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Russia to export six billion dollars in weapons in 2008

by Staff Writers
Moscow (AFP) June 8, 2008
Russia's public arms export agency, Rosoboronexport, will ship at least six billion dollars worth of weapons abroad this year, a Russian official told Interfax agency on Sunday.

Rosoboronexport has received weapons orders nearing 20 billion dollars (12.5 billion euros) for the next five to seven years, said Alexei Alyoshin -- head assistant to the public Russian company Rostekhnologyi, of which Rosoboronexport is a part.

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