Media: Military operation in Syria is not burdensome for the Russian Federation

Moscow "can afford a military operation in Syria," despite the difficult economic situation in the country, writes the British newspaper "Financial Times", based on its own calculations and data published by IHS Jane's analytical center.




"Even if the Russian Federation will maintain the current level of air strikes during the year, it will spend less than three percent of the appropriations envisaged for national defense in 2016," - quotes the publication MIC.

"We believe that the daily expenses for such campaigns are currently reaching 2,3 - 4 million dollars," said the newspaper, Ben Moore, lead analyst for IHS Jane's.

“The daily expenses of Russia for its military contingent in Syria can be a tenth of the amount that the US spends on a similar number of its troops in Afghanistan,” writes the publication. “This is achieved, in particular, at the expense of Russia saving fuel by supporting troops by sea, as well as by concentrating military personnel at a military base, and not by deploying it over a vast territory.

For comparison, the publication cites the Pentagon’s now known expenditures on fighting the IG: for 14 months, the military department spent $ 4 billion, or about $ 10 million per day.

"Experts agree that the expenses of the Russian Federation for the operation in Syria are very small compared to its total defense expenditures," the British newspaper states.

Earlier, Dmitry Peskov said that the price of a counterterrorist operation in Syria does not go beyond the regular budget of the Ministry of Defense and will not become a burden for the budget. “No, this (operation in Syria) is not a burden for the Russian budget,” he told reporters. “In any country, especially as large as Russia, the armed forces are in a constant mobile state, there are sudden checks, exercises are being conducted, including very large-scale ones, which corresponds to the geography of Russia.” “Against this background, such an operation does not go beyond the regular budget of the Ministry of Defense,” he added.
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  1. seregina68 27 October 2015 08: 32 New
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    Our "Western partners": do not count other people's money!
    1. Penetrator 27 October 2015 08: 36 New
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      Quote: seregina68
      Our "Western partners": do not count other people's money!

      Yes, let them consider. Maybe, with such an example, even readers of the Financial Times will understand how irrationally the defense budget of the United States and its allies is spent. And draw conclusions ..
      1. Arh
        Arh 27 October 2015 08: 51 New
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        They defeated the bureaucracy in the army and learned to count a pretty penny (something like that). The Syrians are hospitable, possibly supplying fuel and lubricants for our VKS for free.
        1. self-propelled 27 October 2015 09: 03 New
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          I think in this case the issue of costs lies in a slightly different plane - it’s better now to manage relatively low costs and preserve geopolitical and strategically important territories than to spend several times more on restoring influence in this region ...
        2. nadezhiva 27 October 2015 09: 15 New
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          It’s a bad habit to count in dollars the costs of a state living in the ruble zone. There are costs in foreign currency, but not 100%
        3. mark2 27 October 2015 19: 50 New
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          It is highly doubtful that the fuel and lubricants for our aircraft is local. Most likely, kerosene and the rest are delivered either by sea or by air. But most likely, by the sea.
      2. volot-voin 27 October 2015 08: 54 New
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        Quote: Penetrator
        Yes, let them consider. Maybe, with such an example, even readers of the Financial Times will understand how irrationally the defense budget of the United States and its allies is spent. And draw conclusions ..

        Americans are fighting and for some reason they find it very profitable.
        Benefit No. 1: We push extremists away from our borders, help a key ally in the region, and defend the Navy’s base in the Mediterranean.
        Benefit No. 2: With the victory of the Syrian army, our companies get the opportunity to develop and develop oil and gas fields.

        Benefit No. 3: The sale of Russian military equipment does not allow the Russian military-industrial complex to stand idle.
        Benefit No. 4: Russia looks favorably on the world stage, the main fighter against terrorism, a reliable ally, while the United States appears as sponsors of terrorism and the culprits of the troubles of the European Union.
        Benefit No. 5: Lending to the conduct of hostilities of our pilots in war conditions.
        1. SSR
          SSR 27 October 2015 09: 10 New
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          Quote: volot-voin
          Quote: Penetrator
          Yes, let them consider. Maybe, with such an example, even readers of the Financial Times will understand how irrationally the defense budget of the United States and its allies is spent. And draw conclusions ..

          Americans are fighting and for some reason they find it very profitable.
          Benefit No. 1: We push extremists away from our borders, help a key ally in the region, and defend the Navy’s base in the Mediterranean.
          Benefit No. 2: With the victory of the Syrian army, our companies get the opportunity to develop and develop oil and gas fields.

