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Military power of Russia & Italy

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Russia vs Italy

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Country: Russia (RU) Italy (IT)
Capital: Moscow Rome
Population: 146,171,015 60,317,116
Area: 17,098,242 km2 301,338 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 61.7 billion $ 28.9 billion $
Percent of GDP: 4.3% 1.6%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 1,154,000 165,500
Reserve personnel: 2,000,000 18,300
Available for military: 34,765,736 13,865,688

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 12,270 200
Armoured fighting vehicles: 26,831 2,795
Total artillery: 18,497 275
Self-propelled artillery: 6,532 164
Rocket artillery: 4,359 21

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 5,552 828
Fighter aircraft: 792 80
Multirole aircraf: 832 93
Attack aircraft: 880 48
Helicopters: 1,724 365
UCAV (combat drone): 30 12

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Navy

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Total naval: 664 142
Aircraftcarriers: 1 2
Destroyers: 18 4
Frigates: 11 12
Corvettes: 83 1
Submarines: 59 8

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Nuclear weapons

Russia

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.

Italy

Italy participates in the NATO nuclear weapons sharing arrangements and trains for delivering United States nuclear warheads.

Military service

Russia

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.

Italy

18-25 years of age for voluntary military service; women may serve in any military branch; Italian citizenship required; 1-year service obligation.