Russia pragmatic on arms but is trade healthy?
Missiles to Syria and Iran, warplanes to Venezuela and Myanmar, helicopters to Sudan — Russia goes its own way when it comes to selling arms, seemingly immune to ethical debates that affect the industry elsewhere. While European Union members argue over whether to lift a weapons ban against China, almost half of Russia’s $6 billion arms sales last year went to Beijing. As the White House struggles to persuade Congress to approve a U.S.-India nuclear deal that some lawmakers fear could spark an arms race, Moscow is completing two atomic plants for New Delhi. Full Story