Voyenno-vozdushnye sily Rossii
The Voyenno-vozdushnye sily Rossii, Russian Air Force, or Военно-воздушные cилы России is the air force of the Russian Federation. It is much reorganized from the Soviet system, which split air functions into a number of autonomous arms:
- Ground army aviation
- Strategic missile forces (RVSN)
- Air defense forces (PVO)
- General aviation (VVS)
- Naval aviation (VFM)
- Airborne forces
These have now been consolidated to avoid duplication.
By the time World War I broke out, it was the numerically largest air force.