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‘Russia’s Defense Minister Shoigu Announces Drastic Increase in Missile Production’

That is the headline that Sputnik International put on its Jan. 30 wire reporting on Russian Defense Secretary Sergey Shoigu’s tour of military-industrial production facilities in Yekaterinburg, including the facilities where Kalibr cruise missiles and Iskander ballistic missiles are being manufactured. “Colleagues, we have toured practically all production facilities. We conversed with chief engineers, a lot of new equipment has become available,” Shoigu said. “Therefore, the production volumes have been significantly increased.”

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