- demographic low point for 18 year old's is from 2016 -2018, then slow increase.
- very few North Caucasians are drafted. More last draft (~1,000) and planned to slowly increase going forward.
- Crimea will have it's first full draft this fall which should add another 2-3,000.
- original 1,000,000 man Army plan that I saw years ago, envisioned 70,000 in Educational Institutes and 40,000 in Training Centers
- there are ~60,000 presently in Educational Institutes and they are not included in any totals here.
- that left 890,000 in units. Not all units have yet been formed so when they say 90% manned, they mean of the units formed.
- there are also 220,000 Officers not counted here.
- so when you see 300,000 contractors, you need to add 220,000 to get the total Military Professionals
- about 30,000 conscripts appear to be serving in the Troops of the Interior and Kremlin Regiment