Vladimir Putin Wants a Million Troops In His Military

Russian President Vladimir Putin wants more than 1 million troops in his armed forces as of next year—a demand that could obscure the military’s actual strengths and weaknesses. The Russian leader signed a decree published on the country’s state law database, which set the target for Russia’s military personnel at 1,013,628. The total target figure for…

VOLGOGRAD – OCTOBER 15: Military parade dedicated to 50th anniversary of Mamayev Kurgan establishment on 15 October 2017, Volgograd, Russia – Editorial credit: Anastasiia Marynych / Shutterstock.com