But the Russian Navy is incomparably smaller than the Western. He can't compete with west navy for dominance. Only China, which is building 15 destroyers at a time, will be able to stand up.
Smaller doesn't come in to it when one Russian navy corvette can carry 16 carrier killers.... such a corvette will dominate any 1,000km radius space of water it happens to be sitting in at any time.
Those 15 Chinese destroyers are not in any better position vis vie the Russian Corvette.
Basically the situation is that the US and UK and French Navies have dominated the swimming pool because the Americans are a big 2m tall 150kg black guy built like Mike Tyson, and the French and British guys are 1.8m tall 100kg heavy build big guys too... and up until recently Russia is a little 15 year old 50kg girl who was in no position to tell those other three what to do. Well Zircon is two 357 magnum revolvers each with 8 chambers while the three western men have bats and wooden shields.
There is no such thing as certainty, but the odds are now stacked in favour of the ships carrying the long range hypersonic missiles... but eventually that will change because the result is that everyone is going to get handguns of course... that is the nature of things. The thing is that having a 357 magnum that little girl is testing all sorts of materials to defend herself so by the time the big boys have hand guns the girl with the hand gun might have a bullet proof vest too.