Well just to clear out some things, the worlds biggest arms suppliers are still USA, Russia, Uk, France, China.
And why do you see Putin as a good man, he is doing the same thing what happen in soviet, press freedom and other things has gone way down since 1999 when putin came to power. So I dont think that will get your country very far trying to build a show army that can never be used anyway, while the people suffer from poor economic in russia.
And you want to know a fun fact, Putin in known for being one of the worlds richest man, and you know what, I dont think he got rich from being a nice president.
Even putins watch collection is worth around 700.000 dollars, So I dont think you should see him as the nice guy, he and his elite is living life, while the majority of russians are poor. And doesnt this sound familiar? Doesnt this sound something like used to be same, oh yeah that was when russia still had Nikolaj II, people where poor while the elite had a great life, but, we know how that ended.
And same thing will probably happen again, it has already twice, maybe not today but most likely some day the people will once again have enough