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    Post  franco Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:41 am

    Requirements for the health of citizens

    In turn, Vitaly Cherkashin, deputy head of the Main Center for Military Medical Expertise of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, said that the Russian Armed Forces had increased health requirements for citizens called up for military service.

    According to him, in order to improve the quality of medical examination, amendments were made to the provisions on military medical examination. "Restrictions for health reasons apply to citizens at risk of sudden death from cardiovascular diseases, as well as to citizens after suffering tuberculosis," said the lieutenant colonel of the medical service.

    "The tightening of approaches to the selection of citizens for military service for health reasons is reflected in the general fitness indicator," Cherkashin added.

    Due to the improvement in the quality of the examination, the suitability rate of recruits for the spring recruiting company was 73.5%, while in the spring of 2020 this figure was 76.4% and has remained at about 75-76% since 2016. He noted that more than 672 thousand people underwent medical examination for the spring conscription company.

    Full article: https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/12542971
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    Post  franco Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:48 am

    Contract personnel only (no conscripts) units from various military sources apparently are:

    - all Spetsnaz units
    - all new built naval combat ships
    - 31st Guards Airborne brigade
    - 15th Motor Rifle brigade (Peace-keeping unit)
    - 102nd Military base (Armenia)
    - all Naval Infantry units
    - 18th Machine gun Artillery division
    - 201st Military base


    EDIT 1: added 18th MG Artillery division

    EDIT 2: added 201st Military base


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    Post  franco Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:23 pm

    Sentinel Test: Soldier Candidates Are Tested With Extreme Accuracy
    How the new order of professional and psychological selection will protect military collectives

    The Ministry of Defense has launched a new professional psychological selection program. It concerns both conscripts and potential contract soldiers. At the earliest stage, specialists will identify citizens with a tendency to antisocial behavior . The system was developed at the end of last year and tested in the spring. During this period, psychologists did not allow about 2 thousand potentially dangerous young people to join the troops. At the same time, the requirements for those wishing to serve in the marines, airborne forces and special forces have increased - they must demonstrate leadership qualities and a tendency to "contact confrontation".

    Barrier from deviant

    In the current draft, a new system of professional-psychological selection began to work in full in the military enlistment offices, Izvestia sources in the military department said. Psychologists pay special attention to signs indicating that a young person may behave inappropriately. If the tests show a tendency to deviant behavior, this information is passed on to a psychiatrist who is a member of the medical board.

    The new system was tested during the spring draft, and it showed high efficiency. On the eve of the start of the autumn conscription campaign, the head of the Main Organizational and Mobilization Directorate of the General Staff, Yevgeny Burdinsky, said that thanks to new methods last spring, it was possible to identify about 2 thousand recruits with signs of deviant behavior and prevent them from being sent to the troops. These are not necessarily people with mental disabilities. A young man may not have any psychiatric diagnoses, and nevertheless, a psychologist, based on the test results, can conclude: he should not be sent to a military collective.

    The role of professional and psychological selection has also increased significantly when considering candidates for contract service. The order was changed a year ago. Previously, a young man first passed a medical examination, passed standards for physical training, and only then professional selection, which was largely considered a formality. Now, those who have expressed a desire to become a professional warrior are sent first of all to a psychologist , who must check him, among other things, for a tendency to antisocial behavior and extremism. And if suddenly such a tendency is discovered, this information is brought to the psychiatrist.

    Ready for exploration

    At the same time, the requirements for professional selection for certain types of troops have become more stringent for potential contractors. The old methods only allowed to reveal a tendency towards one or another profile. Now , new criteria have been introduced for those wishing to serve in the Airborne Forces, the Marine Corps, and special forces. To pass the professional selection there, the candidate, according to the test results, must be recognized as the owner of leadership potential. The fact is that, unlike combined arms units, scouts and paratroopers operate mostly in isolation from the main forces, often in small groups. In such conditions, each soldier should be able to act independently, and if officers fail, be ready to take command.

    Previously, conscripts did not pass professional psychological selection, military expert Vladislav Shurygin told Izvestia.

    “There were attempts to test only those who were sent to the Strategic Missile Forces,” he recalled. - But it was done very unprofessionally - there were no good tests and methods. The conscripts heading to all other troops were not checked at all. As a result, many of the units could not stand it and broke, which could lead to the most tragic consequences. Checking in military registration and enlistment offices will help to identify such threats in the early stages. A psychologist is like a good sapper who can defuse a mine in time and save others. You cannot do without such specialists.

