The costs of rearmament of the Russian army constrain the economic opportunities of the country, the director of the Center

The costs of rearmament of the Russian army constrain the economic opportunities of the country, the director of the Center

Re-equipment of the Russian army requires much more funds than the new state armaments program (GWP-2020), but the country's economic capabilities do not allow spending more for these purposes, said Ruslan Pukhov, director of the Center for Strategy and Technology Analysis (CAST).


"The twenty trillion rubles that are supposed to be allocated for the purchase of weapons and military equipment up to 2020 year is the minimum amount needed to re-equip the army, but at the same time the maximum possible amount of funds that can be spent on armaments whole, ”said R. Pukhov.

He explained that according to some estimates, "for the complete re-equipment of all types and genera of the Armed Forces, Russia would need 36 or even 50 trillions of rubles, which, of course, is completely unattainable for the country's economy."

“Even the current plans are very ambitious and contain very high macroeconomic risks. In the case of the actual implementation of the plans for financing the HPV-2020, the average annual cost for the purchase of weapons and military equipment will be two trillion rubles, which at the current rate makes about 47 billion euros per year, ”said R. Pukhov.

For comparison, he noted, the United Kingdom and France, which have comparable economies to the Russian economy, annually spend less than 20 billion euros for these purposes.

"Given the need to not only re-equip the Russian army, but also significantly increase the number of contractors, improve the power of soldiers, clothing and monetary allowances, solve the housing problem of military personnel, it cannot be excluded that at some point military spending could reach four percent of GDP," expert.

According to him, “for a country facing the challenges of modernizing healthcare and education, as well as updating the entire infrastructure, this is a very high proportion.”

“However, given the fifteen-year underfunding of the country's defense and the high likelihood of exacerbation of the military-political situation in the post-Soviet space, especially in Central Asia, the envisaged military spending is not only permissible but also absolutely necessary,” Pukhov said.
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  1. Motherland
    Motherland 8 October 2011 11: 43 New
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    "Even the current plans are very ambitious and contain very high macroeconomic risks. In the case of realizing the plans for financing the GPV-2020, the average annual cost for the purchase of arms and military equipment will amount to two trillion rubles, which at the current rate gives about 47 billion euros per year." - said R. Pukhov.

    For comparison, he noted, the United Kingdom and France, which have economies comparable to the Russian economy, spend less than 20 billion euros each for these purposes. "
    Well, the amount is allocated taking into account how much money is stolen.
  2. Alexei 8 October 2011 11: 48 New
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    A good economy. Something I did not see the phrase "the development of new types of weapons." How sad.
  3. akvald 8 October 2011 12: 45 New
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    They don’t want to “feed” their army, no matter how they had to feed someone else’s!
    The situation in the world makes us, as it were, begin to invest more in the army, especially as they began to lag behind noticeably when Perdyukov "commanded"!
  4. kesa1111
    kesa1111 8 October 2011 12: 50 New
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    http://www.nr2.ru/economy/351814.html
    This is what holds back the country's economic development.
  5. Siberian
    Siberian 8 October 2011 15: 00 New
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    What a cant !!!!!! A lieutenant in an old uniform. “Eccentrics” with the letter “M” in no way (second year) can dress the army in uniforms of a new type.
  6. zombies
    zombies 8 October 2011 15: 02 New
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    There is the state of Israel, which spends 10% of GDP on the army, and this does not prevent it from being a successful country, if they spend less, they just crush it. You need to spend on defense as much as the country's security requires
  7. wave 8 October 2011 15: 23 New
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    Come on, spend on rearmament! Do not regret it! Then it will pay off!
    And if you are a weak (militarily) power - it will be more expensive.
  8. Mr. Truth
    Mr. Truth 8 October 2011 15: 23 New
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    You can rearm the army for that kind of money, you need more long-term planning, and a strong will of leadership, and we don’t have this
  9. APASUS 8 October 2011 15: 57 New
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    For comparison, he noted, the United Kingdom and France, which have comparable economies to the Russian economy, annually spend less than 20 billion euros for these purposes.

    These countries simply support their defense, for these 20 billion. At this stage, Russia has to rebuild the Armed Forces! During the restructuring, the entire budget of the country was $ 20 billion, pennies were released there for defense!
    Not quite a good comparison.
  10. zczczc
    zczczc 8 October 2011 16: 13 New
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    Our situation is called a “broken trough” - threats are looming ever clearer and clearer, and the time to lift the country from the ashes has been missed - we walked well on the petrodollars. And, what’s especially scary, because they will continue to walk further!
  11. Denis 8 October 2011 18: 18 New
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    CAST-MAIN .... ST
    contest for the best rhyme
  12. Tyumen
    Tyumen 8 October 2011 19: 13 New
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    Good photo. How many broniks did Medvedev wear under his jacket? He is 4 times thicker than a fighter. Judging by the physiognomy, he went nuts.
  13. cabin boy
    cabin boy 8 October 2011 19: 44 New
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    Slowly but surely, step by step, the "damned Medveputes" are gaining sovereignty. At first, we got money for the resources we extract from our budget, now they say: "We will spend the money as we consider it necessary in the interests of the country, dissenting curators from the" Washington DC regional committee "may be free."
  14. PSih2097 8 October 2011 22: 48 New
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    The costs of rearmament of the Russian army constrain the economic opportunities of the country, the director of the Center

    So no problem, allow the sale of weapons, everything will go up ... But everyone will go to war with his Kalash ... and God forbid, if only with Kalash ...
  15. d.gksueyjd 23 March 2012 00: 34 New
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    There is a saying: “the generals are preparing for the past war.” Now it doesn’t work out how to drown the enemy in 45 soldier’s blood. Whatever they were talking about the United States, the “desert storm” showed that the war had reached a fundamentally new level, where technology decides everything, not patriotism and the amount of obsolete equipment.