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Russia regaining positions on traditional arms markets

MOSCOW. May 7 (Interfax) - Russia is gradually regaining its positions on traditional arms markets.

"Russian arms exports amounted to $4.8 billion last year, $1 billion more than in 2001, while foreign currency earnings reached $4.5 billion, which suggests that despite tight competition, Russia is regaining its positions on traditional arms markets," Mikhail Dmitriyev, head of the Russian Committee for Arms Trade with Foreign Countries, said in an interview published by Krasnaya Zvezda on Wednesday.

"Russia is broadening its military ties with dozens of countries in different parts of the world, and its main partners today are China, India, Greece, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Kuwait, Sudan and countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States," he said.

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