    It is important not only to find conscripts unsuitable for the army, but also to correct the army path of the rest of the guys, the expert noted.
    - Tikhon the computer scientist does not need to go to the Airborne Forces - other qualities are important there, - he noted. - But in the part where his skills in communicating with electronics are needed, he will be in his place.

    Until the mid-1990s, professional psychological selection of conscripts was not carried out at all, and only conscripts registered in the mental hospital were screened out, Colonel Alexander Perendzhiev, associate professor at the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, told Izvestia.

    “In the second half of the nineties, psychological testing of recruits began to be carried out in military units,” the expert recalled. - With the help of tests, the officers had to identify soldiers with the fourth group of neuropsychological stability - those who should not be allowed to use weapons or complex equipment, given important assignments or left alone. This was not easy to do. The tests of that time can hardly be called high-quality. They were drafted extremely poorly - young people initially could not truthfully answer certain questions. But the most important thing is that the officers were not psychologists, they were taught something else.

    As Izvestia wrote, the in 2019, the Ministry of Defense developed special tests of professional selection for applicants to military universities. With their help, the propensity of potential officers to combat service or managerial work is revealed. The methods allow us to determine the predisposition of future commanders to a particular type of activity.entire command staff is conventionally divided into three categories. The first includes those who are suitable for service in units directly involved in hostilities - the Airborne Forces, special forces, and so on. Qualification in the second category means having managerial skills - such candidates can take important command positions over time. Those who passed the third category can serve in all positions, except for those provided for by the first two. These are technical specialists, engineers, staff and logistics officers.

    The developed tests were posted on the "military Internet" - the internal computer network of the Ministry of Defense. Access to them is given only to officers who are entitled to it according to their position. The tests have become identical for men and women - candidates are assessed in terms of professional and psychological suitability for service, rather than gender.

    https://iz-ru.translate.goog/1232472/roman-kretcul-bogdan-stepovoi-aleksei-ramm/strazh-test-kandidatov-v-soldaty-proveriat-s-osoboi-tochnostiu?_x_tr_sl=ru&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=nui

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    Post  Broski Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:04 pm

    At the earliest stage, specialists will identify citizens with a tendency to antisocial behavior . The system was developed at the end of last year and tested in the spring. During this period, psychologists did not allow about 2 thousand potentially dangerous young people to join the troops.
    Why do I get the feeling that it's the complete opposite in most western militaries? They probably seek out psychopaths and deviants to join their ranks intentionally.

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    Post  LMFS Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:23 pm

    Broski wrote:Why do I get the feeling that it's the complete opposite in most western militaries? They probably seek out psychopaths and deviants to join their ranks intentionally.

    How can you say that?? Laughing

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    Post  PapaDragon Fri Oct 08, 2021 8:19 pm

    franco wrote:Sentinel Test: Soldier Candidates Are Tested With Extreme Accuracy
    How the new order of professional and psychological selection will protect military collectives ...

    How about they put some screws on civilian psychologists so they would finally stop rubber-stamping gun permits for obvious psychos? angry

    It would help with school shootings

    They had 3 consecutive school shootings for the same damn reason



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    Post  franco Sun Oct 17, 2021 6:13 pm

    About 20 thousand citizens staying in the combat army reserve of the country (BARS) have been retrained in field camps at 9 combined-arms training grounds of the Southern Military District.

    Training camps with former servicemen who signed a contract to stay in the country's combat army reserve (BARS) started in the Southern Military District on September 22, 2021. Five streams of reservists have already improved their combat skills.

    Autonomous APL-500 tent camps with leisure rooms, showers, canteens and bath and laundry services have been deployed to accommodate reservists in the field. The places for living are equipped with TVs, heaters and equipped with the necessary equipment.

    The participants of the training camp completed a course of general military training, performed firing from regular small arms, studied the device and combat capabilities of artillery weapons and military equipment.

    Reservists also received the basic skills necessary to ensure and organize the protection and defense of military and government facilities.

    Currently, the military commissariats of the subjects of the Russian Federation are working on the selection of citizens in BARS. The state guarantees appropriate payments to reservists. So, for three days in the classroom, an officer will receive up to 10 thousand rubles, a sergeant-soldier up to 5 thousand rubles. For 30 days of stay at military training, an officer will receive from 30 to 75 thousand rubles, soldiers up to 25 thousand rubles.

