Russia: July 4, 2002

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The government announced that production in the military-industrial sector increased 4.5 percent last year. But growth has been 25 percent in 2000 and 30 percent in 1999. However, much of the increase is in non-military items. The factories are often in isolated parts of the country and are the major economic activity in the area. There has been little military production for the Russian military (most of it goes to export customers.) Even massive Cold War stocks of ammunition and spare parts are being exhausted. The fighting in Chechnya has used up many types of modern ammunition and spare parts for the most modern aircraft and armored vehicles. As a result, the Russian army is forced to use older models, for which spare parts are still available. It is this dire situation that is causing the generals to back government proposals for drastic military reform (all volunteer personnel, much smaller force, etc.)


 

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