          Benefit No. 3: The sale of Russian military equipment does not allow the Russian military-industrial complex to stand idle.
          Benefit No. 4: Russia looks favorably on the world stage, the main fighter against terrorism, a reliable ally, while the United States appears as sponsors of terrorism and the culprits of the troubles of the European Union.
          Benefit No. 5: Lending to the conduct of hostilities of our pilots in war conditions.

          Benefit number 6 is the active drilling of all areas of the military-industrial complex, the development and implementation of new technologies, investment in the modernization of its production facilities, etc. Further, if the mistakes of the USSR are taken into account, then new technologies will begin to advance into the civilian sector. Imha.
        2. veksha50 27 October 2015 10: 13 New
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          Quote: volot-voin
          Benefit No. 5: Lending to the conduct of hostilities of our pilots in war conditions.



          Benefits 7 and 8 - the problems of military logistics, arms stocks, the transfer of industry and the economy to military tracks are revealed, analyzed and resolved ...

          And it’s a shame for those whom no one remembers, but who provides these flights - the entire technical and service staff of our VKS ... And they not only provide reliable and efficient operation of pilot-flyers, but also learn to maintain equipment in difficult climatic conditions ...

          Look, this morning in USA Today we drove on the topic that our planes in such a climate and with such a number of daily flights ALREADY are becoming unusable ...
          1. askort154 27 October 2015 11: 56 New
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            veksha50 ..... Look, this morning in USA Today we drove on the topic that our planes in such a climate and with such a number of daily departures ALREADY allegedly become worthless.

            A condom can become unusable. And the plane, like all its units, has its own resource.
            An increase in flight intensity naturally increases the load on the crew and technical staff. Basically, wear of rubber and brake devices, other units according to the resource. Units and a glider more "wear out" if the plane does not fly for years. Of course, sand and sea salt "eats" part of the resource, but not so much as to "deteriorate."
            It’s as if American planes are made from another “test”. So, this is another, cheap “fake” against Russia.
        3. stas132 27 October 2015 12: 53 New
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          Benefit 6: munitions factories work in three shifts, someone also supplies products, etc. Salaries and orders are always good.
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        5. Bochik 27 October 2015 13: 13 New
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          Quote: volot-voin


          Benefit No. 4: Russia looks favorably on the world stage, the main fighter against terrorism, a reliable ally, while the United States appears as sponsors of terrorism and the culprits of the troubles of the European Union.

          On the world stage, Russia looks like a monster destroying a moderate opposition, which, in turn, makes life easier for ISIS. These are the collisions of Western propaganda, which, even a good thing for the whole world, is universal evil if it comes from Russia, and not from Matrasia. And "mattresses" are, as always, "handsome", "saviors of the planet." Let the effect be zero, but show off ...
          1. Albert1988 27 October 2015 22: 17 New
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            Quote: Bochik
            On the world stage, Russia looks like a monster destroying a moderate opposition, which, in turn, makes life easier for ISIS. These are the collisions of Western propaganda, which, even a good thing for the whole world, is universal evil if it comes from Russia, and not from Matrasia. And "mattresses" are, as always, "handsome", "saviors of the planet." Let the effect be zero, but show off ...

            As you say, you don’t have to think that “behind the hill”, everyone directly believes in propaganda - a typical example - go to YouTube and read the English-language comments for videos with our bombing of the igles - the vast majority are positive ...
      3. APASUS 27 October 2015 19: 38 New
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        Quote: Penetrator
        Maybe, with such an example, at least the readers of the Financial Times will understand how irrationally the defense budget of the United States and its allies is spent.

        You simply confuse the goals set by countries in this conflict. The USA bomb the desert for a year not to defeat their ISIS offspring, they just really give money to military-industrial corporations. You will still see how the Americans will bill their allies for this operation
    2. science fiction writer 27 October 2015 08: 37 New
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      Quote: seregina68
      Our "Western partners": do not count other people's money!

      Yes, let them consider, if you look, ordinary citizens will begin to revel in their rulers and military commanders, where they bury the money. am
      1. mirag2 27 October 2015 08: 59 New
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        Soviet folk song:
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    4. ZU-23 27 October 2015 08: 39 New
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      It’s correctly noticed that we spend more money on large-scale exercises, and only a few planes fly in Syria.
      1. hydrox 27 October 2015 08: 54 New
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        Quote: ZU-23
        and in Syria, only a few planes fly.