    The first contract for enrollment in the reserve is for three years. The subsequent one can be signed for five years or until the age limit of the serviceman is reached. Those wishing to participate in the project need only apply to the military enlistment office at the place of residence, provide documents and undergo a medical examination.

    https://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12388986@egNews
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    Post  marcellogo Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:49 pm

    franco wrote:Sentinel Test: Soldier Candidates Are Tested With Extreme Accuracy
    How the new order of professional and psychological selection will protect military collectives

    The Ministry of Defense has launched a new professional psychological selection program. It concerns both conscripts and potential contract soldiers. At the earliest stage, specialists will identify citizens with a tendency to antisocial behavior . The system was developed at the end of last year and tested in the spring. During this period, psychologists did not allow about 2 thousand potentially dangerous young people to join the troops. At the same time, the requirements for those wishing to serve in the marines, airborne forces and special forces have increased - they must demonstrate leadership qualities and a tendency to "contact confrontation".

    Barrier from deviant

    In the current draft, a new system of professional-psychological selection began to work in full in the military enlistment offices, Izvestia sources in the military department said. Psychologists pay special attention to signs indicating that a young person may behave inappropriately. If the tests show a tendency to deviant behavior, this information is passed on to a psychiatrist who is a member of the medical board.

    The new system was tested during the spring draft, and it showed high efficiency. On the eve of the start of the autumn conscription campaign, the head of the Main Organizational and Mobilization Directorate of the General Staff, Yevgeny Burdinsky, said that thanks to new methods last spring, it was possible to identify about 2 thousand recruits with signs of deviant behavior and prevent them from being sent to the troops. These are not necessarily people with mental disabilities. A young man may not have any psychiatric diagnoses, and nevertheless, a psychologist, based on the test results, can conclude: he should not be sent to a military collective.

    The role of professional and psychological selection has also increased significantly when considering candidates for contract service. The order was changed a year ago. Previously, a young man first passed a medical examination, passed standards for physical training, and only then professional selection, which was largely considered a formality. Now, those who have expressed a desire to become a professional warrior are sent first of all to a psychologist , who must check him, among other things, for a tendency to antisocial behavior and extremism. And if suddenly such a tendency is discovered, this information is brought to the psychiatrist.

    Ready for exploration

    At the same time, the requirements for professional selection for certain types of troops have become more stringent for potential contractors. The old methods only allowed to reveal a tendency towards one or another profile. Now , new criteria have been introduced for those wishing to serve in the Airborne Forces, the Marine Corps, and special forces. To pass the professional selection there, the candidate, according to the test results, must be recognized as the owner of leadership potential. The fact is that, unlike combined arms units, scouts and paratroopers operate mostly in isolation from the main forces, often in small groups. In such conditions, each soldier should be able to act independently, and if officers fail, be ready to take command.

    Previously, conscripts did not pass professional psychological selection, military expert Vladislav Shurygin told Izvestia.

    “There were attempts to test only those who were sent to the Strategic Missile Forces,” he recalled. - But it was done very unprofessionally - there were no good tests and methods. The conscripts heading to all other troops were not checked at all. As a result, many of the units could not stand it and broke, which could lead to the most tragic consequences. Checking in military registration and enlistment offices will help to identify such threats in the early stages. A psychologist is like a good sapper who can defuse a mine in time and save others. You cannot do without such specialists.

    It is important not only to find conscripts unsuitable for the army, but also to correct the army path of the rest of the guys, the expert noted.
    - Tikhon the computer scientist does not need to go to the Airborne Forces - other qualities are important there, - he noted. - But in the part where his skills in communicating with electronics are needed, he will be in his place.

    Until the mid-1990s, professional psychological selection of conscripts was not carried out at all, and only conscripts registered in the mental hospital were screened out, Colonel Alexander Perendzhiev, associate professor at the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, told Izvestia.

    “In the second half of the nineties, psychological testing of recruits began to be carried out in military units,” the expert recalled. - With the help of tests, the officers had to identify soldiers with the fourth group of neuropsychological stability - those who should not be allowed to use weapons or complex equipment, given important assignments or left alone. This was not easy to do. The tests of that time can hardly be called high-quality. They were drafted extremely poorly - young people initially could not truthfully answer certain questions. But the most important thing is that the officers were not psychologists, they were taught something else.

    As Izvestia wrote, the in 2019, the Ministry of Defense developed special tests of professional selection for applicants to military universities. With their help, the propensity of potential officers to combat service or managerial work is revealed. The methods allow us to determine the predisposition of future commanders to a particular type of activity.entire command staff is conventionally divided into three categories. The first includes those who are suitable for service in units directly involved in hostilities - the Airborne Forces, special forces, and so on. Qualification in the second category means having managerial skills - such candidates can take important command positions over time. Those who passed the third category can serve in all positions, except for those provided for by the first two. These are technical specialists, engineers, staff and logistics officers.

