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How much does the Syrian operation cost Russia?

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Andrei Illarionov, a former assistant to the president of the Russian Federation, now a senior fellow at the Center for Global Freedom and Prosperity of the Cato Institute (USA), in a very interesting interview with Radio Liberty, estimated Russian spending on the Syrian military operation at 377 billions of dollars.


How much does the Syrian operation cost Russia?


The interview itself can hardly be called pro- or anti-Russian - Illarionov remembers well that many of the current strategies that the Russian Federation is implementing were developed with his participation. He tries to be as objective as possible, to the best of the restrictions that work in the American institute imposes on him ... Do not be mistaken about the freedom of speech in such institutions, there is no way out of political correctness!

Regarding expenses, one can say this: the point of view of an expert, whose authority we have no doubt, is somewhat generalized. He takes into account in the costs of the Syrian operation the whole complex of training and re-equipment of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation for four years:

“At least in terms of 4 of the year, starting in January of 2012, when the campaign for the massive rearmament of the Russian armed forces and preparations for this war began, the costs can be estimated at about 377 billions of dollars. This is a figure for the 4 of the year, given that the trends that have been observed before will continue until the end of the 2015 of the year.

Of course, when the remaining two and a half months pass, we will have new data, we will correct this figure in one direction or another. But this gives us an idea of ​​the scale of spending, the scale of the price that our country, our state, our society pays for waging this great war. ”

Of course, correct. After all, talk of how the Russian army has been rearming for four years for the Syrian operation cannot cause anything but sarcasm to an attentive reader. "Well yes! Back in 1971, the insidious Russian army built the Tartus naval base, thus starting preparations for the Syrian operation! ”, I would like to exclaim in response, offering all the expenses for the entire period to dump the esteemed expert in the same pile.

After all, otherwise the US military voiced by the US military for American military operations in the Middle East will not be exceeded by Russians. They can’t even compare with NATO’s European expenses in this direction. And after all, it is for this purpose that such fantastic assumptions of the “Russian expert” serve, in order to calm the taxpayer and force him to fork out for a new toy for the military, which corporations will be happy to make.

It becomes clear that in these same motives it is worth looking for talk about the “big war”. We allow ourselves to disagree: this operation is carried out quite locally and by a limited set of military instruments - by assault and front-line bomber forces aviation and helicopters to support the operations of the Syrian army immediately before the offensive.

In general, it is not necessary to rely on the fact that the given figure reflects somehow the reality. Well, let's calculate it ourselves, and in order not to accidentally reveal a military secret, we use for this the valuation of the cost of Russian aircraft sorties, which British military experts give us.

So get ready for a minute of military math.

Analysts at the British analytical center IHS Jane's believe that the cost of one combat day in Syria is 2,4 million dollars, taking into account all the costs of logistics operations and the provision of a military base. The same analysts say about the number in 4 million dollars, but here we allow ourselves to doubt: too large tolerances for “analytical opinion” - almost twice. Most likely, it is necessary to somehow overstate the costs in order to demonstrate less efficiency in comparison with the ridiculous results of the actions of the coalition of the West on the same fronts for the same 4 of the year.

The operation has been going on for almost a month, so it has already cost 72 a million "greens". Plus preparation, shrinking, dressing, an assumption from “British scientists” - we get an official expert assessment - the costs are in the interval between 80 and 120 millions of dollars.

It is difficult to verify their data, since the Russian Defense Ministry will not disclose the cost of the aircraft departure and other details, at least for reasons of secrecy, because from these figures the intelligence officers can make unnecessary conclusions to Russia. The British proceed from the average cost of operating a combat aircraft at about 12 thousand dollars per hour, a helicopter - about 3 thousand. Taking into account the known (from the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation) the number of vehicles and sorties, it is possible to calculate daily costs as approximately 700 thousand dollars for flights and a little more for ammunition. The contents of the contingent, the ships and the collection of intelligence information plus logistics - about another 900 thousand dollars a day.

Cruise missiles are not taken into account in the study, but everything is much more complicated, one launch can cost a million dollars and several tens of thousands.

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Finance believe that the budget will not incur additional expenses in connection with this operation, since it is comparable to large-scale exercises in a remote theater of operations. So says Finance Minister Siluanov. Concerning the expenses for the next year, there is no information yet. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, about 50 aircraft are involved in the operation.

