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The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, announced ambitious plans today to revive Russia's military power and restore its role as the world's leading producer of military aircraft.
Speaking at the opening of the biggest air show in Russia's post-Soviet history, Mr Putin said he was determined to make aircraft manufacture a national priority after decades in which the country has lagged behind the west.
"Russia has a very important goal which is to retain leadership in the production of milit..
Originally posted by Cthulwho
Definetly looks like Putin wants to revive the cold war. Obviously Russia doesn't have the will or expertise to become an economically successful western democracy, so they've realised that the only way people will take them seriously is if they pump up their military.
[edit on 23-8-2007 by Cthulwho]