        This really small and inexpensive action in terms of training the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation matters more than all the exercises throughout the year, taken together both in terms of developing tactics and in the general military strategic sense.
        The Yankees (and not only them) must understand that in the military-political sense, Putin stands behind FORCE, and not just a saber-rattling weapon, no matter how much of it is shown to Russia.
        1. BABAY22 27 October 2015 09: 43 New
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          Quote: hydrox
          ... matters more than all teachings throughout the year combined ...

          Well, you bent of course.
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    6. SSR
      SSR 27 October 2015 08: 53 New
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      Quote: seregina68
      Our "Western partners": do not count other people's money!

      Budget Warfare is the same method of warfare.
    7. Tor5
      Tor5 27 October 2015 08: 54 New
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      Reasonable conclusion! Permanent large-scale exercises cost much more, and the “running-in” of personnel in hostilities is more constructive.
    8. EvgNik 27 October 2015 08: 55 New
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      Quote: seregina68
      Our "Western partners": do not count other people's money!

      It’s just a pity! With the complete failure of their bombing. It's a shame, you know.
    9. Vend 27 October 2015 09: 48 New
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      Quote: seregina68
      Our "Western partners": do not count other people's money!

      And Britain with a favorable economic situation cannot afford such military operations. laughing
      1. sharp-lad 28 October 2015 01: 57 New
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        This is not a capture of the colonies! Here are expenses that are still unknown whether they will bring at least some profit, other than self-esteem and expressed gratitude!
    10. marlin1203 27 October 2015 10: 09 New
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      The most important thing is the invaluable combat experience for pilots. The more it passes through Syria, the stronger our aviation will generally become. You can’t buy such a thing for any dollars. soldier
    11. meriem1 27 October 2015 10: 10 New
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      Quote: seregina68
      Our "Western partners": do not count other people's money!


      Yes! Let them envy aside. Silently !!!!

      ... and learn how to fight ...
    12. GSH-18 27 October 2015 11: 53 New
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      Media: Military operation in Syria is not burdensome for the Russian Federation

      God forbid, soon to drive out bearded cockroaches from Syria. And so that peace has already come!
  2. HAM
    HAM 27 October 2015 08: 33 New
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    The combat experience gained in Syria cannot be bought.
  3. Tra-ta-ta 27 October 2015 08: 34 New
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    Experts agree that the costs of the Russian Federation for the operation in Syria are very small compared to c ..
    .. compared to the benefits that Russia will receive upon successful completion of the Campaign ..! crying
  4. Black Colonel 27 October 2015 08: 34 New
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    Judging by the photo, our VKS in Syria have already applied identification marks on airplanes. Or is this Su-24 not in Syria?
    1. BABAY22 27 October 2015 09: 49 New
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      Well no. It just peeled off the paint.
      You can’t cover the stars.
  5. McLuha-MacLeod 27 October 2015 08: 35 New
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    Previously, news on the Internet was ahead of TV news, but now they are a day or two late.
  6. hydrox 27 October 2015 08: 36 New
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    This foreign political action is interesting primarily because it allows you to fully assess the mobilization suitability of the Russian economy for a timely response not only to military threats.
    Today it’s a touchstone on which certain elements of building a mobilization economy that can function in the conditions of the deepening global crisis, which for Russia is not only financial, but also systemic and managerial, can be honed - it is obvious that today's Pr-in is completely incapable of leading the economy of a big country ...
  7. Uncle lee 27 October 2015 08: 39 New
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    As one character said: "Cheap and cheerful!"
  8. Tusv 27 October 2015 08: 39 New
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    Are right. The British. A month of IS bombing is equal to one surprise check. And dividends ... Pilots study, military consultants learn to learn. The world is in shock.
    And Vovochka is more insidious than the West thinks. He intends to return the brains that flowed to the West for a better life. If at least 10% returns this sentence
  9. samara-58 27 October 2015 08: 41 New
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    We have many governors, you can fight for a long time !!! lol
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    740 27 October 2015 08: 43 New
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    Sooner or later, the Saracens will crawl out of the tunnel to the shirts. Then, let FT consider how much the cost of placing new citizens will cost their country. yes
  11. Gor-1974 27 October 2015 08: 45 New
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    In any case, these expenses are borne by the people, with the advent of new taxes, frozen pensions, property tax, land tax, income tax, paid renewal at school, cop tax. building repairs, higher prices for food, gasoline, utility bills, travel by public transport, soon a paid school and medicine. There are no illusions on whose money air strikes go. I think there is no naive who will think that those in power will invest in this matter. Therefore, they don’t care how much to bomb, at least a year, at least two. It’s good that everyone here is honest and will not steal under the guise, otherwise it will drag on for a century. (A hundred-year war was in history). Of course, if the people had the right to vote not on the forum but in life, he would say, you fight there, (not the military but at the top) but do not conquer too much, everything should be a measure and a strict report
    1. BABAY22 27 October 2015 09: 57 New
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      Do you have something against?
      Have you listed everything? About kOp. repair of buildings did not forget? Oh, they didn’t write about the salaries of doctors and teachers.
      Now listen here.
      If you do not like that Russia is rising from its knees, then say so. And not this clumsy handle of the seeds of discord over the corner.
      1. Das Boot 27 October 2015 10: 21 New
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        Quote: Gor-1974
        the people take over, with the advent of new taxes, frozen pensions, tax on

