Russian Armed forces

Russia
Population
144 554 993
Military budget
66,3 billion $
Active personnel
771 000
Nuclear weapons
7 500 warheads
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Basic informations

Capital: Moscow
Area: 17 098 242 km2
Population: 144 554 993
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
66,3 billion $

(USA)

Percent of GDP
4,3

Manpower

Active personnel
771 000

(China)

Reserve
2 000 000

(China)

Available
34 765 736

(China)

Land Forces

Tanks
20 050

(Russia)

AFV
27 335

(USA)

Artillery
14 557

(Russia)

Self-propelled guns
5 955

(Russia)

Rocket artillery
4 032
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.

Tanks

TypeNameNumber
-T-642000
-T-622500

AFVs

TypeNameNumber
-BTR-7095
-BRDM-22000
-MT-LB6500
-BTR-603680
-BTR-9080
-Ural Typhoon180

Self-propelled artillery

TypeNameNumber
-2S5 Giatsint-S703
-2S4 Tyulpan128
-2S7M Malka32

Rocket artillery

TypeNameNumber
-9A52-4 Tornado136
-OTR-21 Tochka48
-9K720 Iskander-M138

Air Forces

Total aircraft
4 441

(USA)

Fighters
751

(China)

Multirole
526

(USA)

Attack
783

(Russia)

Helicopters
1 505

(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

Multirole aircraft

TypeNameNumber
-Su-3320

Attack and bomber aircraft

Helicopters

TypeNameNumber
-Mil Mi-2635
-Kamov Ka-22640
-Kamov Ka-2786
-Kazan Ansat50
-Kamov Ka-277
-Eurocopter AS3503
-Eurocopter AS3552
-Mil Mi-219
-Kamov Ka-22631
-Kazan Ansat31

Navy

Total naval
314

(China)

Aircraftcarriers
1

(USA)

Destroyers
18

(USA)

Frigates
10

(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
-Kashin-class1
-Slava (Cruiser)3

Corvettes

TypeNameNumber
-Nanuchka-class12
-Parchim-class 6
-Gepard-class 2
-Buyan-class 3
-Buyan M-class 6
-Bora-class2
-Gepard-class2

Submarines

TypeNameNumber
-Delta III1
-Delta IV6
-Sierra II-class 2
-Victor III-class 3
-Yasen-class1
-Kilo-class15
-Improved Kilo (Project 636)6
-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.