Putin says before poll Russia needs stronger army




 
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Putin says before poll Russia needs stronger army
 
February 20th, 2012  
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Putin says before poll Russia needs stronger army
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Monday Russia needed a stronger military to protect it from foreign attempts to stoke conflicts around its borders. In a newspaper article intended to burnish his image as a strong leader before a presidential election, Putin said Russia would spend 23 trillion roubles ($768.46 billion) over a decade to modernize the former superpower's armed forces. ...

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