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    Soviet Union Defense Forces - 1991

      Branches: Ground Forces, Navy, Air Forces, Air Defense Forces, Strategic Rocket Forces, Command and General Support, Security Forces

      Manpower availability: males 15-49, 70,058,651; 55,931,817 fit for military service; 2,265,935 reach military age (18) annually (down somewhat from 2,500,000 a decade ago); approximately 35-40% receive deferments for health, education, or other reasons

      Defense expenditures: 63.9 billion rubles, NA% of GDP

      NOTE: The information regarding Soviet Union on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Soviet Union Defense Forces 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Soviet Union Defense Forces 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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