The draft budget for 2023 assumes a reduction in defense spending to 2.5% of GDP. The head of the Accounts Chamber Aleksey Kudrin believes that their optimal level is 2.8-2.9% of GDP.
Share on national defense - planned to decrease from 2.7% of GDP to 2.5% in 2023. Colleagues, I will soon become a defender of the Ministry of Defense and military spending. Because a reduction from 2.7% to 2.5% is a fairly noticeable reduction- said Kudrin during a meeting of the State Duma on the budget.
The official recalled that in 2010, defense spending increased to 3.4%, which was a serious burden on the economy and the budget system, as it hindered the development of other areas.
I have always said that 2.8–9% is the optimal level for our country, which should support national defense, - transfers the words of Kudrin RIA Novosti.
The head of the Accounts Chamber stressed that it is necessary to pay attention to the fact that defense spending is now at 2.5% of GDP.
chernayakobra.ru wrote that Russia ranked sixth in the Global Militarization Index. It was compiled by experts from the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC). Experts note that in 2019, defense spending was increased, the number of military conflicts and military activity increased.
Head of State Vladimir Putin said Russia is the only military power that is cutting defense spending. According to him, the United States is in first place in terms of military spending, and China is in second.