How Strong is the Russian Military? (Video)

NATO scrambled jet fighters this week in response to abnormal movements of Russian strategic bombers over the Atlantic and Black Sea and fighter planes over the Baltic.

“These sizable Russian flights represent an unusual level of air activity over European air space,” NATO said reported the UK’s Guardian.

Tensions between Russia and the Western nations that make up NATO remain heightened because of the situation in Ukraine. Some are even saying we are heading back into another Cold War between Russia and the West.

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is dedicated to building up Russia’s military, which the Guardian wrote had been undermined by the economic troubles that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union.

So how strong are Russia’s armed forces today?

This informative 90 second video above produced by the UK’s Telegraph will provide you with the basic facts.

Pictured below is one of the Russian Tu-95 Bear-H bombers that were intercepted by NATO fighter jets this week.

QRA scramble on 29 Oct 14 at RAF Lossiemouth. Typhoon:   Pilot Name:    Q1:  8  Images: OP CONSTANT EFFORT HH_ QRA_ RAF_0883_291130ZOCT14 _50-70MM_OFFICIAL SENSITIVE_  An RAF Lossiemouth QRA Typhoon was scrambled on DTG on an intercept mission.    END   Flt Lt Myers Section: MCO Ex: 7934  *For more Information Contact Photographic Section, RAF Lossiemouth, IV31 6SD. Tel: 01343 817191  Crown Copyright: This image may be used for current news purposes only.  It may not be used, reproduced or transmitted for any other purpose without first obtaining a copyright license available from the MoD, Crown Copyright Unit. <a href=[email protected]" />

 

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