Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Analysis : Russia continues to grow arms export in the Middle East.

The Soviet Union ranked second after the United States in terms of arms export for many years. Russia picked up the baton from it a quarter of the century ago. Its annual income from arms trade in 2012-2015 is estimated on average at $14.5 billion. The past decade’s feature is a considerable growth of the Russian arms sales in the Middle East. It is designed to serve the strategic objective of Moscow’s policies in the oil-rich, albeit hot, spot of the planet - to become a key player in the region, the Expert weekly notes.
Russia has recently delivered S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran.
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