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Military power of Venezuela & Russia

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Venezuela vs Russia

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Country: Venezuela (VE) Russia (RU)
Capital: Caracas Moscow
Population: 28,887,118 146,171,015
Area: 916,445 km2 17,098,242 km2
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Economy Comparison:

Military expenditures

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Military budget: 0.7 billion $ 61.7 billion $
Percent of GDP: 0.35% 4.3%

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Manpower

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Active personnel: 330,000 1,154,000
Reserve personnel: 8,000 2,000,000
Available for military: 8,000,000 34,765,736

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Land Forces

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Tanks: 312 12,270
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,152 26,831
Total artillery: 200 18,497
Self-propelled artillery: 60 6,532
Rocket artillery: 36 4,359

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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 456 5,552
Fighter aircraft: 0 792
Multirole aircraf: 42 832
Attack aircraft: 0 880
Helicopters: 102 1,724
UCAV (combat drone): 0 30

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Navy

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Total naval: 37 664
Aircraftcarriers: 0 1
Destroyers: 0 18
Frigates: 3 11
Corvettes: 4 83
Submarines: 2 59

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Nuclear weapons

Venezuela

Does not have 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.

Military service

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.

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.