Budget: $84.5 billion
Active frontline personnel: 766,055
Total aircraft: 3,429
The Russian armed forces are the unquestioned second-strongest military power in the world. Russia has the world's largest tank fleet, the second-largest aircraft fleet behind the US, and the third-largest submarine fleet behind the US and China.
The Kremlin's military spending has increased by almost a third since 2008 and is expected to grow 44% more in the next three years. Russia has also demonstrated its ability to project force abroad with its deployment of soldiers to Syria.
Russian soldiers on military armored-personnel carriers on a road near the Crimean port city of Sevastopol on March 10, 2014.