The race of weapons began from the beginning of the Cold War between the countries of the Warsaw Pact and NATO (in fact, between the former USSR and the United States). Because of recent events in the world, it began with the new force. Rashasmi.ru offers to compare the military power of Russia and of the United States.
So the first thing - the size of armies. If we talk about numbers, then, of course, we must start from the population of these countries. According to official data on January 1, 2015 the number of Russian population was 146,267,288 people.