Russian government ignores the people living in shoddy Soviet era construction to waste money on military weapons it doesn't need

NY Times:

Russia High-Rise Collapse an Emblem of Hardships in the Hinterlands

While the Kremlin pours money into the military, Russia’s infrastructure is crumbling, inviting more tragedies like the building collapse in southern Russia this week that killed 39.
Putin keeps spending on a military he can't afford for a war that is unlikely and ignores investing in the people.  He is spending big on R & D for weapons he can't afford to put in place.  His adventure in Syria has exposed much of his military as rickety, from an aircraft carrier he can barely keep afloat to stealth aircraft he can't afford to put in production.


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