outright in large amounts.

    The threat of doing so is enough, see KAMAZ and suddenly their competence at making decent MRAPs.

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    Re: Military budget of the Russian Federation

    Post  Mike E on Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:45 am

    TR1 wrote:Just bile is a great explanation for 99% of the posts here.

    Continue your sad circle jerk though Smile .
    Fueling an economy through defense, might be the dumbest thing I have read in weeks. A sad lack of any economic knowlege. Then again, by most of your posts you don't know squat period, certainly not about anything in the military field.

    Russia's economy is corrupt and shitty, I know it is hard to see when you don't step inside its border for two minutes Very Happy .
    Typical, spewing crap about others' posts, while yours itself is full of fluff!

    Ever hear of the US economy? It is heavily based in military spending, hence the power of the MIC. Of course you will deny this, because you are having an affair with the US. - This fact cannot be denied, even the hardest of hard core "patriots" here will admit that our economy is directly influenced by the MIC. So, by your definition of the US and its economy being perfect, Russia is heading in the correct direction, right? For all I care you are a Crony Capitalistic Keynesian! 

    Why the obvious Russophobia? Their economy is doing great *considering the level of sanction on top of them*. It has been improving for some time now, and has much less debt (which is what really counts) per capita than most Western countries. TR1, you accuse me of posting crap-filled, idiotic comments, I suggest you look at your own first!

     - Don't even try to say that Western economies are all perfect and that kind of crap. They are *all* bubble-based economies which hide their real problems. - I LIVE in one for crying out loud!
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    Russian military spending

    Post  kvs on Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:01 am

    Sort of back on topic, it looks like the $700+ billion spending for revamping the military plan is on track and is secure out to 2018
    since Putin's term lasts until then. This means that it will be mostly implemented even if by some chance we get a monetarist
    numbskull in office after 2018.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_BMfZRA87CE

    Thanks to the solid federal spending the company building the Project 636 submarines is able to have six of them under
    construction at the same time. Each boat is supposed to take about 1.5 years to complete and all six will be delivered by
    the end of next year. The general director of the Admiralty Warfs company building these boats highlights how they have
    built up their production capacity by updating their equipment and attracting skilled workers. The per unit cost of these
    boats is significantly cheaper since they are mass producing them.

    The above video highlights how this military spending is advancing the development of Russian industry. The troll
    would like to us to believe that Russian manufacturing is total crap and needs imports. Complete rubbish thinking.
    Imports suppress local production. Perhaps China should manufacture all of Russia's military hardware since they
    are cheaper and monetarists worship money.
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    Defense spending will still be on track

    Post  Viktor on Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:54 am

    sepheronx wrote:http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/753784

    Figured it wasnt going to happen. Defense spending will still be on track.

    There wasnt a single economy minister that did not want to cut the defense spending and jet not one did. I suppose this tango will last until the very end.
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    Re: Military budget of the Russian Federation

    Post  George1 on Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:37 pm

    Russian Defense Budget to Hit Record $81 Billion in 2015

    Russia's national defense budget for next year will reach a record 3.3 trillion rubles ($81 billion), or 4.2 percent of the country's GDP, the head of the State Duma's defense committee, Admiral Vladimir Komoyedov, was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency on Thursday.

    The 2015 budget represents an 812 billion ruble ($20 billion) increase over this year, and portends a larger defense budget over the next several years. Russia's GDP this year is forecast at just over $2 trillion, according to the World Bank, and Russia's Finance Ministry expects it to grow by a mere 1 percent in 2015, state news agency TASS reported.

    According to Komoyedov, the Duma plans to spend 3.1 trillion rubles ($76 billion), or 3.7 percent of GDP, on defense in 2016 and 3.23 trillion ($79 billion), or 3.6 percent of GDP, in 2017.

    “These parameters are significantly higher than in 2014, when the proportion of GDP was 3.4 percent,” Komoyedov was quoted as saying by Interfax. Last year, defense expenditures made up 3.2 percent of GDP, and were a mere 3 percent in 2012.

    With the exception of the United States, which spent 3.8 percent of its GDP on defense in 2013, most of the world's countries spend less than 3 percent of their GDP on their militaries, according to World Bank data. In general, U.S. defense expenditures measured in percentage of GDP have been falling sine 2010, when spending reached 4.7 percent of GDP.

