MOSCOW Women's Artie Burns Jersey , July 7 (Xinhua) -- President Vladimir Putin said Monday Russia has exported arms worth 5.6 billion U.S. dollars in the first six months of the year, and that the overall portfolio of export orders has grown to nearly 50 billion dollars.
Calling the export volume "very impressive and substantial," Putin urged the state commission for international military- technical cooperation to further promote Russian arms.
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In particular, the president said Russia should remain one of leading suppliers of naval vessels in the world.
"Market potential of this product is very big ... Countries in the world plan to allocate around 100 billion dollars to re-equip their fleets within next few years," Itar-Tass news agency quoted Putin as saying.
Noting the level of competition in vessel market was "very high, " he instructed the commission to "follow attentively all tendencies in this sphere" and work out concrete proposals on expanding Russia's market share.
In addition Women's James Conner Jersey , Putin reiterated the urgency of replacing foreign military-related import by similar domestic production, a policy which becomes necessary after Russia's spat with Ukraine, a traditional supplier of spare parts and systems for Moscow's armed forces.
Russia, already the world's top arms exporter Women's Cameron Sutton Jersey , sold some 15.7 billion dollars worth of weapons abroad -- primarily guns, missiles and fighter jets -- in 2013. Last year, Russia finished second only to the United States by the arms sales volume.
Russian-made weapons are supplied to 66 countries, and Moscow has military-technical cooperation agreements with 85 countries.
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Donald Trump says his wife Women's JuJu Smith-Schuster Jersey , Melania, will soon hold a news conference to discuss how she immigrated to the U.S. legally.
Melania Trump was born in Slovenia. Recent news reports have suggested there might be a discrepancy in the timeline she's described about how and when she came to the U.S. Mrs. Trump's former modeling agent says she obtained a work visa before she modeled professionally in the United States in the mid-1990s.
Trump says his wife "has got it so documented" that she wants to talk about it publicly. He says after the reports emerged, she wanted to address it quickly but that he urged her to "let it simmer" and let the media "go wild."
Mrs. Trump rarely speaks at length in public but gave a speech at the Republican National Convention. That speech was well-received but later marred by revelations parts of it were borrowed from a speech by Michelle Obama.
Donald Trump is trying again to talk about the Second Amendment and Hillary Clinton.
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