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MOSCOW, September 19. /TASS/. The current scale and scope of construction of defense facilities in Russia is comparable only to the 1970’s when construction for the Armed Forces was at its peak, Mikhail Mizintsev, the chief of National Defense Management Center said on Monday.
"All in all, as many as 123 defense compounds have been commissioned for operations since the beginning of this year," he said at a session of the Defense Ministry’s Public Council.
"The scale of construction unfolded by the Defense Ministry is comparable only to the period of 1973 through to 1979 when construction for the Armed Forces reached its peak," Mizintsev said.
He recalled in this light the completion of overhaul of the airbases in the city of Engels in the Middle Volga area and in Tiksi on the Arctic coast of Yakutia, and construction of a Presidential Military School in Sevastopol.
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said during the summer the number of defense-related facilities under construction had increased by a factor of 2.5 over the previous three years.
In 2016 alone, the ministry planned to spend about 123 billion rubles for combat posts engineering and development of infrastructure.