    However, World Bank data paints an even more drastic picture of Russia's recent defense spending than Komoyedov did. Last year the World Bank said Russia's defense budget was already 4.2 percent of its GDP.
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    Re: Military budget of the Russian Federation

    Post  George1 on Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:00 pm

    Dmitry Rogozin: We cannot allow cuts in state program for rearmaments

    In an interview with TASS Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said that Western countries should be thanked for Russia's energetic relations with China

    Russian Deputy Prime Minister, the chairman of the Board for the Military-Industrial Complex, Dmitry Rogozin keeps construction of the Vostochny space center in the country’s Far East under personal control and he promises to have meetings with the co-chairman of the Russian-Chinese interstate commission not only at sessions of the latter. Rogozin spoke in an interview with TASS about complaints against the builders of the space center, new Russian-Chinese projects in aviation and space research, a new state armament program through to 2025 and talks with the US on building stations of the Russian global positioning system GLONASS in the US.

    - A prosecutorial inquiry into the spending of budgetary funds for construction of the Vostochny space center and the causes for disruption of the schedule of works was ordered recently. What are the new terms for commissioning of the key facilities of the complex and has the problem with the schedule been eliminated?

    - What you said contains two different questions. Number one, slipping behind schedule and how to eliminate it. This isn’t just a matter of the prosecutorial inspection. That’s a problem of a frugal treatment of spending, which concerns the customer of the project, the Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) to a much greater degree. Problem number two concerns elimination of leaning towards the possible encroachments on legitimacy that may occur and, on top of that, the ones that have occurred in the past.

    When I came to Vostochny for the first time, we were about twelve months behind the schedule because the project documentation was haywire and in some cases it just didn’t exist at all. Along with it, everyone mentioned the uniqueness of some installations, saying it was simply impossible to draft project documentation for them. This is the biggest loophole for corruption schemes. We were about twelve months behind the schedule because the project documentation was haywire

    One more problem that had brought about the slippage was the technologically incorrect computation of the time of completion of launch pad No. 1. The computation suggested that the construction teams were to round up their work in November 2015 and its commissioning for operations was to take place in December. But this is simply impossible because six months as a minimum is needed for testing all the equipment. And to be able to test it, you should bring it to the site, assemble it and get it ready for the first rocket launch. That’s why I demanded back in the summer of 2012 that completion of construction works be brought forward. I asked to finish them in June of July 2015 instead of November 2015. The fact also contributed to the slippage in some way but we were not falling behind time in this case, we were returning to the logic of the Presidential Decree on the launch of an unmanned ship from the Vostochny space center’s launch pad No. 1.

    - And what are the main grudges against the builders?

    - The main grudge is that, from our viewpoint, they are short of workforce to ensure the commissioning of all the phase-one facilities as scheduled. No doubt, we won’t agree with their smart tricks, with their proposals to establish the so-called ‘launch minimum’, which means to concentrate efforts on the facilities that are critical to the launch of the rocket, and to put the rest on a shelf. On our part, we believe everything included in the plan should be implemented in full.

    - You visited Vostochny with a yet another inspection ten days ago? How big is the gap now?

    - The most important task today is to begin supply of heating to all technological rooms on time so that we could unpack and assemble the equipment there. It’s important to keep up the pace of work in wintertime, too, to build up the volumes of output, and to bring the main works to the final phase by June.

    As for the slippage, it remains practically unchanged – about one and a half months from one installation to another. I’m afraid I’ll have to go there quite often because big-shot visits always stimulate the progress of works. I plan to go there next time after November 20 and then closer to the New Year. That is, I’ll make trips to Vostochny practically every month and I’ll see to it that all construction works are normalized.

    - What other measures are being taken to impart the necessary pace to construction works?

    - To ensure that all of this is translated into life and works harmoniously, I took a decision to relocate there the main forces and knowledgeable people who have taken part in building large facilities of this kind in the past.

    In the first place, we’re considering a full-scale inclusion of the Ministry of Construction Industry in the project. I’ve proposed to appoint Deputy Minister Leonid Stavitsky the principal official in charge of the Vostochny project on behalf of the ministry.

    A working group is being formed now to take control of all the technical documentation, the work of the department for state appraisals (Glavgosexpertiza), and the computation of all the coefficients, including the ones applied at unique installations. In other words, struggle with paper tigers should be over within two or three months. It’s important to put the builders’ work on a routine, normal track. They will be controlled by the Ministry of Construction Industry at the instruction of the Russian government.

