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The Telegraph: How Putin's military firepower compares to the West

As Vladimir Putin prepares to unveil his new tanks at Saturday's Victory Day parade, here is a look at how Russian forces measure up to those of Britain and the US

Fifteen years after Vladimir Putin first walked into the Kremlin, Russia’s army is bigger, stronger, and better equipped than at any time since the end of the Cold War.

Able to call on three quarters of a million frontline troops, more tanks than another country on the planet, and the world’s third largest airforce, Russia retains much of the brute force associated with a former superpower.


WNU Editor: Besides modernizing its military, Russia has also updated its national security strategy .... Russia Updates National Security Strategy To Respond To ‘New Emerging Military Threats’ (IBTimes).

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