    The developed tests were posted on the "military Internet" - the internal computer network of the Ministry of Defense. Access to them is given only to officers who are entitled to it according to their position. The tests have become identical for men and women - candidates are assessed in terms of professional and psychological suitability for service, rather than gender.

    https://iz-ru.translate.goog/1232472/roman-kretcul-bogdan-stepovoi-aleksei-ramm/strazh-test-kandidatov-v-soldaty-proveriat-s-osoboi-tochnostiu?_x_tr_sl=ru&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=nui

    Such a four tier classification would be utile also for selecting the professional NCO corp they want to implement: after one term of service the ones in first or second category could become platoon commander in a standard with praporshik rank.
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    Post  franco Tue Oct 19, 2021 8:44 pm

    Video of the new Combat Reserve units training with SUV Technical vehicles. Those troops wearing the fur cap with red / white cross top are Cossack's.

    https://rg.ru/2021/10/17/uchenia-bars-tachanki-video.html

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    Post  franco Sun Oct 24, 2021 10:24 pm

    Cossack traditions - to the service of the Fatherland!

    For your information: among the tasks solved by the reservist units are combat duty and combat service, participation in exercises and field exercises, assisting the internal affairs bodies in maintaining law and order and ensuring public safety, participation in the prevention and elimination of the consequences of natural disasters, accidents and disasters and a number of other tasks. As of the end of October this year, more than 3.5 thousand Cossacks were selected for the mobilization human reserve.
    As a positive example, Sergei Petrovich cited the activities of the leadership of the Great Don Army, which carried out purposeful work in this direction, as a result of which 116 Cossacks concluded such contracts, including six reserve officers. A motorized rifle company of territorial defense named after Ataman Yermak was formed from the Cossacks, which was repeatedly involved in the performance of combat training tasks during the annual strategic exercises and maneuvers, including West-2021, invariably receiving high marks based on their results.
    The report of the Deputy Chief of the Main Organizational Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces was supplemented by the Chief of the 1st Directorate of the Main Directorate of Personnel of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation Rear Admiral Valery Kostin. He dwelled in detail on personnel work with Cossacks and Cossack youth, their admission to the universities of the Ministry of Defense and their recruitment for military service under a contract.
    The representative of the Main Directorate of Personnel cited information that the List of formations and military units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, subject to manning by members of military Cossack societies, includes 10 formations and 7 military units, in which about 690 Cossacks are currently serving in military service, including over 80 officers. Moreover, there has been a tendency for an annual increase in the number of Cossacks in these military formations. Rear Admiral Kostin sees this as the result of joint activities of the leadership of the Russian Cossacks and the military department.

    Full article: https://redstar-ru.translate.goog/traditsii-kazachestva-na-sluzhbu-otchizne/?_x_tr_sl=ru&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=nui&_x_tr_sch=http

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    Post  franco Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:06 pm

    "Music in battle is necessary and useful." The military band service of the Russian army celebrates its 100th anniversary


    Today the Military Orchestral Service consists of over 220 orchestras in all military districts and in the Northern Fleet. All of them have a certain number of staff: the smallest - 21 people, large orchestras - 63 musicians, with the exception of exemplary orchestras. The most important of them is the Central Military Band of the Russian Ministry of Defense under the baton of Honored Artist of the Russian Federation Sergei Durygin. It includes 228 musicians from two orchestras - brass and symphony.

    Full article: https://vpk-name.translate.goog/news/551534_muzyka_v_boyu_nuzhna_i_polezna_voenno-orkestrovaya_sluzhba_armii_rossii_otmechaet_100-letie.html?_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=nui
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    Post  franco Sun Nov 07, 2021 9:55 pm

    More than 150 recruits of the special forces unit of the Southern Military District (SE) in the Kuban took part in the ceremonial swearing-in ceremony.

    The military personnel were congratulated by the unit commanders and officers of the military unit.

    The recruits have already been assigned to positions according to military accounting specialties and the results of professional selection. The soldiers were called up for military service from the Krasnodar, Stavropol Territories and other regions of Russia.

    On the territory of the compound, all conditions have been created for the successful completion of military service by young recruits, as well as leisure and recreation.

    For many young people, conscription is promising because after graduation they will receive a number of benefits for admission to higher education institutions or will be able to sign their first contract with the Ministry of Defense already in the process of service. It is worth recalling that after the first three years of service under the contract, each serviceman is granted the right to a military mortgage, thanks to which it is possible to purchase housing in any region of Russia.

    In the near future, after a course of combined-arms and single-person training, all young military personnel will be sworn in.

