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    MOSCOW, U.S.S.R.

    The Soviet parliament met on November 27, to endorse a plan for modest economic growth and sharply increased military spending in 1985, after four years of officially unchanged defence budgets.

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    1. SVs PULL BACK TO GV Crowd applauds as President Konstantin Chernenko stands on podium with other government members (6 shots) 0.25
    2. SVs Budget Minister Vasily Garbuzov speaking (RUSSIAN SOT) as members listen, then applaud (6 shots) 1.08
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    Background: MOSCOW, U.S.S.R.

    The Soviet parliament met on November 27, to endorse a plan for modest economic growth and sharply increased military spending in 1985, after four years of officially unchanged defence budgets. The appearance of Mikhail Gorbachev, a senior figure in the Communist party leadership, seated close to President Chernenko, dampened speculation that he could have fallen into political disfavour. Budget Minister Vasily Garbuzov revealed the only surprise at the session, which convenes to give unanimous approval to the state plan and budget. He said defence spending would rise by 12 per cent to 19.06 billion roubles (23 billion U.S. dollars) in 1985. Western diplomats said the rise, following four years of officially unchanged spending, was clearly a response to the deterioration in the East-West climate and in particular the Reagan administration's mounting defence budgets.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA65D4VCGTK4VAMO3J8CBEXTBYY
    Media URN:
    VLVA65D4VCGTK4VAMO3J8CBEXTBYY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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