Russia Seeks to ‘Create Conditions so That Nobody Wants to Fight Us’ – Putin (VIDEO)
Putin claims Russia is only 7th in military expenditure and claims that is more than enough
No doubt partly the reason Putin can be contented with Russia investing less in its armed force than six other nations is because he knows that’s not quite true. Adjusted for PPP Russia is very much the world’s third spender on military might with $200bn PPP-adjusted dollars, behind China with PPP-adjusted $400bn:
- Russia’s Effective Military Spending Is Around $200 Billion
- Russian Defense Spending Is Much Larger, and More Sustainable Than It Seems
- Combined Russia and China Spend 80 Percent as Much on Their Militaries as the US
Nonetheless, watch this interview and tell me Putin is the expansionist-warmonger of the western power elite imagination? He even makes excuses for Trump, and claims that privately the US President is a much more reasonable and level-headed person who detests the insane $700+ billion Pentagon budgets that he publicly brags about.