    NOTE: so much for the Spetsnaz brigades being all contract soldiers. The unit in the Kuban is the 10th Brigade at Molkino.
    - As previously mentioned the course of combined-arms and single-person training or basic training is a 4-week 240 hour program.

    https://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12392492@egNews

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    Post  franco Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:07 pm

    The Ministry of Defense has decided on the candidacy of the deputy minister for military-political work. According to Izvestia's sources in the military department, Colonel-General Gennady Zhidko, who previously commanded the troops of the Eastern Military District (VVO), will become the "chief political officer" of the army and navy. He planned military operations in Syria during one of the most difficult periods, for which he was awarded the title of Hero of Russia. The commander will be replaced by the Hero of Russia, Colonel-General Alexander Chaiko. Until recently, he headed the Russian group in the SAR. Both officers have commanded combined-arms formations throughout their careers and distinguished themselves in combat. Experts note that the appointment of a combat general to military-political work marks the growth of the importance of this institution.

    Colonel-General Gennady Zhidko will be transferred from the post of commander of the Air Defense Forces to the position of chief of the Main Military-Political Directorate (GVPU) - Deputy Minister for Military-Political Work (VPR), Izvestia sources in the Defense Ministry said. The previous head of the GVPU, Colonel-General Andrei Kartapolov, was dismissed from service in October in connection with his election to the State Duma from the United Russia party. In the lower house, he headed the defense committee.

    Gennady Zhidko was born in 1965. After graduating from the Tashkent Higher Military Tank School in 1987, he passed all the steps of the career ladder - from platoon commander to division commander. In 2001, he commanded the 92nd motorized rifle regiment of the 201st motorized rifle division in Tajikistan (now the 201st military base).

    The new "chief political officer" graduated from two academies - armored forces and the General Staff. From 2007 to 2009, he commanded the 20th Guards Motorized Rifle Division of the North Caucasian Military District. She was considered one of the most combat-ready formations in the region. In 2009, he took up the post of chief of staff - deputy commander of the 20th Army, then the 6th Army of the Western Military District. In 2016-2017, General Zhidko was on a business trip to Syria, where he planned military operations during one of the most difficult periods of the campaign. In particular, during his service in the region, Palmyra was liberated, and Syrian troops, with the support of the Russian Aerospace Forces, occupied Deir ez-Zor. The general's successes in the SAR were highly appreciated by the military leadership, sources told Izvestia. In 2017, he received the "Gold Star" of the Hero and became the Deputy Chief of the General Staff,and a year later - appointment to the post of commander of the Air Defense Forces.

    “In recent years, the most close attention has been paid to military-political work in the troops,” said military expert Vladislav Shurygin in an interview with Izvestia. - The moral and psychological state of the soldiers largely depends on it, both in daily service and during hostilities. Colonel-General Gennady Zhidko held command positions all his life and was not a political officer. However, in this case, this circumstance is rather an advantage: he showed outstanding organizational skills, knows the life of the troops from all sides. In addition, he is a recognized and honored military leader with combat experience. It is not without reason that it is believed that the best method of upbringing is a personal example. In general, the choice of such an authoritative general for the post of chief of the Main Military Directorate shows how much the importance of the institution of political commissars has grown.

    Colonel-General Alexander Chaiko, who will take the post of commander of the Air Defense Forces, has no less consistently built his career in the army. He graduated from the Suvorov Military School, in 1992 - the legendary Moscow Higher Combined Arms Command School. The first steps of the career ladder passed in the troops of the Western Group of Forces, after their withdrawal - in the Moscow Military District. In 2004, at the age of 33, he received the rank of colonel ahead of schedule. By this time, he was in command of one of the regiments of the Taman division. In 2006, he was appointed commander of the 27th Separate Guards Motorized Rifle Brigade near Moscow, and a year later he took over the Taman Division.

    In 2014, Alexander Chaiko was appointed commander of the 20th Army, then the newly formed 1st Guards Tank Army. And in the fall of 2015, he was the first to take up the post of chief of staff of the group in Syria. He planned schemes for the protection and defense of bases, organized combat service, support and logistics. Already in December of that year, he was awarded the title of Hero of Russia.

    According to Izvestia sources, General Chaiko has at least five business trips to Syria. In particular, he commanded the group in 2019-2020. Then he had to establish joint patrols with the Turkish military in Trans-Euphrates. It was a difficult period: the patrols faced large-scale protests of the local population, provocations and shelling initiated by local terrorists.

