Russian lawmakers approve budget with record amount earmarked for defence spending

Under the spending plan, the country's largest ever, defence spending is expected to overtake social spending next year for the first time in modern Russian history. The development comes as the Kremlin is eager to shore up support for President Vladimir Putin before a March presidential election. READ MORE : Subscribe to our channel:
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