Russia Military Size 1992-2022

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.
  • Russia military size for 2019 was 1,454,000.00, a 0% increase from 2018.
  • Russia military size for 2018 was 1,454,000.00, a 0% increase from 2017.
  • Russia military size for 2017 was 1,454,000.00, a 0% increase from 2016.
  • Russia military size for 2016 was 1,454,000.00, a 2.42% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
China 2,535,000.00
Russia 1,454,000.00
Brazil 762,000.00
Iran 650,000.00
Turkey 512,000.00
Colombia 481,000.00
Thailand 455,000.00
Venezuela 343,000.00
Iraq 341,000.00
Mexico 328,000.00
Algeria 317,000.00
Peru 158,000.00
Belarus 155,000.00
Malaysia 136,000.00
Romania 126,000.00
Jordan 116,000.00
South Africa 90,000.00
Azerbaijan 82,000.00
Lebanon 80,000.00
Cuba 76,000.00
Dominican Republic 71,000.00
Kazakhstan 71,000.00
Armenia 49,000.00
Guatemala 43,000.00
Turkmenistan 42,000.00
Ecuador 42,000.00
Bulgaria 37,000.00
Serbia 32,000.00
Paraguay 29,000.00
North Macedonia 16,000.00
Namibia 16,000.00
Montenegro 12,000.00
Bosnia 11,000.00
Costa Rica 10,000.00
Botswana 9,000.00
Albania 8,000.00
Gabon 7,000.00
Jamaica 6,000.00
Fiji 4,000.00
Mauritius 3,000.00
Guyana 3,000.00
Belize 2,000.00
Suriname 2,000.00
Equatorial Guinea 1,000.00
Russia Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 1,454,000.00 0.00%
2018 1,454,000.00 0.00%
2017 1,454,000.00 0.00%
2016 1,454,000.00 -2.42%
2015 1,490,000.00 15.77%
2014 1,287,000.00 2.14%
2013 1,260,000.00 -7.62%
2012 1,364,000.00 0.00%
2011 1,364,000.00 -4.62%
2010 1,430,000.00 -4.35%
2009 1,495,000.00 1.29%
2008 1,476,000.00 0.00%
2007 1,476,000.00 2.07%
2006 1,446,000.00 -0.41%
2005 1,452,000.00 0.00%
2004 1,452,000.00 6.01%
2003 1,369,700.00 -1.97%
2002 1,397,200.00 0.79%
2001 1,386,200.00 -2.87%
2000 1,427,100.00 -3.71%
1999 1,482,100.00 -12.92%
1998 1,702,000.00 -6.64%
1997 1,823,000.00 12.39%
1996 1,622,000.00 -9.89%
1995 1,800,000.00 28.57%
1994 1,400,000.00 -6.67%
1993 1,500,000.00 -21.05%
1992 1,900,000.00 -21.05%