    After 1991, political work in the Armed Forces and other law enforcement agencies was curtailed, and the principle of "an army outside politics" was enshrined in legislation. The zampolites became educators, but for many years the military leaders could not decide on the place of these officers in the daily activities of the troops. Since 2018, the status of political officers has increased significantly, and the range of their duties has become much broader. Then the Ministry of Defense decided to actually revive, albeit in a new guise, the institution of deputy commanders for political work.

    In the structure of the department, the Main Military-Political Directorate (GVPU) appeared, headed by a general in the rank of deputy minister. The positions of deputy commanders for VPR (military-political work) were created in the troops. Such officers serve in all units and divisions with a staffing of more than 75 people. Each motorized rifle or airborne company, Marine Corps or Special Forces company, as well as higher-level formations - battalions, divisions, and so on - has a deputy for VPR.

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    Post  George1 Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:26 pm

    Arrival of conscripts to the Baltic Fleet from different regions of Russia

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    Post  George1 Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:50 pm

    The dispatch of conscripts for military service in formations and military units in the Far East took place in Yekaterinburg.

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    Post  franco Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:16 pm

    The number of 18-year-old recruits in five years decreased by 4%

    MOSCOW, December 3. / TASS /. The number of 18-year-old citizens of the Russian Federation called up for military service has decreased by 4% since 2016. This was reported in the RF Ministry of Defense with reference to the words of Colonel-General Yevgeny Burdinsky, head of the Main Organizational and Mobilization Directorate of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces.

    “It is gratifying to note that the analysis of the quality of young recruits sent to the troops indicates an increase in the attractiveness of military service among older citizens, which makes it possible to send to the troops the most trained citizens who have been trained in educational institutions and already have various specialties in demand in the armed forces. Thus, the number of 18-year-old citizens called up for military service is significantly decreasing. So, since 2016 it has decreased by 4%, "Burdinsky said on Friday during the presentation of the rolling pennant of the Russian Defense Ministry in the Stavropol Territory.

    He noted that with the increase in the age of citizens sent for military service, the number of military personnel with a professional education also increased. "If in 2016 45% of citizens with secondary vocational education were called up for military service, then in 2020 it will be more than 58%. The increase was 13%," Burdinsky explained.

    In addition, the head of the Main Organizational and Mobilization Directorate of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces said that the promotion of a healthy lifestyle and government measures for the prevention and early treatment of diseases led to an improvement in the health status of conscripts.

    "So, if in 2012 the number of citizens recognized as fit for military service amounted to 69.9%, then in 2020 this figure increased by 8% and amounted to 78%," he said.

    https://tass-ru.translate.goog/armiya-i-opk/13102651?_x_tr_sl=ru&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en

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    Post  franco Tue Dec 21, 2021 11:37 am

    The number of contract servicemen in Russia is twice the number of conscripts

    MOSCOW, December 21. / TASS /. The staffing level of the RF Armed Forces is 91%. This was announced on Tuesday by the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, at an expanded meeting of the collegium of the military department.

    "The staffing of the Armed Forces is 91%," Shoigu said. According to him, the staffing of officer posts exceeded 96%. "This year, an additional 13 thousand officers were sent to the troops," Shoigu said.

    The head of the Ministry of Defense noted that the number of contract servicemen was twice the number of conscripts, while 67% of them have higher or secondary vocational education. "In general, the demographic gap of the previous years has been overcome," Shoigu said.

    Today, the entire command staff of the Ground Forces has combat experience, 92% of the flight personnel, 58% of air defense specialists, 62% of the Navy, the minister summed up.

    According to Shoigu, a long-term chronic problem with permanent housing has been resolved. "Since 2018, military personnel receive it in a planned manner. This year, more than 19.5 thousand people have been provided with permanent housing. The rate of provision of service housing does not decrease - this year 35 thousand people received apartments, more than 64 were paid compensation for housing rent. thousand servicemen, "Shoigu said.

    "The overwhelming majority of servicemen support the activities of the state in the field of defense and trusts the country's leadership," the Defense Minister summed up.

    https://tass-ru.translate.goog/armiya-i-opk/13258391?_x_tr_sl=ru&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en

    NOTE: authorized strength is 1,013,000 so 91% would equal 922,000 active.

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    Post  franco Tue Dec 21, 2021 12:04 pm

    Shoigu: the number of contract servicemen will increase by almost 15 thousand in 2022

    MOSCOW, December 21. / TASS /. The number of contract servicemen will increase by almost 15 thousand people. This was announced on Tuesday by the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, at an expanded meeting of the collegium of the military department.

    "To increase the number of contract servicemen by 14.7 thousand people," Shoigu said, outlining the prospects for 2022.

