Can Russia Invade Europe?



if Russia was to invade Europe, how would it do it and could it do it at all? In 2017, Russia conducted a series of military exercises known as Zapad, or “exercise West”. With their roots in the Soviet Union, Zapad military exercises have traditionally been shows of force, meant to let NATO know that Russia was willing and ready to fight. Despite assurances that Russia's 2017 Zapad exercises were nothing more than preparations for counter-terror operations, an exercise that was supposed to feature only 10,000 personnel turned into a 100,000 strong mock-invasion of eastern Europe with one clear message: Russia's military might is back. Today, we look into a very scary scenario, in this episode of The Infographics Show, Can Russia really invade Europe?After the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia's military severely atrophied, and despite remaining a sizable force its readiness and capabilities were all but defunct. . After such an embarrassing performance, Vladimir Putin vowed to improve the readiness and capabilities of the Russian military, culminating in a ten-year modernization push that has yielded huge results. While still mostly a conscript army, Russia's military is seeing a huge expansion in the size of its volunteer forces- an important development given the drastically better performance and morale of an all-volunteer military force such as the US' versus a conscripted force. New battle tanks and fighter aircraft have also dramatically improved its capabilities both on the air and on the ground, and while its fleets remain a glaring weakness, they would ultimately have limited use in a European battle. Russia has also dramatically improved its logistical capabilities, something that it has historically struggled with even under the former Soviet Union. Heavy road transport units for ferrying armor to the front lines via road networks has reduced Russia's reliance on rail transport to get its tanks to the front lines, with rail lines being a natural first target for NATO bombardment. Russia has also doubled down on the one area it has traditionally outperformed NATO in, ground-based anti-air platforms. The introduction of the S-400 and the future deployment of the S-500 anti-air defense system has given NATO planners serious concerns, and with a range of up to 250 miles (400 kilometers), a single battery of S-400 units can threaten large swathes of a European battlefield. Russia has also invested heavily into modernizing its non-strategic nuclear forces, outpacing even the US in this arena.SUBSCRIBE TO US -►



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1878EFC2008
Russia is too poor to invade Europe even if they wanted to. The money would run out after a month.
420jointspersecond :O
Wgy you forget China and other allies wich can join Russia\n?????
50%russian 50% polish 100% proud
Oh yeah Russia wants to invade Europe that's why it put its country next to all those NATO military bases.
800 Slower
I'm russian and I am against wars, let's be friends!\npeace, love to all and we are all people ♡♡♡♡
AL Guincho
lol what a weak propaganda.\nNato is weak and not even modern.\nGet your facts right....\nMost militair vehicles and aircrafts are broken, 2/3 stays at ground becouse they used the parts for the 1/3 wich still works lol.\nRussia militarie is updated more than the nato more advanced weapons.\nWhen Nato vs Russia you forget we wil face china too......\nThis whole shit you talking is 1 big misguided propaganda.....
Adolf Hitler
Should have conquered Russia 🇷🇺....then this topic would have been meaningless lol 😂
Ampleforth James
Russia is the most vulnerable country. Just look at its borders. It does not take a genius to figure out that Russia could be invaded from 20 different direction in a matter of days. The Russian know this all too well. They know their borders are indefensible.
Anubis
Next episode: Can Vatican invade Europe ?
Auris LA stabdis
God so many Russian bots in the comments spreading false information which can be easily checked by simply using GOOGLE
B C
I'll rather Russia invades us then them bloody so called asylum seekers
Badstuber
The Russians only lose in American movies
Be An
There is no such thing as muslim invasion. The refugies problem has been created by USA and NATO to destabilise Europe so USA and NATO can have all centralised power. USA has the agenda to rule the WHOLE WORLD.
Ben J
Why worry about Eussia??? pay more attention to the invasion that already began please !! Bye the far eastern countries,, muslim based countries,, get it ????\n please get it before it is to late !!
Bug Stomper
They don't need to. Europe just shot itself in the foot, with the Refugee Invasion.
CMD Def
Russia can't invade Europe, because russian tanks don't comply with European emission standards. That would be illegal...
