7 Aug 2009 19:23

State defense contract will be increased 1.2% in 2010

SOCHI. Aug 7 (Interfax) - The size of the Russian state defense contract will be raised in 2010, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said.

"Despite the difficult conditions which we are in now and which were caused by the global economic crisis, we have nevertheless found the possibility of not only maintaining but even increasing the total volume of the state defense contract by 1.2%," Putin said at a conference on the state defense contract on Friday.