    - The situation with the builders is clear but what are the claims against Roscosmos?

    - If you take Roscosmos, the claims against them are not fewer or even outweigh those against the builders. They concern the work of the directorate-general of the space center. I think an immediate reshuffle is necessary there along with the upgrading of its status and its competences so that the customer could control the works done by the general contractor.

    I’ll make trips to Vostochny practically every months and I’ll see to it that all the construction works there are normalized. I’ll make trips to Vostochny practically every month and I’ll see to it that all construction works are normalized

    On the whole, we realize the complexity of this work. The Vostochny space center is being built in a region that is short of construction equipment because it’s located in the taiga, quite far away from population centers, and workforce is also scanty there. We realize this but the fact does not annul in any way the task set forth by the President.

    - Will extra funds be allocated to speed the works up?

    - No, we won’t go beyond the allocations that have been earmarked. It’s all in the budget already and we haven’t had any contradictions with the Finance Ministry so far.

    - What’s the situation with the launch pad for the Angara rockets?

    - That’s one more crucial task. All the documentation for works at launch pad No. 2, that is for Angara, must be drawn up briskly.

    Besides, we’ll have to build an airdrome at Vostochny and a city with permanent housing instead of the service one, to ramify the infrastructure, and to put the technological compound in place.

    In fact, construction of the Vostochny space center will continue further on and there’ll be a third phase aimed at a super-heavy-duty rocket, which the designers are still pondering. That’s a story to take a long, long time. The main thing now is to keep up fair pace and to ensure the launch of a space ship with the Lomonosov satellite from the Far East in December 2015.

    - Is sequestering of the State Program for Armaments through to 2020, for which 20 trillion rubles has been earmarked, possible now?

    - Considering the situation in the world, we can’t allow any sort of cuts in the armaments program now. President Putin stated this unambiguously on many occasions, and quite naturally numerous consultations have been held on the issue. That means that if we reschedule separate things beyond 2020, this will be done only due to the inability of the manufacturing sector to accomplish one or another task.

    Considering the situation in the world, we can’t allow any sort of cuts in the armaments program now. Considering the situation in the world, we can’t allow any sort of cuts in the armaments program now

    - And can there be cuts in the new program for the years 2016 through to 2025?


    - We plan to hold the next session of the commission for defense manufacturing either at the beginning of next year or at the end of this year, with President Putin attending it. The session will consider financial and economic background, against which the new program will be drafted. At present, the Finance Ministry and Economic Development Ministry are expected to produce a maximally realistic forecast for the country’s economic development.

    Proceeding from it and from the benchmarks it stipulates, we’ll be able to figure out the minimum possible volume of financing of the future program of armaments. But it will be comparable with financing of the current program anyway.

    - How is the import independence program for our defense industry sector developing? What’s the amount of work and what are the time limits?

    - The first stage of the import substitution plan has been adopted by the president, approved, and funds have been allocated for it, including for the current year. These measures are already taken on some facilities. I can’t name them to avoid attracting unnecessary attention. But in general, everything is proceeding according to plan.

    The Defense Ministry as the key customer and the key interested party supervises the plan implementation. They compile reports on the plan weekly. So once in three months, the government receives information to what extent the plan is being implemented.

    As regards the second stage, it is connected with the response to the sanctions announced by the West.

    Russian defense-industrial sector to substitute imported US, EU components in 3 years

    - That is, substitution of US and European imports?

    - Quite right. Everything has been calculated here too, all figures match one another. By the end of October, all this should be submitted to the government. The military industrial sector board staff will thoroughly analyze the data, reduce them to a common denominator, after which the matter will be reported to the president and approved.

    - Has the cost of the program been calculated as well?

    - Yes.

    - Can you name the figure?

    - No, I can’t.

    - You head the Russian part of the bilateral intergovernmental commission with China on trade-economic and scientific-technical cooperation. How is it developing?

    - We have rather energetic relations with the People’s Republic of China, and Western countries should be thanked a lot for that. I am not even joking, because in a certain sense it broke some psychological barriers, which probably existed in someone’s head regarding cooperation with China.

    We are now actively working in the space sphere, considering possible joint projects in space exploration.

