Warpower: Russia

The WARPOWER series takes a unique, 'by-the-numbers', quick-reference approach to the current (2024) military capabilities of Russia. The country is a perennial global military power according to the defense aggregate GlobalFirepower.com (GFP), the nation showcasing strength-in-numbers, a major local manufacturing capability, and massive ground force helping to keep its place as one of the top three major defense powers of the world.

Service Branches

The fighting forces of Russia are collectively managed under the Russian Armed Forces banner and encompasses six major branches of service: the Russia Air Force, the Russian Army, the Russian Navy, Aerospace Forces, Airborne Forces, and Special Operations Forces as part of the Ministry of Defence in Moscow. In its current form, the organization was established in May of 1992 following the collapse of the Soviet Empire (the Imperial Russian Army dates back to 1721).


Global Rank
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Regional Rank
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Modern Cold War
Key Qualities

Established Industrial Base
Regional Capability
Strength in Numbers
Material Suppliers
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Primary and Secondary military suppliers, be they direct or indirect, past and present.
Russian Airpower
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Russian Drone Force
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Russian Land Power
T80 tank
Russian Manpower
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Russian Naval Power
Yasen submarine
Russian Military Ranks
Russian Army officer uniform detail
Top Visiting Countries (April, 2024)
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