Russian Armed forces

Russia
Population
146,171,015
Military budget
61.7 billion $
Active personnel
1,154,000
Nuclear weapons
7 500 warheads
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Basic informations

Capital: Moscow
Area: 17,098,242 km2
Population: 146,171,015
Etnic groups: Russian 77.7%, Tatar 3.7%, Ukrainian 1.4%, Bashkir 1.1%, Chuvash 1%, Chechen 1%, other 10.2%
Religions: Russian Orthodox 15-20%, Muslim 10-15%, other Christian 2%

Military branches

(Вооружённые Си́лы Росси́йской Федера́ции) Ground Troops (Sukhoputnyye Voyskia, SV), Navy (Voyenno-Morskoy Flot, VMF), Air Forces (Voyenno-Vozdushniye Sily, VVS); Airborne Troops (Vozdushno-Desantnyye Voyska, VDV), Missile Troops of Strategic Purpose (Raketnyye Voyska Strategicheskogo Naznacheniya, RVSN) referred to commonly as Strategic Rocket Forces, and Aerospace Defense Troops (Voyska Vozdushno-Kosmicheskoy Oborony or Voyska VKO) are independent "combat arms," not subordinate to any of the three branches; Russian Ground Troops include the following combat arms: motorized-rifle troops, tank troops, missile and artillery troops, air defense of the Ground Troops.

Military service

18-27 years of age for compulsory or voluntary military service; males are registered for the draft at 17 years of age; 1-year service obligation (conscripts can only be sent to combat zones after 6 months of training); reserve obligation for non-officers to age 50; enrollment in military schools from the age of 16, cadets classified as members of the armed forces.

Military expenditures

Military budget
61.7 billion $

(USA)

Percent of GDP
4.3

Manpower

Active personnel
1,154,000

(China)

Reserve
2,000,000

(China)

Available
34,765,736

(China)

Land Forces

Tanks
12,270

(Russia)

AFV
26,831

(USA)

Artillery
18,497

(Russia)

Self-propelled guns
6,532

(Russia)

Rocket artillery
4,359
Armoured fighting vehicles includes infantry fighting vehicles, tank destroyers, armoured personnel carriers, mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles(MRAP), amphibious and reconnaissance vehicles.
Total artillery includes towed, self-propelled gun(SPG) and rocket artillery.

AFVs

TypeNameNumber
-BTR-7095
-BRDM-22000
-MT-LB6500
-BTR-603663
-BTR-90139
-Ural Typhoon187
-Kamaz-43501 Patrul5
-SBA-60K2 Bulat30
-T-15 Armata-
-VPK-7829 Bumerang-

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber
-2S5 Giatsint-S950
-2S4 Tyulpan430
-2S7M Malka320

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber
-9A52-4 Tornado300
-9K720 Iskander-M302

Air Forces

Total aircraft
5,552

(USA)

Fighters
792

(China)

Multirole
832

(USA)

Attack
880

(Russia)

Helicopters
1,724

(USA)

UCAV (combat drone)
30

(USA)

Total aircraft - number of all military aircraft and helicopters in country. Includes training and cargo aircraft. Does not include drones.
Attack includes ground-attack and strategic bomber aircraft.

Fighter aircraft

TypeNameNumber

Multirole aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-Sukhoi Su-34124
-Mikoyan MiG-356

Attack and bomber aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-Yakovlev Yak-130110

Helicopters

TypeNameNumber
-Mil Mi-2644
-Kamov Ka-22636
-Kamov Ka-27108
-Mil Mi-382
-Mi-1460
-Kamov Ka-313
-Kazan Ansat50
-Eurocopter AS3503
-Eurocopter AS3552
-Mil Mi-229

UCAV (combat drone)

TypeNameNumber
-Luch Korsar-
-Kronshtadt Orion30

Navy

Total naval
664

(China)

Aircraftcarriers
1

(USA)

Destroyers
18

(USA)

Frigates
11

(China)

Corvettes
83

(Russia)

Submarines
59

(China)

Total naval - number of all military ships in country. Includes auxiliaries.
Aircraft carriers includes helicopter carriers. Destroyers includes Battlecruisers and Cruisers.

Aircraftcarriers

TypeNameNumber

Destroyers

TypeNameNumber
-Slava (Cruiser)3

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber
-Nanuchka-class10
-Parchim-class 6
-Bora-class2
-Buyan-class 3
-Buyan M-class 9
-Bora-class2
-Gremyashchiy1

Submarines

TypeNameNumber
-Delta III1
-Delta IV6
-Sierra II-class 2
-Victor III-class 2
-Yasen-class2
-Kilo-class13
-Improved Kilo (Project 636)8
-Lada-class 1
-Yasen1
-Sierra I1

Nuclear weapons

The second most important state when it comes to researching, developing, and then storing nuclear weapon. Although the Russians managed to catch up with Americans later on, it was only in 1949 that the first nuclear test conducted by then the Soviet Union occurred. It was still quite a surprise for the Western Powers, who believed that Russia won’t be capable of producing nuclear warheads until 1953-1954. After the first test, the nation in question started to rapidly increase the amount of warheads they possessed. In the end of 1980s, they were the leading power when it comes to total number of warheads stored. It was approximately 40,000 warheads.

Nowadays, similarly to United States, the Russians store a total number of 6490 warheads, what is scarcely more than USA. When it comes to the number of deployed warheads, the amount is the same as in case of Americans, namely 1600 deployed warheads. We should also remember about the fact that Russia conducted over 700 tests, what makes them the second most important nation when it comes to developing nuclear weapons. However, it was the Soviet Union that managed to create the biggest bomb in the world. Known as Tsar Bomba, it had blast yield of 50 megatons of TNT.