"is Russia no match for US military?" Russian-fighters are not the same as Russian-military personal.
No, I think there's more of a culturally dislodgement between to two.The Yanks like to go around telling all and sunder, that their's is THE BIGGEST Penis in the world...
The Russian most probably don't have the constant cultural-need of telling everybody that they are the greatest. After all they did win WW2 against the Germans and without Russia the Yanks wouldn't have been able to take Japan.
So the Yanks in-reality, live under the shadow of the Russians.
We don't hear the Vietnamese telling everybody how they gave Goliath a lesson military excellence,but we do hear a lot of Yankee threats against poor countries that have no means of protecting themselves.
And because many have on wish in adapting American cultural-values, they are then generally coined as losers, by the Yanks.