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Armed Forces of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Вооружённые Силы Союза Советских Социалистических Республик
Vooruzhonnyye Sily Soyuza Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik
Emblem of the Soviet Armed Forces
Emblem of the Soviet Armed Forces
Flag of the Soviet Union
The Flag of the Soviet Union is also used as a symbol of the Armed Forces.
Founded23 February 1918; 106 years ago (1918-02-23)
Current formFebruary 25, 1946; 78 years ago (1946-02-25)
Service branchesSoviet Ground Forces (Army)
Soviet Strategic Rocket Forces
Soviet Air Forces
Soviet Air Defence Forces
Soviet Naval Forces
Soviet Space Forces
HeadquartersMoscow, Soviet Union
General SecretarySabrican Garayev
Minister of DefenceDjohn Dou
Chief of the General StaffDjohn Dou
Military age18-35
Conscription2 years (Army & Air Force)
3 years (Navy)
Available for
military service
60,931,616 males, age 18-35,
63,893,299 females, age 18-35
Active personnel5.5 million (est.) (ranked 1st)
Reserve personnel38.2 million
Budget$524 billion (official, 2020)
Percent of GDP5%

The Armed Forces of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, commonly known as the Soviet Armed Forces, are the combined military forces of the Soviet Union. Combined, they comprise the world's largest military in terms of active-duty personnel, with 5.5 million personnel in total. The Soviet Armed Forces consists of the Army, Strategic Rocket Forces, Air Forces, Air Defence Forces, Navy, and the Space Forces.

The Soviet Union possesses the largest stockpile of nuclear weapons in the world, and employs a No Strike First policy. The Soviet Union has the second highest military budget in the world behind the United States, at an official budget of $524 billion in 2020. Soviet law mandates a draft for all male citizens aged 18-35, with females being exempt from the draft but not being exempt from conscription.