Big Red Car here. Nothing to do today so I did a bit of research on the Russian military. Back in the day of the USSR, The Boss had an assignment to take a look at some forward deployed Russian Army units in Germany. They had this crazy tour of East Berlin limited to officers who were paratroopers or Rangers and who were taller than 6’3″. They visited the areas of East Berlin that the Russians had not rehabilitated.
They also met with similar aged Russian officers. It was a staring contest. The Boss was not impressed with the Russian company grade officers though they could really drink vodka.
So, how does the Russian Army stack up as a military force? Continue reading