FILE PHOTO: Workers assemble tanks on the production floor at the Uralvagonzavod plant in Russia’s Urals. © Sputnik / Sergey Mamontov  

RT: Russian arms manufacturers switch to six-day working week  

Shifts at defense enterprises may also be extended to 12 hours, a trade unions chief says  

Arms manufacturers in Sverdlovsk Region in Russia’s Urals are working longer weeks due to the conflict in Ukraine, a trade unions chief has said. 

Enterprises that are busy fulfilling government defense orders “are now working six days [a week] instead of five,” Andrey Vetluzhskykh, the head of the federation of local trade unions, said during a press conference in Ekaterinburg on Friday.  

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WNU Editor: The Kremlin has opened the spigot on defense spending …. Russia to spend $600 billion on defence and security by 2025 – source (Reuters).