Russia: Armed forces

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 Russia

Armed forces personnel

 Latest value 1,454,000
 Year 2020
 Measure people
 Data availability 1992 - 2020
 Average 1,485,217
 Min - Max 1,260,000 - 1,900,000
 Source International Institute for Strategic Studies
For that indicator, we provide data for Russia from 1992 to 2020. The average value for Russia during that period was 1485217 people with a minimum of 1260000 people in 2013 and a maximum of 1900000 people in 1992. The latest value from 2020 is 1454000 people. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 167 countries is 162240 people. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Russia - Armed forces - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Russia - Armed forces - historical chart - 1992-2020




Definition: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Military spending 86.37 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Military spending, percent of GDP 4.06 2022 percent
 Military spending, percent of government spending 10.35 2022 percent
 Armed forces 1,454,000 2020 people
 Armed forces, percent of labor force 1.99 2020 percent
 Arms exports 2,820.00 2022 million U.S. dollars
 Arms imports 129.00 2022 dollars
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