In diverse areas, Russian military capabilities have often proven to be equal, if not superior, to those of the US, despite having a tenth of the Pentagon's budget.
Some estimates suggest that the United States is less corrupt than Russia, however in reality Washington is able to hide its own corruption through the sheer magnitude of bureaucracy. The fundamental Russian difference is that in the United States corruption is more concentrated in fewer hands, whereas in Russia the corruption sifts through many smaller hands.
In regard to corruption and size of expenditures for the military, the scale of corruption in the United States is simply jaw dropping, gigantically mind blowing. Certainly, far worse than it is in Russian because no other nation on earth can afford such corruption. Many have attempted to hold the US military feet to the fire, but decades later Congress is still unable to account for its run away spending.
The sad truth is that US military expenditures have turned into a black hole, into which Hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars have simply disappeared without any clear evidence on how, when, and to whom the money went. The truth is that the money is being siphoned off into black budget, off book, projects which will NEVER see the light of day.
There is an entire American Weaponized Space program with faster then light travel, inter-planetary bases, a moon base which is actually not well hidden. Add to that the Deep Underground Bases which dwarf the above ground US bases. Then, you have the deep underground transit network that runs underneath the entire United States. There are also the Bases on the ocean floor, which are a sight to behold.
The truth is the corruption of the United States military expenditures has more to do with the funding of the shadow government and less to do with fiscal waste and corruption.