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    Post  Hole Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:39 pm

    The northern district also got a few, special troops for the arctic + some air assault units.
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    Post  franco Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:06 pm

    Hole wrote:The northern district also got a few, special troops for the arctic + some air assault units.

    They would be included in the Naval Infantry & Coastal Troops being subordinate to the Navy Command.
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    Post  franco Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:12 pm

    George1 wrote:Russian Armed Forces Personnel - Page 7 79756310

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/4002337.html

    172 page report from the Rand Institute on a study by Americans trying to understand how the Russian Military thinks... Very Happy
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    Post  Viktor Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:49 pm

    franco wrote:172 page report from the Rand Institute on a study by Americans trying to understand how the Russian Military thinks... Very Happy  

    True while having difficulties comprehending even only numbers Smile
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    Post  franco Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:52 pm

    My take on the present military personnel totals in the Russian Ministry of Defense:

    officers and warrants. In 2016 Deputy Defense Minister Pankov stated that when they talked about military staffing level ( ie, 95%), they were referring to the cadre of officers and warrants not the overall total. (218,000)
    contract servicemen (405,000)
    conscripts (228,000)
    military school cadets (62,000 – 1,300 foreign = 60,700)
    - University students taking military training at Civilian Higher Education establishments Military Departments (96 – ROTC similar). Of the last posted total of 61,200 (2018-2019), 10,500 were studying to become Regular Officers while the rest become Reserve Officers, Warrants or Sergeants upon graduation (provided there is not a shortage and Regular service is required). Apparently this training period and reserve service counts against or in lieu of national service (conscription). Not sure how this group counts against the authorized military totals.

    The above totals would give an active operational force of ~850,000 and a potential overall total of 910-970,000. A year ago, the Head of Mobilization and Organization had stated the active total was just over 830,000. When you factor in another planned 70,000 contractors and 10,000 or so Officers then you would be over the planned authorized strength of 1,013,628.
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    Post  franco Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:03 am

    Defense Ministry cuts severance pay for conscripts

    The severance pay for conscripts dismissed from military service will be reduced to one salary and will amount to 2 thousand rubles. This follows from the draft order of the Ministry of Defense posted on the federal portal of draft regulatory documents.

    The draft order should amend Article 160 "The procedure for providing monetary allowances to servicemen of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and providing them and their family members with separate payments." At present, this article determines that when conscripted into the reserve, conscripts receive an allowance in the amount of two salaries for a military position. In the new edition, "two salaries" will be replaced by "one salary".

    Thus, conscripts discharged to the reserve, instead of 6 thousand, which consisted of the salary for the last month and two additional ones, will receive 4 thousand, i.e. one salary for the last month and one additional.

    The military department said that the draft of the new order was prepared in order to implement the provisions of the Federal Laws of March 1, 2020 and "will not change the procedure for providing monetary allowances to servicemen, as well as providing them with separate payments, established by the Russian Ministry of Defense."

    Earlier, the Russian government set the size of monthly salaries in accordance with the military positions held by servicemen doing military service on conscription in the RF Armed Forces, at 2,000 rubles.

    NOTE: in case you were curious of what a Russian conscript got paid. Not many years ago the figure was 1,000 rubles.
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    Post  flamming_python Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:19 am

    franco wrote:Defense Ministry cuts severance pay for conscripts

    The severance pay for conscripts dismissed from military service will be reduced to one salary and will amount to 2 thousand rubles. This follows from the draft order of the Ministry of Defense posted on the federal portal of draft regulatory documents.

    The draft order should amend Article 160 "The procedure for providing monetary allowances to servicemen of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and providing them and their family members with separate payments." At present, this article determines that when conscripted into the reserve, conscripts receive an allowance in the amount of two salaries for a military position. In the new edition, "two salaries" will be replaced by "one salary".

    Thus, conscripts discharged to the reserve, instead of 6 thousand, which consisted of the salary for the last month and two additional ones, will receive 4 thousand, i.e. one salary for the last month and one additional.

    The military department said that the draft of the new order was prepared in order to implement the provisions of the Federal Laws of March 1, 2020 and "will not change the procedure for providing monetary allowances to servicemen, as well as providing them with separate payments, established by the Russian Ministry of Defense."

    Earlier, the Russian government set the size of monthly salaries in accordance with the military positions held by servicemen doing military service on conscription in the RF Armed Forces, at 2,000 rubles.