It is noteworthy that a consistent opponent of the current government, former Finance Minister Kudrin, agrees with these calculations. He also says that the costs are quite comparable with the holding of large-scale exercises, since the bombing ammunition is mainly being carried out.

Only a missile strike from the Caspian Sea is highlighted - this launch of cruise missiles has a certain shade of the Voentorg advertising campaign, as it perfectly demonstrates the capabilities of Russian weapons. The “Caliber” missiles are sold for export with a limited range of kilometers to 300 called the “Club”. Comparing the operation with the teachings, Kudrin talks about scenarios, for example, for the Far East theater, where everything is quite comparable in scale.

It is also noteworthy that the oppositionist considers this operation justified from the point of view of the danger posed by the IG and the reputational component. True, Kudrin introduces a small amendment (the provision obliges!), Saying: "I think that Russia should take part in the antiterrorist campaign of the coalition in the Middle East, the threat is too strong." Although his American inspirers clearly do not seek to see Russia in their company!

From a strategic and geopolitical point of view, the Syrian videoconferencing operation of the Russian Federation is justified - there is a redistribution of spheres of influence in the world, and it is simply necessary to move our overseas partners where they have already managed to make inconsistencies and turn the population of Arab countries against themselves. The moment is good, and the benefits of such a decision may in the long run cover the costs. The main thing is not to incur losses, because the plane costs tens of millions of dollars, and there’s nothing to say about the life of a pilot!
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  1. Bayonet
    Bayonet 1 November 2015 04: 58 New
    +2
    Well, if our own people are silent in front of taxpayers "for reasons of secrecy," we will listen to foreign analysts. hi
    1. subbtin.725
      subbtin.725 1 November 2015 05: 02 New
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      Former Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation, ... Andrey Illarionov in a very interesting interview with Radio Liberty, he estimated Russian spending on the Syrian military operation in 377 billion.

      Judah fell into virtual accounts. Didn't he count too much?
      1. crazyrom
        crazyrom 1 November 2015 06: 03 New
        +5
        They are worth billions at their prices, and we have only 3% of the army’s annual budget (there was news about this recently).
        1. MACCABI-TLV
          MACCABI-TLV 1 November 2015 10: 28 New
          0
          in our country, economists operate on the figure FROM 80-100 million dollars a day. This is the minimum cost of IDF combat operations in high-intensity operations. But, a huge number of factors are taken into account, the presence or absence of which greatly affects the cost of a day of war.
          1. andrewkor
            andrewkor 1 November 2015 18: 18 New
            +2
            Israel to the Jews (in the best sense of the word), Palestine to the Arabs, as was conceived at the UN in 1948.
      2. atalef
        atalef 1 November 2015 06: 18 New
        -1
        Quote: subbtin.725
        “At least in terms of 4 of the year, starting in January of 2012, when the campaign for the massive rearmament of the Russian armed forces and preparations for this war began, the costs can be estimated at about 377 billions of dollars. This is a figure for the 4 of the year, given that the trends that have been observed before will continue until the end of the 2015 of the year.

        this is a typo of the author, it meant the cost of re-equipping the army
        "At least for 4 years, starting in January 2012, when a campaign was launched to massively re-equip the Russian armed forces and prepare for this war, expenditures can be estimated at about 377 billion dollars. This is a figure for 4 years, given that the trends that have been observed before will continue until the end of 2015.
        1. Eugene-Eugene
          Eugene-Eugene 1 November 2015 09: 50 New
          +3
          and where is the typo? You have posted two identical text
        2. APASUS
          APASUS 1 November 2015 10: 28 New
          +1
          Quote: atalef
          this is a typo of the author, it meant the cost of re-equipping the army

          even I don’t understand, you copied two identical texts .....
        3. Ingvar 72
          Ingvar 72 1 November 2015 10: 59 New
          +1
          Quote: atalef
          this is a typo of the author

          Levoslav, after the Shabbat in the eyes doubles. or do your hands walk? wink
          1. subbtin.725
            subbtin.725 1 November 2015 12: 35 New
            +2
            Quote: Ingvar 72
            Levoslav

