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    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  franco on Mon May 01, 2017 9:51 pm

    MOSCOW, May 1 - RIA Novosti. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law allowing him to conclude a contract for military service with servicemen who received secondary vocational education prior to the call-up.

    The law establishes the right to conclude a contract for military service entering the military service in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the troops of the National Guard of the Russian Federation, the Ministry for Emergency Situations, the Foreign Intelligence Service and state security agencies for military servicemen undergoing military service on conscription who received secondary vocational education prior to conscription. In addition, a similar right is granted to male citizens who are not in the reserve and who have received secondary vocational education.

    Currently, in accordance with Russian legislation, only male citizens who are not in reserve and conscripts with higher education can enter military service on a contract without military service. Male citizens who do not stay in reserve, who have secondary vocational education, are not able to conclude contracts for military service in military posts of privates and sergeants, as well as ensigns without military service, and conscripts with secondary vocational education may To enter the military service on contract, having served not less than three months.
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    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  franco on Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:04 pm

    S.-PETERSBURG, June 28 - RIA Novosti. In the next one or two years, there will be no military servicemen on duty in the navy of the Russian Navy, said the deputy commander-in-chief of the Navy, Viktor Bursuk.

    "As you already know, today the entire crew of submarines, servicemen on submarines, are contractors, this figure is also high on surface ships - about 76%." I think that this issue will be completely resolved in the next year or two, "he said at the International Military -Small salon.

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    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  franco on Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:58 am

    MOSCOW, July 15 (Itar-Tass) - RIA Novosti. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation announced the end of the spring draft of 2017, 142 thousand people went to serve in the Russian army.

    "In the spring of 2017, 142 thousand people were drafted and sent to the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, military formations and other troops for conscription," the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

    The Defense Ministry stressed that this recruiting company was granted a postponement to citizens studying in educational organizations of secondary vocational education for the entire period of study. The corresponding changes in the legislation entered into force on January 1, 2017.

    It is noted that every fifth conscript had a higher education.They were given a choice: a year of service by draft or two years on contract. The most talented draftees were invited to serve in scientific companies. In this campaign, 356 young people were sent to these companies. Also, 199 people were sent to sports companies, they were added to the Defense Ministry.

    The military also noted the decline in the number of young people who did not attend military enlistment offices. Currently, their number does not exceed 0.2% of the total number of conscripts.


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    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  franco on Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:49 pm

    On the basis of military formations and military units of the Eastern Military District this year more than 1.5 thousand students will be trained, including about 1.2 thousand after graduation from the university will receive the first officer rank of lieutenant, the rest will be rank and file sergeants of the reserve.

    Military specialists are trained in military training centers and military training faculties of the Far Eastern State Transport University (FENU), Far Eastern Federal University, and the Pacific State Medical University.

    In addition, training is organized at the military departments of the Maritime State University and Komsomolsk-on-Amur State Technical University.

    In the Far East, students are trained in 20 military registration specialties.

    In the course of training for students, classes were organized on fire training, with practical shooting from small arms, physical, drill, medical training, the basics of the RCB protection.

    For the specialists of the railway troops, classes will be held on laying the rail-grinding lattice with the use of a tracker, drilling and piercing the rails with powder charges.

    Last Sunday in Khabarovsk, about 300 FENU students attending the Military Training Center and the Military Training Faculty were taken to military oath on the basis of the military unit of the railway troops of the Eastern Military District.

    http://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12137483@egNews

    As reported earlier, this is the equivalent of the USA ROTC program. The number planned for all of Russia is 20,000 for this year. This article represents the Far Eastern Region and offers more details.
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    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  franco on Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:29 pm

    Putin signed a decree on the autumn draft for military service

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on conscription into the military service in autumn 2017, 134 thousand people. The document was published on Wednesday at official portal legal information.

    To carry out from October 1 to December 31, 2017, a call for military service of citizens of the Russian Federation aged 18 to 27 years ... in the number of 134,000 people
    - the decree says.

    EDIT: In 2016, 152 thousand people went to the autumn draft, in 2015 - 147 thousand people.
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    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  franco on Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:41 am

    Re conscripted totals... ^^

    "According to him, the acquisition of scientific and sports companies will continue. He explained that today there are 12 scientific companies that employ 648 people, as well as four sports companies, where 381 people serve."
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    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  franco on Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:07 pm

    With the announcement the other day of 134,000 being conscripted in the fall, that brings the 2017 total to 276,000 conscripts (142,000 in the spring). This is 30,000 less then 2016 totals of 152,000 and 154,000 respectively.
    Out of this total, approximately 30,000 conscripts a year are sent to National Guard (mostly) with a few hundred each going to the FSO (Kremlin Guards) and EMERCON (military units). Last year's total was 275,000 out of 306,000+ total conscripts serving in the Defense forces.
    Am not sure what factor the demographic crisis of draft-able 18 year old's play into this, as 2017 and 2018 are the low points on this curve with slow increases starting again in 2019.
    Another factor is contract servicemen, with the planned total by end of 2017 being 425,000. This would represent an increase of 41,000 over the end of 2016 total of 384,000 contract servicemen. The end of the year will reveal how successful this was but overall would not represent much of an increase for the year (~10,000).
    This does not include the almost 14,000 servicemen that transferred into the Defense forces from the dissolved Spetsstroy (Special Construction). Have seen figures in the past suggesting this force would be 4-6,000 officers and 8-10,000 Warrant Officers, Sergeants and contract servicemen.
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    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  franco on Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:54 pm

    Armed Forces of the Russian Federation

    Head of the Main Organizational-Mobilization Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, October 1, 2017 :

