.Za is a South African domain.  Chances are this just a neoconservative "drumming" article and probably fictious to a degree.

I remember reading on militaryphotos that the army continues to be downsized and is receiving a smaller budget.  This is just another set of Putin's vague promises to the officer cadre.  Beyond thrashing a couple of stone age Caucasians, Russia's sphere of influence has been declining for sometime now.  Chinese have their hands full with India and Vietnam and are unlikely to spark a conflict with Russia – so Russia doesn't really need a huge military.

Russia needs to spend what money it has on industry and education; not building tanks.