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As of January 1, 2007, Russia possesses 927 nuclear delivery vehicles and 4,279 nuclear warheads for strategic offensive weapons, while the United States owns 1,255 and 5,966, respectively, according to the Russian Defense Ministry's department for contract compliance control.
Originally posted by aaaaa
Interesting to read the level of anger and resentment there.
"The Great Game" of western powers pitted against Russian hegemony over Eurasia has been going on for almost two centuries now, with America taking the lead since the folding of the British Empire.
Russia fears the U.S. for good reason, as no other power is capable of wiping it off the map. The cold war policies of supporting America-hating regimes continues with Putin and the thugs in charge, because the old western policy of encirclement continues.
Fantasies about military resurgence and hidden superweapon developments that will knock the unipolar world over are just that.
Economic previews of doom for America are also wide of the mark;
natural gas, oil, and minerals are the only driving force of the Russian economy.
The hateful rhtoric and boasting of Russians continues as the average American simply ignores them.
I would argue that both powers have a common enemy: demographics.
As birthrates fall immigration will be used to keep the economies of both countries from collapsing; the majorities in both countries within 25 years may have no interest in the silly, prideful nationalism of the past.