    In November, a delegation of (Russian space agency) Roscosmos and leading rocket and space industry enterprises is heading to the International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, where they will discuss specific projects with representatives of the Chinese industry. Then they will report to the governments of their countries. We have rather energetic relations with China, and Western countries should be thanked for that

    Through (Russian state nuclear energy corporation) Rosatom, we are actively discussing the issue of expanding Russian participation on the market of China’s electric power industry, up to entering jointly the markets of third countries on some separate projects.

    Regarding satellite navigation – Russia’s GLONASS and China’s Beidou – we have also agreed. I suggested to our Chinese colleagues the idea to unite the efforts of two systems. They liked the idea. The Russian system is more northern, we mainly cover the Northern Hemisphere. The Chinese in this sense are southerners. Combination is possible here: technical cooperation both in the orbit and on Earth in creation of chipsets that could be receivers of both Beidou and GLONASS signals. This will give additional characteristics in terms of a clear and precise signal, so we will no longer depend on our connection with GPS.

    - How does joint work with China proceed to build a wide-body long-range aircraft and a heavy helicopter? Will the helicopter be the development of our Mi-26 project?

    - Yes, in the field of aviation we have considerably moved forward on the road to create a heavy 38-ton helicopter. But it will not even be a deep upgrade of Mi-26, but in essence the Russian Federation’s technological contribution to the creation of a new helicopter with large-scale Chinese financing for the project. We are also interested in the machine.

    Regarding the wide-body long-range aircraft, the situation is also moving. Its design project has been completed. We are now calculating what China’s demand for these planes is, what our domestic demand is.

    The key question is for how long will we certify it and where? It will either be Russian certification, that is by the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC), or China will certify it at its place. We suggested China join the IAC and thus remove the problem connected with certification of both this plane and other aircraft specimens. This issue is being studied.

    So, we have progress in many spheres with China. We are working with the Chinese side very closely and have agreed that we will hold co-chair-level meetings more often than commission meetings. In the beginning of the year, I am going to visit China to specify work on these strategically important projects.

    - Back in May, the Russian side declared some sort of an “ultimatum” to the United States on deployment of GPS earth stations on the territory of the Russian Federation. By August 31, the American partners were to make a decision on similar deployment of GLONASS earth stations on their territory. How are the talks proceeding?

    - There are no talks there. We made a relevant statement in spring. I proposed initiating talks with the United States on deployment of GLONASS infrastructure on its territory, and suspend GPS stations’ infrastructure on Russian territory while talks are ongoing.

    In conditions of sanctions, the Americans did not agree on any talks. So the issue is senseless from the viewpoint of prospects, that’s why we took measures. They suit us well. We deprived GPS stations in Russia by technical means of the opportunity to be used for military purposes.

    - How exactly technically did Russian specialists deprive the Americans of the opportunity to use GPS stations on our territory for military purposes?

    - For obvious reasons, I won’t tell you how we did it, but we did that. In conditions of sanctions, the Americans did not agree on any talks

    We don’t want to frostbite our ears to annoy our granny but we don’t want to deprive our users of the opportunity to work with GLONASS and GPS either. Why should we create fewer opportunities for our own population? But we completely destroyed any prospects, even indirect ones, for the use of the American navigation system for homing of precision weapons.

    First launch of Russia's new Angara rocket due December 25

    - How is preparation for the launch of the heavy Angara rocket from the Plesetsk space center going?

    - According to reports by our military, Plesetsk has complete construction preparedness for the launch of Angara at the end of December. In line with the industry report, they also have complete preparedness of the rocket for the launch. There are no issues demanding interference of the Russian government. The matter is under the supervision of the Defense Ministry as the launching organization and the Khrunichev Center (Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center) as the manufacturer of the rocket.

    - Will Angara be launched as planned – on December 25?

    - Preliminarily, yes. But there is a weeklong window there. These are tests, so the launch will be made by technical readiness.

    The interview was taken by Anastasiya Savinykh and Dmitry Reshetnikov

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    Re: Military budget of the Russian Federation

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    Last year the World Bank said Russia's defense budget was already 4.2 percent of its GDP.[/quote]




    usa is around 4 percent . china is not over 2 percent , two low . I expect 3 percent in 2020 around 400 billion
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    Russian Defense Budget will increase

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