Feb 25/09. MOSCOW – Modernization
of Russia's strategic nuclear forces is a top priority for the government, a
senior Cabinet official said Wednesday.
Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov
said that upgrading ground, sea and air components of the nation's strategic
forces is costly but necessary.
"It's expensive, it's very
expensive, but there is no other way," Ivanov told lawmakers in the lower
house of parliament. "We will develop and modernize our strategic deterrent