Russia sees economic gains through defense

Middle East Times
Saturday 23rd February, 2013

Dmitry Rogozin , who oversees Russia’s defense industry, told an audience in Moscow Saturday arms procurement will expand Russia’s industrial base and lessen its dependence on energy production, Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency reported. “By 2020, the moment of the weapons program implementation, we will be living in a quite another country, Rogozin said. “In the country, which will surely get off the oil and gas needle, in the country which will have new modern plants, in the country, where the cult of an engineer and constructor will be created.” Russia earmarked 908 billion rubles ($30.7 …

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