MOSCOW, Mar 7 - RIA Novosti, Mikhail Sevastyanov. Forty-five thousand women serve under contract in the modern Armed Forces of Russia (5.2%). Female servicemen, as they officially call the representatives of the fine part of the personnel in the RF Armed Forces, perform military duty on the posts of soldiers, sailors, sergeants, petty officers, ensigns, midshipmen and officers in all types and branches of the Russian Armed Forces along with men.
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In the modern Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, according to the Russian military department, there are forty-five thousand women wearing military ranks. At the same time, the number of, say, the women's military presence is increasing every year. So, in 2016, more than 400 Russians entered the military service.
Currently, there are more than 150 specialties that are available to women in the Armed Forces of Russia. As specified in the Ministry of Defense, the majority of women servicemen is represented in the communications, clothing, food and medical services, military educational institutions.
"In view of your commitment, scrupulousness and thoroughness with which you approach your duties, you are indispensable in the army." Today, in general, we have 326,000 women in the Armed Forces, civilian personnel (NOTE: 281,000) and those wearing shoulder straps (45,000). With men, on the one hand, honorable, on the other - a difficult burden, "- said the Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu, congratulating women in the Moscow Central Academic Theater of the Russian Army on March 6.
Separately, he conveyed gratitude to "women, girls, who are at the fighting post today, especially those who are currently working in distant Syria, carrying out huge tasks to provide counter-terrorism operation and to provide assistance to the population, medical care to all who need it."