Americans value individualism a lot.
That looks like very overwhelming advantage. But this pictures changes when you compare more detailed information. Yes, American military budget is 10 times larger than Russian, but Americans have huge overhead to pay.
Suddenly 10 times advantage cuts to 1. Lets not stop there: That means that Russians with one tenth of the budget manufacture and deploy 2. This is especially visible in last 3 years.
Russian Aerospace forces received more new fighter jets, modernized strategic missile carriers, than all NATO countries taken together.
This puts Russia in a huge advantage right now. Another huge advantage Russia has: This is why, despite all the promises, US have tried to remove Russian forces from Crimea. That would make South Western Flank of Russian defenses very open.
US would have permanent presence in Black Sea. But the bad situations for US took the turn for worth 2. At first Americans just laughed at it. Very late Americans realized that besides demonstrating its military prowess and new military gear, Russians got a navy base, and AeroSpace Base in Eastern Mediterranean.
By the time US have realized, they were left with the fact that they only control Western Mediterranean. Russian littoral fleet operating from there, now can inflict damage to most of western Europe.
Things been going not very smoothly in the Baltic, Kaliningrad region effectively locks most of Baltic sea. Like sanctions, position of forces right on the border with Russia is an act of hostility.
Instead of Military option, Russia have hit 3 Baltic nations with economic measures. First, but redirection of goods transit from Baltic nations to newly build Russian ports, and pumping natural gas directly to Germany.
Now Russia placed Incentives for Belarus to move its transit through Russian ports. One area where Russia always been most vulnerable is North. Even there it has started building large defense structures coupled with ambitious even for Russians building of nuclear powered icebreaker fleet.
In the East, Russians rebuilding Kuril Islands bases, and build the base close to the its border with Alaska. These Russian capabilities, along with ability to hit All major US cities and inflict a huge panic inducing damage to US, allows Russia to defend itself from any US aggression.
The military elite of US knows that, but the facts clouded by the American believe in its exception. So, in Syria, despite loosing badly, US establishment trying to crap all over the place. Unfortunately, real people suffer.
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Russia and China teamed up for a five-day, high-tech joint missile defense exercise that finished over the weekend and at least one Chinese commentator has said was intended to deter any potential. Example: dollars/euro in Russia would costs about 75 dollars/euro in the USA.
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Since taking 51 vessels from Ukraine without resistance, Russia now has more warships than America.
The U.S. Navy has active vessels, and Russia had warships until last week, when it began. United States about half the size of Russia; about three-tenths the size of Africa; about half the size of South America (or slightly larger than Brazil); slightly larger than China; about two and a half times the size of Western Europe.