            Uh, how do you like him. +
        4. andj61
          andj61 1 November 2015 13: 56 New
          +3
          Quote: atalef
          this is a typo of the author, it meant the cost of re-equipping the army

          This is not a typo of the author. Illarionov attributed all military expenditures to Russia for the operation in Syria for 4 years, and even added fifty billion - so, just in case - the salary at the American institute must be somehow worked out! request
          Namely, much less is spent on rearmament of the army. hi
          1. atalef
            atalef 1 November 2015 15: 02 New
            -1
            Quote: andj61
            Quote: atalef
            this is a typo of the author, it meant the cost of re-equipping the army

            This is not a typo of the author. Illarionov attributed all military expenditures to Russia for the operation in Syria for 4 years, and even added fifty billion - so, just in case - the salary at the American institute must be somehow worked out! request
            Namely, much less is spent on rearmament of the army. hi


            377 billion is the entire rearmament program of the Russian army
            Operation in Syria is worth
            Well, in the first place, 4 billion - data in 2013, and of course there isn’t any
            Farther --
            The operation of the Russian aerospace forces in Syria could cost the Russian army $ 1-2 billion per year, while maintaining the current scale of hostilities, experts say. For the country's defense budget, which totaled about $ 50 billion this year, this is not a big problem, they say.

            http://www.bbc.com/russian/business/2015/10/151006_russia_syria_military_costs
            these are not critical amounts for the Russian economy
            In general, to the already written-off 12 billion, 5-8 more donated will be added (taking into account previous years)
      3. sherp2015
        sherp2015 1 November 2015 06: 20 New
        +3
        Quote: subbtin.725
        Former aide to the Russian president, ... Andrei Illarionov, in a very interesting interview with Radio Liberty, estimated Russian spending on the Syrian military operation at $ 377 billion.

        Quote: subbtin.725
        Judah fell into virtual accounts. Didn't he count too much?


        "specialist", however, is a fucking expert ... and Kudrya is working as an expert. And all that came from the Kremlin, at one time they did not climb out of TV screens, they were treated kindly by the government
      4. Observer2014
        Observer2014 1 November 2015 09: 27 New
        +4
        "How much does the Syrian operation cost Russia?"
        Yes, on a national scale, there is nothing at all. Kerosene, spare parts, bombs, missiles, in short, are just "consumables."
        And the people that make these "consumables", the money earned is still here and spend. Here is one sentence for you a diagram of the circulation of dough in the state car.
      5. wasjasibirjac
        wasjasibirjac 1 November 2015 09: 44 New
        +4
        Quote: subbtin.725
        .Not too much counted?
        he has a toe on the calculator. while he managed to pick it out, such an amount turned out. No.
      6. Angro Magno
        Angro Magno 1 November 2015 09: 57 New
        +1
        Why would he regret other people's money? I could have counted a trillion.
      7. The comment was deleted.
      8. Penzuck
        Penzuck 2 November 2015 10: 32 New
        0
        555 billion dollars the external debt of the Russian Federation ....
        377 billion dollars for the war in Syria ...
        5,5 / 3,7 = 1,5 laughing
    2. afdjhbn67
      afdjhbn67 1 November 2015 06: 03 New
      +4
      Quote: Bayonet
      Well, if our own people are silent in front of taxpayers "for reasons of secrecy," we will listen to foreign analysts.

      I even figured out from the author’s vangs .. the bill for billions has already gone (in rubles)
      Well Illarionov, there simply flight of thought is not limited by anything, however, limited - by the budget of the Moscow Region laughing
    3. twviewer
      twviewer 1 November 2015 08: 22 New
      +5
      The interview itself can hardly be called pro- or anti-Russian

      Easy, anti-Russian interview!
      It’s just that Illarionov is a dangerous enemy and not foolish, so he carefully selects the words, but the meaning of these words does not change. To look for such a liar, and this is a former adviser to the president :)
      see for yourself:
      1. afdjhbn67
        afdjhbn67 1 November 2015 11: 41 New
        +1
        Quote: twviewer
        see for yourself:

        We look - aged .. apparently misses the homeland lol
        1. subbtin.725
          subbtin.725 1 November 2015 12: 39 New
          +2
          Quote: afdjhbn67
          We look - aged .. apparently misses the homeland

