How to upgrade the Russian army for five years

Multipurpose all-weather helicopters FSI Russian Ka-52 “alligator”

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At the end of December by tradition, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin will hold an enlarged session of the Collegium of the defense Ministry of Russia. Together with defense Minister Sergei Shoigu will be summed up the military end of 2017 and set targets for 2018. It is expected that he will also cover topics related to the outcome of the military operation in Syria, NATO expansion to the East, the pace of rearmament and army building.