Feb 182016

russia most powerful military

Russia has the world’s second most powerful military, according to the annual ranking made by Global Firepower, an analytical website exploring the military power of different countries.

The United States headed the list, while China was ranked third in the rating, which does not include nuclear weapons, only conventional ones.

While Russia surpasses the United States in the number of tanks – 15,000 versus 8,000 – the Russian air force lags behind the United States by the number of units – 3,547 versus 13,444.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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