The budget spent by Russia on nuclear weapons will grow by almost $62 million in 2016 TASS 13110151

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The budget spent by Russia on nuclear weapons will grow by almost $62 million in 2016.
Russia’s federal budget spending on nuclear weapons will grow by almost 4 billion rubles ($62 million) in 2016 as part of national defense expenditures, according to a document published in the electronic database of the Russian parliament on Friday, October 31, 2015.
     
Russia’s federal budget spending on nuclear weapons will grow by almost 4 billion rubles ($62 million) in 2016 as part of national defense expenditures, according to a document published in the electronic database of the Russian parliament on Friday, October 31, 2015. Replacement of a Russian nuclear missile in a silo in Saratov region, southwestern Russia.
     
The Defense Committee of the State Duma, the lower house of Russia’s parliament, published its conclusion on a draft federal budget for next year.

According to the document, appropriations under this financing item total over 44.5 billion rubles ($693 million) this year and are expected to grow to over 48.3 billion rubles ($752.5 million) next year.

In 2016, Russia also plans to increase spending on scientific research in the sphere of national defense. According to the draft federal budget, allocations for national defense applied scientific research will grow by 4% to 311.181 billion rubles ($4.8 billion), in comparison with 298.36 billion rubles ($4.6 billion) in 2015.

According to the draft federal budget, Russia plans to spend a total of 2.233 trillion rubles ($34.8 billion) on its Armed Forces in 2016, which is 176.674 million rubles ($2.8 million) less than in 2015.

As many as 3.145 trillion rubles ($49 billion) are expected to be allocated for national defense in 2016, the document says.

The Armed Forces expenditures will account for 82.5% of the total national defense budget. They also include spending on mobilization and reserve military training, mobilization training of the economy, nuclear weapons, the implementation of international commitments in the sphere of military and technical cooperation, as well as national defense applied scientific research.
     
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