‘Army 2015’: the one-stop weapons mart

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Organizers of the mega military exposition ‘Army-2015’ had two tasks before them; to attract foreign buyers for Russian weapons, and demonstrate Russian military might to the domestic audience for whom military service, in the present wave of patriotic fervour, is becoming as prestigious as it was during the Soviet era.

The ‘Army-2015’ Forum held in Kubinka near Moscow from 16 to 19 June nearly eclipsed the Paris air show taking place at Le Bourget in France simultaneously, Russian media reports suggested. It was the first time that Russians saw such a large volume of modern military equipment at one site.

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