Charles Frogg
Where in history has Russia Invaded any European country. This piece of Garbage brings a new low to YOUTUBE. Now let us see England has tried to invade Russia Twice, Germany has tried to invade Russia Twice, France has tried to Invade Russia Twice, Romania and Hungry joined with the Nazis in trying to invade Russia. The USA, Australia Tried to Invade Russia in 1918. Now we are told by some dysfunctional CIA backed Moran that Russia is going to Invade Europe !!!!! WTF Drugs is the Infographics Show taking you are making a fool of yourselves Russia has given all it's old satellite countries their freedom but I still see the USA building military bases in countries all over the world to install their own version of the Roman Empire called the \
Chase Viking
Russia may be big but their military is garbage. They would lose real quick.
Cullen
sadly living in Poland 40km from border with belarus,it is a bit scary.The worst thing that Poland is in the middle,it will become a one big battle ground
Eddie Gordan
well dont lose no sleep over this but wake up when you see the migrants fleeing like rats on a sinking ship then worry,
Fidel Pinochetov
Wow. Nice spooky video about bad Russians. But tell me, what will be a reason for such \
Fridolin Maier
Very uninformed, superficial and warmongering! The rhetoric of this channel makes global disarmament and peace very unlikely.
Future Atlanteans
Europe is already invaded.
Gat Gatovic
Russian brothers welcome to Kosovo. Kosovo Srbija. Krim Rusija. Orthodox family. \u003c3
Ghost Leaf. призрак лист
Lol highly unrealistic trumps close friends with Putin \n\nMany Americans , Europeans and others support Russia and will change sides \n\nRussia will have allies in North Korea , China , Iran , Syria , probably Ukraine soon after leadership change who else probably Vietnam \n\nAnd some others I’m most likely forgetting \n\n\nAlso Russia would use nukes for sure\n\n\nNever underestimate Russia sympathizers
Global Games
What can u say about Arabian migrants capture??????\
Gogo Gogic
Vive la France! France will liberate Europe!
Goran Martinov
Russia has 4 bases out of her territory. How many bases NATO/US have!?
HENTAIBEAST
I am from Russia and I can say that not zapAd\nRight is zApad
HT John
russia attacks the EU and only US is fighting back? allright this is the last video I'll watched on this channel. Farewell
HardRockFinland
As an Estonian, this was kinda uncomfortable to watch
Hunter XXL
Russia have nuclear shields
Igor
Dumme Propaganda
J*
The anti Russia hysteria just keeps going and going... will it ever end?
J. Gona
What would Russia hope to gain by invading Eastern Europe, really? The largest country in the world with *tons* of area still undeveloped and *wild* .. Seems like a ton of effort and risk.. for what?
JR Byers
Absolutely laughable! The shame is how many people will believe this crappy video. And Russia wants to invade Europe for what? Resources? Europe doesn't have any Russia Doesn't need any. Take on the EU's debt and immigration problems? Oh, and S-400s are an offensive weapons system? Pure intellectual laziness.
Jean Jean
US defends Europe against Russia, but who is going to protect Europe against US ?
Johnny Blaze
This is fear mongering.
JonZalez
You forgot to mention that Russian soldiers are invincible, if you destroy one - a smaller soldier will jump out of the body
Kevin Kott
This situation would not have happened if America did not have to force \nUkraine to surrender their third word largest nuclear arsenal (Budapest \nMemorandum on Security Assurances of 1994). Now, US warships are coming \nto the Black Sea to regulate the conflict in the Kerch Strait . Russia \nwill have to enjoy the presence of US on their doorsteps and will be \nforced to open the Kerch Strait. Ukrainian ships might also come along \njust to be sure that they can enter Azov sea without any obstruction \nfrom Russian side :)
Korky
Why on earth would Russia invade us? :D Do they really need all those Lidl and Kaufland stores?
LCFC 2016
They can't even poison a spy properly😂😂
Le Quark
I think they can yes... But I'm not fleeing! I'll stay and take out as many reds as I can.
