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Military power of Russia & Switzerland

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Russia vs Switzerland

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Country: Russia (RU) Switzerland (CH)
Capital: Moscow Bern
Population: 144 554 993 8 306 200
Area: 17 098 242 km2 41 285 km2
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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 66,3 billion $ 4,83 billion $
Percent of GDP: 4,3% 0,8%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 771 000 140 000
Reserve personnel: 2 000 000 80 000
Available for military: 34 765 736 1 852 580

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 20 050 224
Armoured fighting vehicles: 27 335 1 500
Total artillery: 14 557 224
Self-propelled artillery: 5 955 224
Rocket artillery: 4 032 0

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 4 441 193
Fighter aircraft: 751 40
Multirole aircraf: 526 26
Attack aircraft: 783 0
Helicopters: 1 505 45

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Navy

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Total naval: 314 0
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 18 0
Frigates: 10 0
Corvettes: 83 0
Submarines: 59 0

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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.

Switzerland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

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.

Switzerland

19-26 years of age for male compulsory military service; 18 years of age for voluntary male and female military service; every Swiss male has to serve at least 260 days in the armed forces; conscripts receive 18 weeks of mandatory training, followed by seven 3-week intermittent recalls for training during the next 10 years.