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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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Venezuela is a country located in Northern South America with an area of 916,445 km2 (land boundries: 5,267 km and costline 2,800 km). The capital of Venezuela is Caracas. The number of inhabitants is 28,887,118.

The FANB inventory is mainly of Chinese and Russian origin with a smaller mix of equipment from Western countries. Russia is the top supplier of military hardware to Venezuela

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 65.9 billion $ 0.7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 4.1% 0.35%

Military budget

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

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Active personnel: 1,000,000 330,000
Reserve personnel: 2,000,000 8,000
Available for military: 34,765,736 8,000,000

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

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Tanks: 12,267 312
Armoured fighting vehicles: 24,172 1,000
Total artillery: 18,266 200
Self-propelled artillery: 6,443 60
Rocket artillery: 4,331 36

Tanks

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

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Total aircraft: 4,418 263
Fighter aircraft: 340 6
Multirole aircraft: 382 42
Attack aircraft: 689 0
Helicopters: 1,665 81
UCAV (combat drone): 100 0

Total aircraft

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

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Total naval: 653 46
Aircraftcarriers: 1 0
Destroyers: 14 0
Frigates: 11 2
Corvettes: 80 3
Submarines: 66 2

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Highest value in the world: 967 (North Korea)
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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.

Venezuela

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.

Venezuela

All citizens of military service age (18-60 years old) are obligated to register for military service, though mandatory recruitment is forbidden; the minimum service obligation is 12 months.