    NOTE: in case you were curious of what a Russian conscript got paid. Not many years ago the figure was 1,000 rubles.

    1000 roubles?

    Boy that would have been rich for my day

    I distinctly remember the pay being enough for some toothpaste, a spare toilet roll and a few candies

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    Post  franco Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:29 pm

    Apparently the 2020 Fall draft will be for 128,000 conscripts as opposed to 132,000 in 2019. Official start date is October 1st although the Spring draft was over a month late starting due to Covid. The Spring Draft was for 135,000 conscripts. Last years (2019) totals were 135,000 (Spring) and 132,000 (Fall).
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    Post  GarryB Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:17 am

    To be clear I don't like that you got such a small pay FP, but liked that you shared your experience... Smile

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    Post  franco Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:11 pm

    Russian troops in 2020 joined 30 thousand contractors

    Over the past eight years, the list number of this category of military personnel has more than doubled. According to the results of the current year, the number of military personnel under the contract was increased by 30 thousand people.

    This category of military personnel is currently the most numerous. The number of contract soldiers is almost twice (1.Cool higher than the number of conscripts.

    To date, military personnel under the contract are fully staffed, the positions of sergeants; crews of submarines and surface ships serving in the far sea zone; military units and units involved in peacekeeping tasks; special purpose units, as well as most of the positions of drivers and snipers, a number of positions related to the operation and provision of modern weapons and equipment.

    Special attention is paid to the quality of acquisition. Monitoring data and sociological studies show that a modern contractor is a motivated young man under the age of 30, who has made an informed choice of military service, has a professional education, as well as military service experience and class qualifications.

    Only recently, orders of the Minister of Defense established additional monthly allowances: 50 percent of the official salary-for soldiers and sergeants serving in positions from 1 to 4 tariff category; 30 percent of the official salary-for drivers of vehicles of categories C, D and E; in the amount of 100 to 120 percent of the official salary-for certain categories of military personnel of flight and flight test personnel, crews of warships and boats, Strategic Missile Forces (from July 1, 2020).

    As a result of the introduction of these incentive payments, the amount of monetary allowances for military personnel on average increased from 3.5 to 23 thousand rubles. These positive changes affected about 200 thousand military personnel.

    https://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12334038@egNews

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    Post  franco Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:37 pm

    In Russia, the number of military personnel who are wanted for unauthorized abandonment of a military unit decreased by more than 10% in 2020. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the Main Military Investigation Directorate (GVSU) of the IC of Russia on Thursday, February 25.

    “The result of the work in 2020 was a 10.3% decrease in the number of servicemen wanted for unauthorized abandonment of military service,” the agency quoted the agency as saying.

    So, over the past year, 288 deserters were found. Including 115 people voluntarily arrived at the military investigative bodies of the UK, and 173 were detained during search activities.

    At the end of August last year, Deputy Defense Minister of Russia Andrei Kartapolov, speaking at a round table at the Army-2020 forum, announced the eradication of bullying and "barracks hooliganism" in the country's Armed Forces. According to him, this influenced the desire of the Russians to do military service and the quality of the service itself.

    According to Colonel-General Sergei Kuralenko, Chief of the Main Directorate of the Military Police of the Ministry of Defense, this was achieved thanks to the well-coordinated work of the military police, the military-political department of the defense department and unit commanders.

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    Post  franco Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:53 pm

    Shoigu spoke about the spring conscription in 2021

    Spring conscription into the Russian army will begin on April 1, 2021. This was announced on Thursday, March 4, at a conference call at the country's Defense Ministry, by the head of the department, Sergei Shoigu. According to him, it is planned to send 122 thousand people to the Armed Forces of the country.

    The minister pointed out that unprecedented measures were taken in 2020, thanks to which the conscription campaign and the staffing of the troops were carried out efficiently in the context of the spread of the new coronavirus infection.

    As the head of the department recalled, the military commissariats were equipped with all the necessary medical equipment, and at the points of collection, reception and dispatch of conscripts, the mask regime was strictly observed and enhanced disinfection was carried out. All conscripts received personal protective equipment.

    In addition, upon arrival at the military units, everyone underwent a two-week quarantine, he said, urging to use the experience gained over the past year during the upcoming spring conscription campaign.

