Russian to spend $34.8 bln on Armed Forces in 2016 — draft budget

The announced sum is $2.8 million lower than the one allocated for the same purposes this year.

A total of 2.233 trillion rubles ($34.8 billion) are planned to be allocated from the budget on the Russian Armed Forces in 2016, according to a report from the Defense Committee of the State Duma published on Friday.

The announced sum is lower by 176.674 million rubles ($2.8 million) against the one allocated for the same purposes this year.

The report also said that a total of 3.145 trillion rubles ($49 billion) was planned to be allocated on the "national defense" next year.

First published by TASS.

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