          Judah does not have such a thing as a homeland.
    4. 222222
      222222 1 November 2015 11: 36 New
      +2
      Bayonet (5) SU Today, 04:58 AM
      Well, if our own people are silent in front of taxpayers "for reasons of secrecy," we will listen to foreign analysts "
      ..did not try to go to the fortuneteller .. laughing
      .. no matter how much ISIS’s future actions cost if it weren’t beaten in Syria .. hi
    5. tomket
      tomket 1 November 2015 12: 28 New
      +1
      Quote: Bayonet
      if your silent before taxpayers

      so they will say that we take oranges out on return flights and therefore the operation even brings profit!
    6. go21zd45few
      go21zd45few 1 November 2015 12: 39 New
      +2
      Yes, it’s better to bear the cost of destroying these creatures far from their borders,
      than then to bear disproportionate losses in people and finances by smoking them from their territory.
  2. mig31
    mig31 1 November 2015 05: 06 New
    +8
    No matter how many there were counted, for the sake of the future of the World and Russia, everything is justified ....
  3. yuriy55
    yuriy55 1 November 2015 05: 13 New
    +8
    The Russians have always considered it good to help the poor and protect the weak. The mentality is cherished from childhood:
    Friendship strong will not break,
    It will not get rid of the rains and blizzards.
    A friend in need won't quit, won't ask too much,
    That's what a true true friend means.


    And for those who are used to measuring someone else’s grief and counting tears I’ll say, make assumptions about how everything will turn out, I’ll say:
    "BARGAINING HERE IS INAPPROPRIATE!" stop
  4. Oleko
    Oleko 1 November 2015 05: 39 New
    +3
    Pensions are small, but this is a necessary necessity. We need the latest weapons. Here is the money invested. You will not feed your army, you will feed someone else's.
    1. Bayonet
      Bayonet 1 November 2015 06: 14 New
      +2
      Quote: Oleko
      Pensions are small, but this is a necessary necessity. We need the latest weapons. Here is the money invested.

      This is all clear, only then you shouldn't accuse the government of unreasonable financial policy in the next article! And then they want to "eat the fish, and ..." .. in general, you understand. hi
      1. Oleko
        Oleko 1 November 2015 07: 08 New
        0
        This is all clear, only then you shouldn't accuse the government of unreasonable financial policy in the next article! And then they want to "eat the fish, and ..." .. in general, you understand

        This is what my commentary never said was an accusation of foolish financial policy. Confused with someone. hi
  5. venaya
    venaya 1 November 2015 05: 48 New
    +1
    “I believe that Russia should take part in the anti-terrorist campaign of the coalition in the Middle East, the threat is too strong”

    It is difficult to disagree with this, I think so too. This is the same exceptional case where other methods of exposure are not productive.
    1. skeket
      skeket 1 November 2015 14: 57 New
      0
      Quote: venaya
      It is difficult to disagree with this, I think so too. This is the same exceptional case where other methods of exposure are not productive.

