A defense analyst suggests in a recent newspaper article that the accomplishments of Russia’s arms exporters may not be quite so impressive as some believe. The analyst argues that, although the volume of Russian arms exports is indeed rising, the low prices at which they are offered means that profits are actually limited. He points also to the fact payment for Russian arms is sometimes made in the form of battered goods, and laments that Moscow still depends over much on sales to China and India. (Rossiiskaya gazeta, September 16)
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