Mahmoud FiFteen
Dear, Infographics show. I like your channel but please don't become like the corrupt msm don't create the \
Mandy Kormi
Russia has been invaded five times from the west and lost many millions of its citizens . During the WAR OF INTERVENTION 1918/20 when 13 western regimes sent armies to Russia in a failed attempt to keep the decadent feudalistic Tsarist in power They included british /European colonial powers -- US /Japanese imperialism . -- Polish Barons & Kingdoms of Bulgaria .Romania ,Greece .Czech etc etc , Five million Russians lost their lives during executions /massacres of those suspected of supporting opposition to the Tsarist .WHITE TERROR . It were answered with RED TERROR executions of aristocratic rulers , war criminals land owners who held back on food supplies fo bigger profit during famine . Poles occupied disputed border areas on way out taking advantage of war weary nation. USSR like Russia today is not interested in a US style empire ,but securing its borders from hostile neighbours . If the 1917 revolution had been crushed , no doubt Europe would have become part of the 3rd Reich in the 1940s . WW1 Russians refused to fight for the Tsars , Who ruled what was called THE LARGEST OPEN PRISON CAMP IN THE WORLD by leading British historian of London university ..
Michael Bertoni
USA should end all foreign aid. Period.
Michael Kot
Why Russia need this? Russia is not suicidal. Do you know similar Russian military propaganda \
Mike P
We forgetting Russia's number 1 most devastating weapon \n\n\n\nWinter
Military Footage & Archive
The anti Russia hysteria just keeps going and going... will it ever end?
MrDennisLB
To answer your question... Why would they want to?
Nainish Lubree
WW3 has started \nCause?\n\n\n\n\n\nInfographic show
Observer 21
The Putin regime is already engaged in hostile actions:\n- aggressive imperialist, fascist ideologies are made official : Ilyin, Gumilev, Prokhanov, etc. \n- financing and supporting euro skeptic or extreme parties and orgs in many Euro countries,\n- conducting a huge propaganda onslaught incl. a flood of fake news to destroy the information systems of western societies\n- conducting cyber attacks and hacking ops to influence politics and elections in other countries eg. the US, France, Hungary, Macedonia, etc.\n- the aggression against the Ukraine and policies re other neighbors.\nSee “The Road to Unfreedom”
Olivia jr.
They dont want to invade Europe.They are already big.USA already invaded many countries.Nobody should invade anyone.We will have world peace
Paul Looney
Europe is being invaded at the moment,and as usual its not the Russians.
Peter Ashraf
Its does not include China in the calculation
Ragnarr Loðbrok
Why is it always Russia? The US invades or destabilize more country than Russia. So why Russia is always the aggressor?
Royal TV
One question, in maps in your video, why is Crimea in Russian color?
Ruby Infernum
No, they can't. Know why? America. We are allied with a LOT of European countries, and you know a lot of people would jump at a chance to kill some commies.
Rutor Rutor
Thank! I laughed! ) I'm from Russia. ) Hello World! ) PS In Ukraine (aka Small Russia) - Civil war. We, of course, support our's.
RytolPiab
Russia and China don't want to go to war with the US (at the moment). They want to dismantle the US economy, thats how you win a war before it starts.
SCHWER PUNKT
Too bad that before NATO will be able to deploy it's forces from USA and help eastern Europe, we will be all dead in Poland. There should be more NATO forces near Russia's west border, because \
SPACE DOG LUL
how about Can USA invade other countries? Oh.. it does all the time.
Serhii Plotnikov
I am from Russia. I want to tell you that it is more chances that England will attack France.
Sheikh Fareed
Human vengeance has no end !! Any stupid thing can happen 😂
Similak Child
Nope. them Arab countries got way more weapons than Russia.
Simon Creutzfeldt
It feels like you have something against Europe because you make like a hundred videos how to destroy Europe.
Simon Klonbey
happy hanukkah stupid goyim
Sky King
Russia did not invade Ukraine in 2014. Ukrainian tension was provoked by CIA overthrow of Ukraine's elected President. Talk about two-faced meddling in somebody else's elections.
Sly Fox
Oh yeah, we russians just dream about invading the europe. We don\
Stefan Hartmann
I don´t like these war monger movies... Why can´t we just live in Peace... btw.. Russia did not Invade Ukraine...They had a Public Voting and Crimea wanted to come back to Russia....don´t spread these lies...