        Quote: BABAY22
        Do you have something against?
        Have you listed everything? About kOp. repair of buildings did not forget? Oh, they didn’t write about the salaries of doctors and teachers.
        Now listen here.

        do not quarrel, valets) Curious, but comrade Gor-1974 vollen nevolen cited an article from the same Financial Times under the heading Russia defies recession to fund Syria conflict. There about the sequester, and about pensions, and about tightening belts, and other unpopular measures)
      2. am808s 27 October 2015 15: 13 New
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        Are you talking about seeds? Say yes do not speak. Hurray to shout at someone else’s expense is not overtaken and we do not need a company with a length of a year. On my own, I’ll say for 9000 I’ll live, but no more than a year. The Army and Navy certainly unite us, but also undress us, do not forget about this.
    2. pts-m 27 October 2015 15: 12 New
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      there is a saying among the people of Russia ... they don’t cry after losing their heads ... as they say ... who is talking about that, and lousy everything about the bathhouse ... not understanding that the bathhouse can burn out. or after a fight they don’t wave their fists. whining.
  12. Manager 27 October 2015 08: 48 New
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    But I remember Romanov writing to me that in no case should aviation assistance be given to Syria, that there would be losses, etc. I still remember telling him that there would be no loss)
  13. 31rus 27 October 2015 08: 48 New
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    Dear, it should be noted the change in rhetoric, the Russian economy is no longer "torn to shreds", the army is quite combat-ready, Russia's policy is clear, interaction with the allies is ensured, all this is not visible work and gives such a result in Syria
  14. gloomy fox 27 October 2015 08: 50 New
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    counting money in someone else’s pocket is NOT Good, but Interesting. Count your money first. Well, you think America spent 4 billion dollars for 2 years, 10 mil a day, well, so there will be little print for yourself. Yes, the troops are learning in a real combat environment. here you gentlemen s no sudden checks do not occur, why do not you always somewhere something bmbite oh sorry Fight!
  15. Wolka 27 October 2015 08: 51 New
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    however bravo to our military logisticians ...
  16. iliitchitch 27 October 2015 09: 01 New
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    Quote: HAM
    The combat experience gained in Syria cannot be bought.


    I recently watched a chatterbox on TV (I don’t remember the name) with A. Pushkov, so he answered well the question of some chela: "If you need to pay with the lives of soldiers for the national security of Russia, the country will pay." Chert, tough, but it is. Moreover, no one will let the jerks unfired into battle anymore. And this is good, when Shoigu madhouse disappears from the army. the "old Arbat military district" amicably demobilized under him, came strong colonels, a cat. very good want to become generals, some already. So that's right! The effectiveness of the videoconferencing system in Syria is the best example. E, the soul rejoices as I see the conscripts on the street. In the eyes - dignity, not hunger, as was not so long ago.
  17. Россия 24 27 October 2015 09: 06 New
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    Our aircraft are cheaper to maintain and bombs are 10 times cheaper, and salaries are not as huge as those of Americans. So the military company is more economical than the amers. Moreover, they do our deeds, and they are in words and on paper.
  18. Siberian 27 October 2015 09: 07 New
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    CONCERN OF ECONOMY OF OUR COUNTRY FROM PARTNERS AND COLLEAGUES SO TOUCH AND SENTIMENTALLY. MAY NOT EXPERIENCE. WE IF THE “BUDGET” DOESN'T ENOUGH, RETURN AND ADD.
  19. tommy717 27 October 2015 09: 09 New
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    Quote: Samara-58
    We have many governors, you can fight for a long time !!! lol