      and who will command the parade? Who will choose the goals and objectives for the bombing? What if the vision of the company is diametrically opposite for us?
  6. dckx
    dckx 1 November 2015 05: 50 New
    +1
    Freedom is priceless !!!
  7. Reptiloid
    Reptiloid 1 November 2015 05: 54 New
    +3
    It happens that a doctor prescribes a medicine and says at the same time: "It is not cheap." And my mother says: "Life is generally expensive."
  8. shinobi
    shinobi 1 November 2015 05: 58 New
    +2
    It makes all the difference that the exercises still work out blows on the bag and sparing with rolevukha elements. And so on the money, then, if not cheaper. They will bomb it mainly with old-style ammunition, with rare exceptions. It’s possible to test A.Amer.m, but who forbade us?
  9. flamej
    flamej 1 November 2015 06: 12 New
    +3
    The amount is certainly great, no one can argue. For that. the army is gaining invaluable experience in the conduct of hostilities, and does not play "war games" on its territory.
  10. domokl
    domokl 1 November 2015 06: 19 New
    +8
    The author revealed a very ungrateful topic. First of all, what to consider. And from what time. Modernization of the army? But did we modernize it under Syria? Ammunition cost? And how much does it cost to use it in a non-military way? Airplanes? And training flights like? Nobody canceled the flight hours for military pilots. This is a prerequisite for their quality training.
    Therefore, we will proceed from primitive arithmetic. Flight, maintenance, security, ammunition, food, logistics. From here you can see the digestible digit - from 1,5 to 4 million American rubles per day. And taking into account the above, ordinary exercises are about the same scale. On average, 2-2,5 million per day.
    So Yaroslavna’s cry for hungry old people is not appropriate here. Everything is within the budget.
  11. slizhov
    slizhov 1 November 2015 07: 02 New
    +5
    HOW MUCH IT WOULD NOT STOP!
    Otherwise, we will pay many times the Big Price !!!
  12. Stinger
    Stinger 1 November 2015 07: 24 New
    +7
    There is a normal combat training of flight personnel in real combat conditions. And also for the benefit of the business. It's better than spending money on training skills at training grounds. So, Comrade Illarionov has nothing to worry about. Let him count the money of the oligarchs, his homies. And "Radio Liberty" and without it will drench anyone for good money.
  13. nikolaev
    nikolaev 1 November 2015 08: 12 New
    +2
    A GDP rating raises pride in a country that advocates justice.
    The people suffered for Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, Syria.
    And now souls, scorched by compassion for oppressed peoples and indignation by fascist lawlessness in the world, heals pride in their country, which rebelled against evil!
  14. onix757
    onix757 1 November 2015 08: 48 New
    +1
    Price increases in proportion to procrastination. If you don’t solve a problem in time, be prepared to spend a 2-fold or even 3-fold amount on its subsequent solution.
  15. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 1 November 2015 09: 08 New
    +1
    Freedom is priceless. And Illarionov counted the cost - for the rearmament of the Russian army since 2012. A trifle, however. I thought that more was spent during this time. And what else is an army for? If she only asks for money and is not capable of anything else. Ours, it seems, is not "eating his own bread" for nothing.
  16. AlNikolaich
    AlNikolaich 1 November 2015 09: 11 New
    0
    I read it, I thought ... But what happened to Illarionov? As an adviser to the president, he was
    adequate person, thinking, economist is not bad ... What do we have now? Korefanism with the odious
    personalities like Kudrin and Misha are two percent. Regular citation of liberal delirium.
    Does the patient have a fever? Rave? What happened, Andrew?
  17. michell
    michell 1 November 2015 10: 20 New
    0
    $ 377 million is more than half of the US Department of Defense's annual budget. To break down the costs - even roughly - for the conduct of the operation - sorties, the cost of ammunition, logistics, salary of military personnel - indeed, looks more like the costs of conducting large military exercises. All this costs money, but not half of the US Department of Defense's annual budget. It should be borne in mind that the ammunition used is probably not new (except perhaps except for "Calibers") - they are taken from cash in warehouses, no one has canceled the storage periods, i.e. available ammunition is subject to renewal anyway, and after its expiration date - disposal. Thus, the cost of the operation becomes even lower.
    Summary - Illarionov says what his current benefactors want to hear ...
  18. pts-m
    pts-m 1 November 2015 10: 22 New
    +2
    Interesting. And at what price did this talker sell to the Americans or was he poorly fed in the state canteen? After all, these corrupt ones had everything and didn’t have enough for ordinary citizens of Russia to survive these difficult times. As they say ... betraying once, will betray later as well, but already new owners ... or maybe it is in power of those who hold such amusement?
  19. midshipman
    midshipman 1 November 2015 10: 36 New
    +2
    And this American citizen knows how much it costs to fly for 1 hour of the Su-24, Su-25, Su-34, etc. I will tell him about 1 million rubles. He knows that NATO pilots fly more than 100 hours a year. Our pilots exceeded this line only 2 years ago, when this citizen was expelled from the Russian Federation. He knows that with his participation in Russia, out of 1450 civilian airports, only 285 airports remained in service. I am not talking about the number of soldiers. It was he who had his hand in the collapse of our industry and the Armed Forces. I have the honor.
  20. guzik007
    guzik007 1 November 2015 10: 45 New
    +1
    Actually, something else excites me. According to what principle did the president select and select his environment, if then half of them become traitors, like the aforementioned gentleman, or thieves and embezzlers?
  21. Stas157
    Stas157 1 November 2015 10: 56 New
    +3
    The cost of the operation in Syria is not comparable at all with the dividends that we can acquire! This is how to help a friend fight off hooligans! Yes, clothes can be torn. But! The authority in society will immediately grow, other hooligans will think ten times how to climb on us, and from a friend we may make a grateful friend, and we are growing in our own eyes!
  22. sieras
    sieras 1 November 2015 11: 05 New
    0
    cheaper, of course, to disarm the army, cut nuclear warheads and live without grieving under the "partner's umbrella." just need to choose a piece of land where all 140 million to relocate. and it is better to leave this business to partners. they will sort out and drive the 20 million happy remaining Russians north.
  23. Kyrgyz
    Kyrgyz 1 November 2015 11: 06 New
    +1
    I think for a person who knows what $ 377mrd is, it makes no sense to discuss this figure in relation to the operation in Syria, for this money the IS would be fired from the lunar base with ammunition produced there
    1. biznaw
      biznaw 2 November 2015 12: 27 New
      0
      Quote: Kyrgyz
      there is no point in discussing this figure in relation to the operation in Syria, for this money the IS would fire from the lunar base with the ammunition produced there


