It is an enormous military power with the largest nuclear arsenal in the world even beating out the United States which comes as a hangover from when the nation was the centrepiece of the Soviet Union.
But we are not here to look at Russian military assets or speculate about the wild conspiracies that Vladimir Putin is inevitably plotting in the Kremlin as we speak. We are not even here to look at the Soviet Union that one deserves a video all its own, no we are here to explore modern day Russia, which is an economy that really is just not that impressive.
Russia is hugely powerful by virtue of its military and political influence but its economy is really nothing to be proud of. It’s current gdp of around 1.7 trillion USD is certainly nothing to be ignored, it puts it in line with countries like Canada or the Brazil but it does not put it in line with the world powers like china or the USA which it is normally compared too.
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