    Shoigu demanded that the commanders of the military districts and the Northern Fleet vaccinate the employees of the military commissariats who take part in the conscription procedure. To this work, according to him, it is necessary to admit only those who have been vaccinated and have antibodies to infection.

    “Military commissariats should organize a remote study of conscripts. To carry out psychological selection in accordance with new methods and recommendations (2021), ”the minister said.

    Autumn conscription took place from October 1 to December 31, 2020.

    https://iz.ru/1132516/2021-03-04/shoigu-rasskazal-o-vesennem-prizyve-v-2021-godu

    NOTE: The 2020 Autumn draft was for 128,000 and the 2020 Spring draft was for 135,000 people.
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    Post  franco Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:13 pm

    During a month of information and propaganda work, the military personnel should interest as many young people between the ages of 18 and 40 in serving in the Northern Fleet as possible, so that they can provide their families with decent living conditions, and earn benefits and other benefits provided for by Russian legislation for workers in the Far North and in the Arctic.

    In all regions where the troops and forces of the Northern Fleet are stationed, there are special allowances to the monetary allowance, as well as preferential calculation of seniority — from 1.5 to 2 years per year, which allows northerners to count on early receipt of a military pension, which is paid already when they reach 20 years of preferential service, i.e. for 10-13 years of actual service in the Far North and in the Arctic.

    Full article: https://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12350383@egNews

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    Post  franco Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:24 pm

    franco wrote:Shoigu spoke about the spring conscription in 2021

    Spring conscription into the Russian army will begin on April 1, 2021. This was announced on Thursday, March 4, at a conference call at the country's Defense Ministry, by the head of the department, Sergei Shoigu. According to him, it is planned to send 122 thousand people to the Armed Forces of the country.

    The minister pointed out that unprecedented measures were taken in 2020, thanks to which the conscription campaign and the staffing of the troops were carried out efficiently in the context of the spread of the new coronavirus infection.

    As the head of the department recalled, the military commissariats were equipped with all the necessary medical equipment, and at the points of collection, reception and dispatch of conscripts, the mask regime was strictly observed and enhanced disinfection was carried out. All conscripts received personal protective equipment.

    In addition, upon arrival at the military units, everyone underwent a two-week quarantine, he said, urging to use the experience gained over the past year during the upcoming spring conscription campaign.

    Shoigu demanded that the commanders of the military districts and the Northern Fleet vaccinate the employees of the military commissariats who take part in the conscription procedure. To this work, according to him, it is necessary to admit only those who have been vaccinated and have antibodies to infection.

    “Military commissariats should organize a remote study of conscripts. To carry out psychological selection in accordance with new methods and recommendations (2021), ”the minister said.

    Autumn conscription took place from October 1 to December 31, 2020.

    https://iz.ru/1132516/2021-03-04/shoigu-rasskazal-o-vesennem-prizyve-v-2021-godu

    NOTE: The 2020 Autumn draft was for 128,000 and the 2020 Spring draft was for 135,000 people.


    Putin signed a decree on conscription

    This spring, 134,650 people will be drafted into the army. Such a decree was signed by the president.

    The call will last from April 1 to July 15. We are talking about citizens from 18 to 27 years old who are not in the reserve and are subject to conscription.

    Recall that a little more were drafted into the army last spring - 135 thousand recruits.

    NOTE: variance between Shoigu's and Putin's announcements must indicate the difference between those conscripts entering the Defense forces as opposed to those conscripts for the Security forces (National Guard, FSO and Emercon troops)
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    Post  franco Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:57 pm

    Since the beginning of this year, about 4 thousand people have already signed a contract to serve in the formations and military units of the Southern Military District( SE), only in March more than 1.5 thousand people decided to become professional military personnel.

    Half of those who have signed a contract with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation are conscripted military personnel, which indicates the popularity of military service among conscripts who have decided to continue their military career.

    Among those who entered military service under a contract in the troops of the Southern Military District, more than 2.5 thousand people have higher and secondary vocational education.

    The most popular professions are the driver of category C, D, E and mechanic-driver, which are about half of all those who signed the contract.

    Candidates have the opportunity to choose from more than 100 different specialties in combined arms associations, in the Black Sea Fleet, as well as in formations and military units of the Air Force and Air Defense association.

    This year, specialists of the personnel service of the selection points of citizens, military commissariats and military units and formations for the Southern Military District troops plan to recruit more than 17 thousand military personnel under the contract.

    https://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12351989@egNews

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