    In accordance with the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation this autumn, 134,000 people are called up for military service. As for the order of its conduct, then there are no fundamental innovations, although there are certain features.
    First, for the first time in recent years, the number of citizens conscripted for military service has been significantly reduced. This time there are 18 thousand fewer than last fall. This is primarily due to the increase in the Armed Forces of the share of contract servicemen, the number of which has increased by almost 200 thousand people in the past five years alone.
    [...] Currently, the ratio of the number of contract soldiers to conscripts is 56 to 44 percent.
    Given the pace and timing of the rearmament of the army and navy (and today the acquisition process is synchronized with the supply of modern weapons and military equipment, as well as with the construction of infrastructure facilities), it is planned to continue increasing the number of contract servicemen until 2021. At the same time, the need for conscripts will decrease by no less than 30 percent .
    However, we do not plan to completely refuse military service on conscription.


    Proceeding from the declared ratio. At the moment, 294,000 conscript servicemen are serving in the army ( 152,000 - II-2016, 142,000 - I-2017). Accordingly, the contracted forces in the RF Armed Forces are now about 374,000.
    Meanwhile, in May of this year Shoigu said that "the number of contractors in the Russian army has increased to 384 thousand people." In December 2016, he called the same figure: 384,000 people. Probably the matter is that in December 2015 Shoigu showed Putin exactly this figure for the plan for 2016: 384 000. Perhaps that's why she wanders from the speech in the performance, not overlapping with the true state of affairs.
    I would also recall that in February 2014, it was announced that it intended to have 425,000 contractors by January 1, 2017. It seems that at some stage this plan, as unreal, was silently thrown into the basket.

    UPD. The new plan for 2017 was announced in April this year:
    In 2017, a target benchmark was set-405,000 military posts to be replaced by contract servicemen.
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    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  miketheterrible on Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:59 pm

    I heard they want to increase ages of contract and conscript forces. Because now life expectancy increases and plus there are a lot of guys in their 30's interested in serving now too. Woman being introduced into more military rolls like pilots and even intelligence helps move men to other places too.

    Essentially, once they move to full contract armed forces, there will be growth in people interested in serving. Decent wages, taken care of and the growth of patriotism is a thing too.
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    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  franco on Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:00 pm

    Data on the recruitment of cadets (Military Academies / Institutions)

    2017 - more than 12 000 people,
    2016 - more than 12 100 people,
    2015 - more than 13 000 people,
    2014 - 13 000 people,
    2013 is about 15 000 people,
    2012 - it was planned about 8-10 000 people,
    2011 - 1160 people,
    2010 year - 0 people,
    2009 - 3 000 people,
    2008 - 17,000 people,
    2007 - 19 500 people.

    The Ministry of Defense website mentions there being 38 of these (not listed individually), but this may not include branches.
    Last year there were graduates from 46 institutes of which it was mentioned that for one (IT), it was the first class graduated and for another Institute (actually a branch of), it was the last class scheduled to graduate. So that would indicate a total of 45.
    Commissioned officers courses run 4-5 years.
    Warrant officers courses run 2 years, 10 months.
    Sergeant courses run 10 months.
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    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  miketheterrible on Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:19 pm

    I wonder if they are going to go the route and increase the age limit for recruitment. I know when I had the chance to join the army or knock up a chick, I should have chosen the army (although our army sucks and I would probably the trained with a fake wooden gun or the ones that shoot elastic bands). Maybe I should join the Russians, but I'm approaching 30.

    Damn.

    Or, legalize PMC's and I can be some fatass overpaid security guard.
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    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  franco on Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:42 pm

    miketheterrible wrote:I wonder if they are going to go the route and increase the age limit for recruitment.  I know when I had the chance to join the army or knock up a chick, I should have chosen the army (although our army sucks and I would probably the trained with a fake wooden gun or the ones that shoot elastic bands).  Maybe I should join the Russians, but I'm approaching 30.

    Damn.

    Or, legalize PMC's and I can be some fatass overpaid security guard.

    Maybe contract but not conscript, that would be too political.
    Another interesting factor is the new option for conscripts of doing a two year tour instead of the one year conscripted service. They get contractor wages, benefits and other perks for this. Have seen indications that up to 10% are taking this.
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    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  miketheterrible on Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:48 pm

    franco wrote:
    miketheterrible wrote:I wonder if they are going to go the route and increase the age limit for recruitment.  I know when I had the chance to join the army or knock up a chick, I should have chosen the army (although our army sucks and I would probably the trained with a fake wooden gun or the ones that shoot elastic bands).  Maybe I should join the Russians, but I'm approaching 30.

    Damn.

    Or, legalize PMC's and I can be some fatass overpaid security guard.

    Maybe contract but not conscript, that would be too political.
    Another interesting factor is the new option for conscripts of doing a two year tour instead of the one year conscripted service. They get contractor wages, benefits and other perks for this. Have seen indications that up to 10% are taking this.  

    yeah, but usually contract service men need previous experience. Since they get paid quite well too.

    The conscript thing you mentioned sounds like it will become quite popular as many would take that if they are offered contract perks.
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    Re: Russian Armed Forces Personnel

    Post  franco on Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:38 pm

    From an article in Red Star:
    Out of 134,000 fall conscripts, only 120,805 will serve in the Defense Forces.
    From another article read earlier, 12,800+ will serve in the National Guard plus several hundred each in the Kremlin Regiment and military units of the EMERCON.
    Females number over 1,000 attending Military Academies / Institutes including the 16 who were just accepted into Pilot Training.

    http://www.redstar.ru/index.php/component/k2/item/34686-masshtab-napravlenij

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