      You can’t say more precisely! I am proud of my citizenship. It turns out we are immensely rich. Sheikhs, hang yourself from poverty!
  24. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 1 November 2015 11: 15 New
    +4
    The Russian Air Force is gaining valuable experience. Find
    and bombing real military targets are not exercises
    at familiar standard landfills.
    All you need to do is a continuous rotation of the pilots,
    to educate as many people as possible. Yes, and airplanes
    replace would not hurt.
    1. Kyrgyz
      Kyrgyz 1 November 2015 11: 49 New
      0
      Quote: voyaka uh
      The Russian Air Force is gaining valuable experience. Find
      and bombing real military targets are not exercises
      at familiar standard landfills.
      All you need to do is a continuous rotation of the pilots,
      to educate as many people as possible. Yes, and airplanes
      replace would not hurt.

      But the figure of $ 377 billion is not applicable to this, there are no such expenses there, except that the loss of Syria since 2011 for the entire economy
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 1 November 2015 12: 14 New
        +1
        And I don’t comment on this figure, there’s some kind of typo
        or wrong quote.
        3-4 million dollars a day is normal, it cannot be cheaper.
        1. MACCABI-TLV
          MACCABI-TLV 1 November 2015 15: 12 New
          -1
          Quote: voyaka uh
          3-4 million dollars a day is normal, it can’t be cheaper

          it is not so
          http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-4540054,00.html
    2. Kyrgyz
      Kyrgyz 1 November 2015 11: 49 New
      0
      Quote: voyaka uh
      The Russian Air Force is gaining valuable experience. Find
      and bombing real military targets are not exercises
      at familiar standard landfills.
      All you need to do is a continuous rotation of the pilots,
      to educate as many people as possible. Yes, and airplanes
      replace would not hurt.

      But the figure of $ 377 billion is not applicable to this, there are no such expenses there, except that the loss of Syria since 2011 for the entire economy
    3. biznaw
      biznaw 2 November 2015 12: 29 New
      0
      Quote: voyaka uh
      Yes, and airplanes
      replace would not hurt.


      Probably for write-offs or kapitalku.
  25. chunga-changa
    chunga-changa 1 November 2015 12: 00 New
    +1
    In general, the total costs are estimated at about 35-45 billion. For all four years Assad has been supplied with equipment, weapons, equipment and ammunition, apparently free of charge, i.e. at the expense of our budget, the author seems to have "forgotten" about the "Syrian Express". Organization of two bases (airfields), apparently they arose themselves, the author "scored" on them. Regular cruises of ships to the shores of Syria for four years, they apparently go there for another reason, the expense item of the Ministry of Defense is "travel". The missile strike "Caliber", which pleased our Urya-patriots so much. Only he, according to various estimates, cost approx. 100 million, the author apparently referred to the category - "gifts to Putin for his birthday." Other expenses, ship repairs - the purchase of "Turkish transports", logistics across Russia, salaries to all those who are not directly involved in the b / d, but provide them. In general, if you do not multiply the number of sorties by the price of bombs, but actually dig and count, the amount will come out pretty decent. Just the same 3 million a day, not just in a month, but for four years.
    1. biznaw
      biznaw 2 November 2015 12: 33 New
      0
      You forget that in the army it is not a deal "for an object", but for a time schedule for going to work (service). It makes no difference whether servicemen are fighting or "sleeping on duty". And it is advisable to dispose of ammunition before the expiration of the shelf life and preferably for its intended purpose and generally excellent when not on our land.
  26. Turkestan
    Turkestan 1 November 2015 12: 03 New
    +2
    How much does the Syrian operation cost Russia. As much as the state spends on combat training of one regiment per month, quarter, year at its base or at other airfields in Russia. Expenses are mainly spent on payments of military and business trip personnel located in Syria.