    According to the Minister of Defense, next year it is also planned to put into operation 3,000 buildings and structures simultaneously with the supply of new types of weapons and equipment.

    "Over the years, a huge amount of capital repairs to the infrastructure of military camps has accumulated. Measures are being taken, but they are not enough. We will apply to the government to triple the amount of funds allocated for these needs," he added.

    Shoigu stressed that by the end of the first quarter of 2022, an inventory of service housing will be completed, after which a scheme for its further financing and the amount of funds allocated for housing sub-rent will be proposed.

    https://tass-ru.translate.goog/armiya-i-opk/13258733?_x_tr_sl=ru&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en

    NOTE: it was announced earlier that they planned to increase contract servicemen by this figure per year for the next 4 years

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    Post  franco Sun Jan 09, 2022 11:40 am

    In the Southern Military District (SE), the practice of conducting training camps for territorial defense units of the country's combat Army Reserve (BARS) will continue on the basis of field camps.

    "23 objects of the educational and material base have been deployed at 9 training grounds of the district, 240 officers and sergeants - leaders of classes have been selected to conduct training camps with reservists," Army General A. Dvornikov said.

    In addition, on the instructions of Army General A. Dvornikov, the command of the territorial defense units of the Southern Military District will be involved in tactical exercises of various levels during the winter training period.

    "To involve the command staff of the military units of the reserve in bilateral regimental and battalion tactical exercises by the command and staff method," the commander of the Southern Military District ordered.

    For training in the field, the training and material base of the military units of the reserve is equipped and weapons and military equipment are prepared for use.

    Within the framework of three-day training camps with the units of the BARS of the Southern Military District, about 30 thousand reserve servicemen were trained in four months of 2021.

    https://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12402489@egNews

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    Post  franco Mon Feb 07, 2022 8:26 pm

    The General Staff of the Russian Federation signed an agreement with the VsKO on attracting Cossacks to the mobilization reserve


    MOSCOW, 7 February. /TASS/. The General Staff of the Russian Federation and the All-Russian Cossack Society (VsKO) on Monday signed an agreement on cooperation in attracting Cossacks to the country's mobilization reserve. This was reported by the press service of the WSC.

    "Two documents were signed at once - a contract on staying in the mobilization human reserve and an additional agreement. It spells out the procedure for interaction between the registered Cossacks and the leadership of the military districts and commissariats of the subjects of the Russian Federation. <...> An additional agreement concluded between the General Staff and the All-Russian Military District regulates the procedure for interaction between the army and the Cossacks to attract Cossacks to the mobilization reserve and carry out relevant activities," the message says.

    The agreement was signed by the Ataman of the East Kazakhstan region, Cossack General Nikolai Doluda, and the head of the Main Organizational and Mobilization Directorate of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces, Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Colonel General Yevgeny Burdinsky. According to the press service, the additional agreement also implies that the All-Russian ataman will be able to directly manage the activities of the Cossacks who will be involved in the mobilization reserve, coordinate the selection of candidates who are in the reserve, and work with recruits.

    A contract was also signed on the stay of the All-Russian Ataman in the mobilization reserve. "Under the terms of the contract, he, as a reservist, will combine his work as a civilian with military field training and training sessions. Thus, the ataman of the East Kazakhstan region set an example of active entry into the mobilization reserve to all Cossacks of Russia," the press service explained.

    In 2021, Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the Strategy of the State Policy of the Russian Federation towards the Russian Cossacks for 2021-2030. The purpose of state policy in this area in the document is the consolidation of the Russian Cossacks, the preservation and use of its heritage and culture, the formation of an effective mechanism for attracting the Cossacks to carry out state and other services, participation in solving state problems in the interests of national security.

    https://tass-ru.translate.goog/armiya-i-opk/13640787?_x_tr_sl=ru&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en

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    Post  franco Wed Feb 09, 2022 12:09 pm

    Modern ways of development of military education in military training centers at civilian universities were discussed in the South-Eastern Federal District

    Under the leadership of the Head of Military Education of the Southern Military District, Colonel Sergei Menshikov, a conference call was held on the topic of the development of military education in military training centers at federal state educational institutions of higher education stationed on the territory of the Southern Military District.

    The event was held in the format of a round table on videoconferencing.

    In total, more than 80 people took part in the meeting - representatives of the command of the Southern Military District, commanders of formations and military units of the military district, on the basis of which training camps (internships) of students of the University are planned this year, university officials responsible for the implementation of military training programs, as well as representatives from 7 military commissariats: the Republics of North Ossetia – Alania and Crimea, Krasnodar and Stavropol Territories, Rostov and Volgograd regions, the city of Sevastopol.