    To begin with, it is necessary to introduce the confiscation of property acquired by "excessive" labor. And so I agree. Let some former governors (for example, Sakhalin) and other corrupt officials contribute to the strengthening of the RF Armed Forces.
  20. Million 27 October 2015 09: 22 New
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    It was more correct to say: Russia's benefit from Syria’s operations is much greater than its costs
  21. maksim 27 October 2015 09: 24 New
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    it’s not a question of money, but of our strength, we will always earn money
  22. Bourgeois 27 October 2015 09: 29 New
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    They didn’t just count.
    They are comparing. Compare the cost of the operation and its effectiveness at the exit. And it seems the comparison is not their benefit. Our operation is four times cheaper, with greater efficiency by an order of magnitude.
    This upsets them))) But their little birdie will not help them reduce the cost of their military. Our soldiers are accustomed to the necessary minimum, and there will be more of them at least anymore. The "allies" were spoiled, they no longer understand that war is a deprivation, for all that in a war should be fought, and not use gadgets.
    1. Lena Alena 27 October 2015 20: 37 New
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      And our pampres are not spent ..
  23. Mishut37rf 27 October 2015 10: 01 New
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    Shoigu must additionally take the post of Minister of Finance. He has done more than the rest of the ministers to strengthen the ruble in recent times! laughing laughing laughing
  24. veksha50 27 October 2015 10: 06 New
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    Mdaaa ...

    The United States spends about 10 million dollars a day on fighting ISIS, Russia - from 2,3 to 4,0 million dollars a day ...

    What is the passage ... And what is the "echivity" of amers !!!

    PS The limited operation of the Russian aerospace forces, limited forces, plus the long-distance “spitting” of the Caspian “kids” reduced the authority of the narcissistic “hegemon” to the level of the plinth ... This is not hat-making, but a statement of fact ... In a short time, to achieve such efficiency, which Amers did not even dream of in their Middle Eastern operations ...
  25. akudr48 27 October 2015 10: 06 New
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    Earlier, Dmitry Peskov said that the price of the counter-terrorist operation in Syria does not go beyond the regular budget of the Ministry of Defense and will not become a burden on the budget

    Whatever this friend of Veni Diktov and the lover of watches for 36 million, when he lied about them, said, everything should be considered the same information product as about watches.
  26. Vladimir 27 October 2015 10: 09 New
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    Quote: Million
    It was more correct to say: Russia's benefit from Syria’s operations is much greater than its costs


    In other words: the end justifies the means. But if Syria is an ally, then support must be given unequivocally, even if Russia does not have any benefit, it can come in handy in the future. One Eastern wisdom says: stones of the past are steps of the future.
    1. Das Boot 27 October 2015 10: 24 New
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      Quote: Vladimir
      if Syria is an ally, then support must be given unequivocally, even if Russia will not have any benefit, it may come in handy in the future.

      misty set out. If there are any prospects, then, therefore, the benefit is obvious, not?
  27. Reptiloid 27 October 2015 10: 35 New
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    Russia has risen to its full height !! I will join the following quote below. It is addressed to those who like to whine and complain, who listen to this whining on "Echo"
    !
    Quote: BABAY22
    Do you have something against?
    Have you listed everything? About kOp. repair of buildings did not forget? Oh, they didn’t write about the salaries of doctors and teachers.
    Now listen here.
    If you do not like that Russia is rising from its knees, then say so. And not this clumsy handle of the seeds of discord over the corner.
  28. chunga-changa 27 October 2015 10: 40 New
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    Earlier, Dmitry Peskov said that the price of the counter-terrorist operation in Syria does not go beyond the regular budget of the Ministry of Defense and will not become a burden on the budget.

    This is a person who constantly and systematically lies, read the Internet. His answers to questions and what really happened then. Regarding "let the oligarchs throw themselves in the war," I certainly agree, but we all understand that these will not be thrown off, rather they will steal it and it will be like in a joke:
    "Dad, vodka has risen in price, will you drink less now?"
    "No, son, you'll eat less."
  29. sieras 27 October 2015 10: 43 New
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    they will take away debt from Ukraine 3 billion and the operation will pay off with full.
  30. Vladimir 27 October 2015 10: 55 New
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    Quote: Das Boot
    misty set out. If there are any prospects, then, therefore, the benefit is obvious, not?


    1. Russia will maintain a presence in this region and most likely on an ongoing basis for any
    alignment of forces within the country.

    2. Based on the foregoing, Russia will become a deterrent in the center of the Islamic hearth, and this is very important. This may include the lifting of sanctions by the West, the influence in some way on the price of oil, and finally, if not the first and not the last violin in geopolitics.
  31. sw247 27 October 2015 14: 07 New
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    This is not an expense, this is an investment.