    By the way!!! judging by the photographs violate, the lads safety measures when handling aircraft ammunition. The BOMB lies on concrete, which is categorically FORBIDDEN. Especially nearby is the empty container bomb. ENGINEER AB, Deputy IAS part AUUUUUUU
  27. shliapnik
    shliapnik 1 November 2015 13: 01 New
    0
    An hour of flight costs around 200000 rubles. This is only for keros.
  28. Fing
    Fing 1 November 2015 13: 32 New
    +1
    It is foolish to consider the money that goes to raise the image and status of the native country. Moreover, the investments are already making themselves felt. How can money be counted if it comes to our own security, and at the same time to the whole world to show that we have order with security so that it is not disastrous.
  29. Mera joota
    Mera joota 1 November 2015 13: 44 New
    +1
    You can argue about the cost endlessly, referring to the teachings is naive, where have you seen such exercises in duration? The question is more that the money spent did not go to good use. None of the assigned tasks have been completed. Now they are beginning to sing, they say, "but they stopped the offensive," sorry, the task was to reach the Turkish border, liberate Idlib, release the airbase in Aleppo, and clear Homs and the suburbs of Damascus.
    And now what next? The jihadists probably do not read the videoconferencing reports and do not know that they are defeated and run away in fear, so they continue to attack. In this regard, the question arises, how much longer is this bagpipe? And how much will it cost Rosiii?

    PS: our military probably hates headquarters terribly and therefore in reports they are regularly destroyed in utter amounts. In the imagination of Russian generals, jihadists are sitting in concrete bunkers in which Syria maps are laid out on large tables and operators draw arrows in colored pencils noting the location of units, equipment, reserves, etc.
  30. HMR333
    HMR333 1 November 2015 14: 09 New
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    Th for people, then they think money and money they don’t give a damn about the rest! let him count how much over the years the country has lost from the fact that they allowed the collapse of Libya, Iraq and other countries, why are they silent for this? or let them calculate the costs if you don’t bomb and they will come to carry out terrorist attacks with them, or even more, or maybe they will count the lives of citizens in money! SO HOW MUCH WILL BE SO MUCH AND SPEND NOT MUCH NOT LESS!
    YES AND IT WOULD DO NOT DO THE TAX CHECK THE INCOME AND THE SHIELD OF THESE SCREAMERS FOR MONEY! YELLOW BECAUSE HOW STEALTH IS NOT GIVEN FROM THESE MONEY!
  31. bobba94
    bobba94 1 November 2015 14: 21 New
    +3
    I am constantly tormented by the question. How and why did Illarionov become an assistant to the President of the Russian Federation? You read his articles and do not find any stubborn opposition and anger, but, frankly, such nonsense often carries.
  32. smart ass
    smart ass 1 November 2015 14: 38 New
    +2
    What difference does it cost ??? It’s better to pay with money and beat the enemy in someone else’s territory than to fight in your own country and pay with the lives of your citizens.
    1. subbtin.725
      subbtin.725 10 November 2015 03: 57 New
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      Quote: Clever man
      Better to pay with money and beat the enemy in a foreign territory

      Beat the enemy at his "home":
  33. shliapnik
    shliapnik 1 November 2015 15: 08 New
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    This is a little money. I wrote because in previous comments 2 lemons sounded.
  34. gammipapa
    gammipapa 1 November 2015 19: 06 New
    +1
    They found someone to listen to, even if they asked the bulk of Lech, here he will tell you the exact numbers right away.
  35. Witold
    Witold 1 November 2015 22: 48 New
    -1
    Once again, Russia is stepping on the same rake.