    Major General of the Reserve Alexander Alexandrov, Head of the VUC at the V. I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University, made proposals for a new methodology for organizing training camps in order to increase the practical component of military training, conduct tactical exercises and use the educational, material and field base of military units.

    "In 2022, for the first time, students of the military training center at the Rostov State University of Railways will receive practical training at the reconstruction facilities of the Baikal-Amur Mainline during training camps. The experience of participating in the implementation of the most important infrastructure project is unique," S. Menshikov said.

    The military administration bodies and military units of the Southern Military District, military training centers, military commissariats are faced with the task of effectively using the created mobilization resource.

    "The command of the military district sees potential candidates for military positions of officers, sergeants and soldiers undergoing military service under contract, as well as serving as part of the country's combat army reserve in the graduates of the University," the head of military education of the Southern Military District said.

    Following the results of the meeting, which was also attended by the chairman of the Committee on Military Personnel, veterans of Military Service, Civil Defense and Emergency Situations of the Legislative Assembly of the Rostov Region, Reserve Lieutenant General Grigory Fomenko, general proposals will be formed to make changes and additions to the organization of military training of students of the University, the procedure for comprehensive provision and educational activities of training centers will be clarified.

    Currently, more than 8.5 thousand people are studying at 12 higher educational institutions located in the South of Russia, of which more than 3 thousand are in the final year. Every year, more than 300 lieutenants replenish the personnel of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation from the VUC from the South of Russia. Students study in 80 military accounting specialties.

    The first training camps (internships) in the troops of the Southern Military District with citizens undergoing military training at the Higher Education Center at federal state educational institutions of higher education in 2022 will start in May and last until the end of August.

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    On the territory of the Southern Federal District, the VUC are located at the Volgograd and Kuban State Agrarian Universities, Don State Technical University, Rostov State University of Railways, Rostov State Medical University, Southern Federal University in Rostov-on-Don, North Caucasus Federal University in Stavropol, South Russian State Polytechnic University in Novocherkassk, Admiral F. F. State Maritime University. Ushakov in Novorossiysk, Sevastopol State University in Sevastopol and the V. I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University in Simferopol, the K. L. Khetagurov North Ossetian State University in Vladikavkaz.

    https://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12407883@egNews

    NOTES: Reserve Officer Training Program at Civilian Universities

    - 63,000 students enrolled in 2021-22 across Russia
    - 96 military training centers involving 104 institutes, 7 more planned
    - my understanding is training period can be from 60 months to 30 months (minimum)
    - graduates pass into the reserve as Lieutenants, Warrants or Sergeants
    - a couple thousand per year will chose to join full time
    - military has the right to enlist for a period if they are short
    - generally though it counts in lieu of conscription service

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    Post  franco Wed Feb 09, 2022 2:52 pm

    franco wrote:More than 150 recruits of the special forces unit of the Southern Military District (SE) in the Kuban took part in the ceremonial swearing-in ceremony.


    NOTE: so much for the Spetsnaz brigades being all contract soldiers. The unit in the Kuban is the 10th Brigade at Molkino.
    - As previously mentioned the course of combined-arms and single-person training or basic training is a 4-week 240 hour program.

    https://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12392492@egNews

    Now reading that basic training is 6-week 300 hours. Perhaps to include the Covid 2-week isolation that conscripts have to start off with in which they are confined to barracks.
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    Post  franco Tue Mar 29, 2022 11:42 am

    2022 Spring draft will be 134,500 as per Shoigu. 2021 Spring draft was 134,650 so basically the same. April 1st is the start date of the Spring draft.
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    Post  miketheterrible Tue Mar 29, 2022 2:05 pm

    franco wrote:2022 Spring draft will be 134,500 as per Shoigu. 2021 Spring draft was 134,650 so basically the same. April 1st is the start date of the Spring draft.

    I can foreseen a larger numbers of people wanting to sign a contract now that Patriotism is on the rise over the Ukraine affair.

    Well, everyone but a certain member on this forums.

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    Post  franco Tue Mar 29, 2022 2:29 pm

    miketheterrible wrote:
    franco wrote:2022 Spring draft will be 134,500 as per Shoigu. 2021 Spring draft was 134,650 so basically the same. April 1st is the start date of the Spring draft.

    I can foreseen a larger numbers of people wanting to sign a contract now that Patriotism is on the rise over the Ukraine affair.

    Well, everyone but a certain member on this forums.

    Apparently they are taking experienced personnel on a 3 or 6 month contracts.

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