Russian confidence in their army is high though. Over a third think their men and women in uniform are the best in the world.
A Russian fighter jet reportedly buzzed a U.S. reconnaissance plane near the Baltic Sea, hours after the U.S. shot down a drone in Syria.
Russia severed a military hotline with the U.S. and has said it will turn its air defenses on any U.S. plane that crosses battle lines in Syria.
The U.S. is finishing up naval exercises with NATO allies in the Baltic region, but Russia has an even bigger display of military might in the works.
Russia is one of the few countries to recognize South Ossetia as independent.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that the U.S. must stop attacking pro-Syrian government forces fighting ISIS.
September's large drill in the disputed South China Sea region will be one of an annual series.
Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the media, claiming it has stayed "silent" on U.S. and NATO military expansion.
Russian lawmaker Vyacheslav Alekseyevich Nikonov said nuclear weapons would be necessary in the event of a U.S. or NATO invasion of Crimea or eastern Ukraine.
Russia’s decision last year to deploy of the Iskander-M to a region bordering Poland and Lithuania prompted concern among both NATO allies.
The Latvian ambassador to Canada said he does not feel safe even as NATO forces arrive ahead of Russian war games simulating an attack on the West.
Defense Secretary James Mattis called Russia's missile moves "destabilizing" as Moscow positions for war games with Belarus.
U.S. officials say Iran recently tested its supercaptivating Hoot torpedo, capable of traveling 250 miles per hour by evaporating the water around it.
The U.S. and Russia will once again work together to avoid mid-air collisions in Syria after a falling out between the nations last month.
A top Army general of U.S. and NATO's European forces said the Western military alliance is taking a wartime posture to Russia's rise to the world stage.
The Kremlin swiftly denied the report and its source, a former Russian military spokesman, blasted foreign media for misinterpreting his words.
Top Russian political and military officials said the U.S.'s missile defense shield in Europe may encourage Washington to launch a nuclear attack on Moscow.
Its manufacturer aims to make it capable of taking down a target at an altitude of 100km.
Russia and China have denied media reports indicating that the nations deployed additional military forces to North Korea's borders as tensions mount with the U.S.
Russia's lack of jamming capabilities means they are developing a shrapnel weapon likely to be fired from vehicles.