Circling the wagons Putin urges drastic upgrade to Russias military

Christian Science Monitor
Thursday 28th February, 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin (c.) and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (r.) walk to meet senior military officials in Moscow on Wednesday. Mr. Putin has called on the country’s top brass to deliver a drastic upgrade of the armed forces in the next three years to fend off attempts from abroad to ‘tip the strategic balance’ in the world.

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