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Russia is a country located in North Asia bordering the Arctic Ocean with an area of 17,098,242 km2 (land boundries: 22,407 km and costline 37,653 km). The capital of Russia is Moscow. The number of inhabitants is 146,171,015.

On 24 February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine with an estimated 150 k troops. Russia is the leading member of the Collective Security Treaty Organization. The Russian Federation's military is equipped with domestically-produced weapons systems. Russia is the world's second largest exporter of military hardware and has the world's largest stockpile of nuclear weapons.

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Iraq is a country located in Middle East with an area of 437,072 km2 (land boundries: 3,809 km and costline 58 km). The capital of Iraq is Baghdad. The number of inhabitants is 38,433,600.

The Iraqi military inventory is comprised of a mix of equipment from a wide variety of sources, including Europe, South Africa, South Korea, Russia, and the US. Russia and the USA are the leading suppliers of military hardware to Iraq.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 65.9 billion $ 9.7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 4.1% 3.5%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 816 billion $ (USA)


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Active personnel: 1,000,000 530,000
Reserve personnel: 2,000,000 553,000
Available for military: 34,765,736 11,700,000


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Highest value in the world: 2,035,000 (China)

Land Forces

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Tanks: 12,267 848
Armoured fighting vehicles: 24,172 5,284
Total artillery: 18,266 1,969
Self-propelled artillery: 6,443 283
Rocket artillery: 4,331 424


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Highest value in the world: 12,267 (Russia)

Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 4,418 379
Fighter aircraft: 340 0
Multirole aircraft: 382 26
Attack aircraft: 689 32
Helicopters: 1,665 203
UCAV (combat drone): 100 14

Total aircraft

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Highest value in the world: 12,930 (USA)


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Total naval: 653 68
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 14 0
Frigates: 11 0
Corvettes: 80 2
Submarines: 66 0

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Highest value in the world: 967 (North Korea)

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.


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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.


18-49 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription.