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Farnborough 2016: UK given wake-up call over Russia

5th July 2016 - 16:11 GMT | by Helen Haxell in London

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A higher calibre of Russian experts are needed for the UK to better understand the military challenges posed by Moscow, a UK House of Commons report has argued.

The UK Parliament's Defence Committee concluded that as Russia had not been a priority for the UK since the early 1990s, this had affected the intellectual knowledge of the country at a high governmental level.

‘Russia has not been a UK priority since the end of the Cold War and our expertise in this field has withered on the vine. The UK needs a vastly improved cadre of experts who can

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Helen Haxell was Air Editor at Shephard Media, having joined in February 2016 as Editor …

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