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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to SIPRI, the United States still has the highest annual military expenditure in the world ($611 billion), while China increased its military spending by 5.4 percent in 2016 to $215 billion. "Russia increased its spending by 5.9 per cent in 2016 to $69.2 billion, making it the third largest spender. Saudi Arabia was the third largest spender in 2015 but dropped to fourth position in 2016. Spending by Saudi Arabia fell by 30 percent in 2016 to $63.7 billion, despite its continued involvement in regional wars," the study said. © Photo: Russian Defense Ministry Why Russia's Ground Forces Are One of the World's Best According to the study, in 2015, Russia spent $66.4 billion for military needs and took the fourth position in the rating. Overall spending in Central Europe grew by 2.4 percent in 2016, while military expenditure in Western Europe grew...

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