Stive Lars
What are you talking about, the current military bugged of russia is a fifth of the soviet's in the 80's. Further, the population is half of the USSR and even more important, the economy has fallen from 50 pro-cent to 7 pro-cent of US GDP compared to the late 80's.
Sublissimo
The finnish population: goddamnit not again, it hasn't even been 80 years!
Sudhanshu Tiwari
Am from INDIA and i day USA Force to all other countries to not buy Russian wepeons which is bull shit but we buy s 400 missile defence system from Russia he can't do anything becoz USA knows indian big markets india never afraid like middle east country or European countries like India our neighborhood china also not afraid of USA well we good friend of USA and Middle East and European countries but really this is ugly things which USA do there is no country who defeat opposite country without injuries it's doesn't matter world top 5 powerful country like 1 USA 2 RUSSIA 3 CHINA 4 INDIA 5 FRANCE but these countries also not defeat small corporations without injuries war not happening any day there no ww3 all countries all people educated now if we love Russian Brothers 😎 we just want peace
Tere bin laden
We have been building a castle that gonna fall🎶
That One Guy In Space
*Enters the comments section*\n\n“This is where the fun begins”
The Infographics Show
I see we have a great, knowledgeable audience here 👍I love reading your comments which elaborate even further from our infographics! Do you think history was a good enough teacher to not let it happen again? Furthermore can you think of a better purpose to harness all means (money, manpower, science, technological advances) that are usually used in war?
TheKingraptor724
US and Israel are the biggest warmongers to ever exist though...
Thomas1980
Humans = War .... it needs a mental change
Tiago Baltazar
They could, but they won't.
Tiberius v2
Bots in coments
Tomaz
Russia is Europe only hope in war against muslim invasion. This is currently the biggest threat for european nations..
YoungNinja- 117
This is missing that China would be Russia's allie. And with China comes North Korea as an allie.
arthur
good video but you forgot that there are also states in Europe who are not member of Nato but of the EU. And if anyone attack an EU-Member State the others have the duty to help them. So there is more Military Power than the NATO in Europe!\nEU members who are not NATO members: Sweden, Ireland, Finland and Austria! (See List below!)\n\n\nAdditional Military Power:\n\n\nCombat Aircrafts: 143 (mainly Saab Gripen, Eurofighter and F18)\n\nAirTransport: 132\n\nModern MainBattle Tanks: 947 (mainly Leopard 2)\n\nWarships (min. Destroyer): 49
bernisweltredsun
There were already invasion plans from the Warsaw Treaty nations,leaded by the Soviet Union. Experts and Intelligence said that if the cold war would have lasted longer (around 15 to 20 years) the Soviet Union and its vasall states would have very likely attacked the western states because of their devastating economy. Counted in longer terms a war would have been the only solution. Gladly it went the other way.
cardozo68
please invade us. U r our last chance . a french
dika2saja
99 % Pure Propaganda, 1 % US Patriotism Imagination
harlockmbb
Europe is already being invaded. And not by russians.
hey now
implying Russia could just \
iloverussia.net
The Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2014??? That never happened.
konung
If you make a show about Russian military exercise called \
moris zolis
Russia already makes War vs Europe! Only stupid people don’t understand it...
oleg makeenko
Crimea is not Russia!
peter kreisler
Why would Russia invade its biggest customer you clowns?
pomare kaire
Could you make a video on \
richard mohler
nukes and the threat of use...has changed all equations.. no, they would not risk being nuked..
sansushi
Italy has the OTOmatic
split suited
This is such American propaganda bullish! As a European I'm not afraid of Russia just like American gun hoarding citizens would be!
wood dragon
can russia librate europe from mass imagration from 3rd world countries we hope so
Официальный представитель ОАК Maksimov Leonid
Что вы курите, серьезно.
Русский Трейлер
На самом деле мы не собираемся вторгаться в Европу Мы ждем нападение НАТО на Россию как это было на примере Наполеона и Гитлера )))
Эрмиль Гавриловичь
ARE you sick ? Not one political leader does not agree to such a war, Russia does not need the Baltic countries (we do not want to see them as part of Russia), Yes, it is unacceptable for Russia that NATO was in Ukraine, but to start a world war for this? To assume this need to be a man who is not all right with his head.