As Russia cuts down on spending elsewhere, it is pumping more money into its military. BBC News takes a look at what it is spending its money on.
Images from around the world: 6 February
Van Morrison to celebrate 70th birthday with a concert on Cyprus Avenue.
Former doctor Michael Salmon has been found guilty of indecently assaulting girls at a hospital where Jimmy Savile abused patients.
Nigel Farage pulls out of an appearance in Rotherham after noisy protests outside an office he was due to open.
A British jihadist who travelled to Syria to fight with an Islamic militant group is given a 12-year custodial sentence.
Wolf Hall author Hilary Mantel is made a dame by the Prince of Wales for her services to literature.
John Heald, on trial for murder of landlady Bei Carter, has killed himself in UK prison while waiting for verdict
UKIP leader Nigel Farage abandons a public appearance in Rotherham because of protests outside his party's office in the town.
Police in Bosnia search a village after a local television station showed pictures of jihadist flags flying from some houses.
Pope Francis says that he backs parents who smack their children, providing the child's "dignity" is maintained.
BBC Sport celebrates the start of the Six Nations 2015 with an epic Game of Thrones-style tournament opener.
Violent scenes at Africa Cup of Nations semi-final
Women journalists are facing a "dangerous new trend" of online threats, the European security body OSCE warns.
US families of Lockerbie bombing victims accuse some UK relatives of pursuing a "disgraceful" campaign to clear the man convicted of the atrocity.
The UK's trade deficit last year widened to £34.8bn, the biggest deficit since 2010 according to the Office for National Statistics.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says Jack Wilshere "has to master his own life" after the midfielder was photographed holding a shisha pipe.
The Ghana FA says fans could have died as crowd trouble marred the Africa Cup of Nations semi with Equatorial Guinea.
A boy and his uncle have survived being sucked into a storm drain in Brazil.
China has rejected accusations it was behind a hack that stole huge amounts of data from health insurer Anthem.