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Originally posted by martin3030
I think its a little bit of both.
Co operation with the Start Treaty was threatened over the siting of the missile shield on Polish borders.
Russia armed Iran with s300s has done big arms sales with Venezuela,Has renewed its lease on the Black sea base in Crimea and is strengthening its presence in the port of Tarus.
As West have decreased defence spending Putin has increased Russias year on year equating to 800%
What are the 50,000 new shelters being built in and around Moscow for ?
Because the the US and Israel are run by people so desperate to avert public attention from their theft and corruption that they will eventually run out of third world nations to reduce to rubble, or things might become so bad that they need enemies that can fight back, and may then be forced to fight whoever remains? Russia never completely gave up on it's shelter building ( over the last two decades it focused on major ' out in the country' complexes) but if true i suppose they are realising that they will have to start upgrading or expanding the urban shelter complexes as well...