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    Russian Defence Ministry: General News

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    Post  franco Tue Aug 01, 2023 11:33 am

    Next, Sergei Shoigu briefly summed up the recruitment to educational institutions of the Ministry of Defense.

    This year, more than 15 thousand first-year students have been enrolled in military universities, and from September 1 they will begin their studies. Of those enrolled in universities - 1.5 thousand - participants in a special military operation, most have military awards.

    The training of officers for the Armed Forces has been resumed on the basis of the Donetsk Higher Combined Arms Command School.

    “The interest of young people in the educational institutions of the Navy, the Strategic Missile Forces and the flight universities of the Aerospace Forces has grown significantly. In other universities, we still have the same high competition as it was before,” the Minister of Defense noted.

    In pre-university military educational institutions, the competition was up to 11 people per place.

    “This year the Irkutsk Suvorov School begins its work. I would like to wish the officers, cadets, pupils success in their studies and perseverance in mastering new knowledge. And here I want to draw attention to those who are engaged in education, training, we must make the most of the experience of those who have proven themselves in a special military operation and, of course, who have something to pass on, ”said General of the Army Sergei Shoigu.

    https://bmpd-livejournal-com.translate.goog/?_x_tr_sl=ru&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en

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    Post  franco Wed Aug 23, 2023 1:31 pm

    The first of six military hospitals built by specialists of the Military Construction Complex of the Russian Ministry of Defense will be commissioned in November 2023.

    The construction of medical facilities is carried out on behalf of the President of the Russian Federation in order to improve the medical support system of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

    Currently, new medical institutions are being built in the Republic of Dagestan, Sevastopol, Ryazan, Belgorod, Bryansk and Kursk.

    Since November of this year, a planned phased commissioning of new hospitals has been planned.

    Today, as part of a working trip to the troops of the Western Military District, Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Timur Ivanov checked the progress of work in Bryansk, Belgorod and Kursk.

    In Bryansk, at the construction site of a new medical complex, Timur Ivanov was accompanied by the Governor of the Bryansk region, Alexander Bogomaz.

    At the end of the work, the Deputy head of the Russian Military Department held a meeting with the participation of Dmitry Trishkin, head of the Main Military Medical Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, representatives of design and construction organizations of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, during which tasks were set to further increase the pace of construction. Timur Ivanov also paid special attention to the need to comply with the deadlines for the work.

    Hospitals will be equipped with the best medical devices and equipment, which will allow providing specialized high-tech medical care to military personnel, their family members, military pensioners, as well as the civilian population of the country's regions.

    https://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12476882@egNews

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    Post  franco Fri Aug 25, 2023 10:57 pm

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded honorary titles of guards to five military units at once. This is reported by the portal of legal information.

    The ranks of the Guard were joined by the 70th Motorized Rifle Regiment, the 8th anti-aircraft missile Shavlinsky Order of Kutuzov brigade, the 238th Artillery Brigade, the 18th Army Aviation Brigade, the 107th missile Mozyr Order of Lenin, the Red Banner brigade.

    The texts of the relevant decrees state that honorary titles are awarded for mass heroism and bravery, fortitude and courage shown by the personnel of these military formations.

    https://tvzvezda.ru/news/20238251733-zrtXz.html

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    Post  JohninMK Fri Sep 08, 2023 5:41 pm

    Not sure where to put this, another stab at what Surovikin is destined for next.

    Finally, all the secret fogs around the fate of General Surovikin have cleared. The last months have been full of rumors, gossip about his arrest, his state of health and other guesses. It's time to figure out which of this turned out to be true.

    Surovikin's fate has found its new path. He will remain in the military field, but with new responsibilities. Now he will have to lead the coordination committee on air defense issues under the council of the Ministry of Defense of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

    Many might consider this step lower than his previous position as commander-in-chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS). However, this turn should be viewed from a different angle.
    Battle on the Western Border

    It is obvious that events in nearby countries have developed into a real struggle between Russia and the West. It would be strange to think of this as a conflict between two separate countries. Today it has become clear that the struggle is against Western countries as a whole, and Russia is forced to confront them in this difficult situation.

    Western opponents, realizing the failure of all actions, decided to change tactics. Now they are actively using the forbidden toys of the West. This leads to unpredictable consequences and effectiveness.

    Consequently, there is a critical need for effective air defense. Therefore, Russia is forced to prepare its air defense systems.

    The art of defense

    This is where the experience of Sergei Vladimirovich Surovikin comes into play. His renowned mastery of ground defense, called the "impenetrable defense of Surovikin", was a testament to his ability to create effective defense systems. The same systems are needed in the air.

    Coordination of the air defense of the CIS countries is an important step in this direction. It is especially necessary to improve the work of the Belarusian air defense, since it is through its territory that the next unpleasant event can occur.
    Weapons and Enemies

    Moreover, the adversary is already deliberately supplying F-16s to its allies. It is believed that the comedian has negotiated the supply of 51 F-16 aircraft from the Netherlands and Denmark. This is another point that needs to be dealt with.

    All this will be weighed on the shoulders of General Surovikin. His experience and knowledge will allow Russia to more effectively prepare to confront new challenges.

    Even despite his new role, Surovikin still remains the commander-in-chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces on the official website of the Ministry of Defense. On the other hand, the new acting commander-in-chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces, General Viktor Afzalov, only temporarily holds this post.

    Therefore, it is likely that Surovikin will return to his previous duties after completing his work on the steering committee. He was given time to think and develop a strategy on how to deal with new threats.

    https://avia-pro.net/blog/vy-dumali-armageddona-spisali-pogodite-stalo-izvestno-taynoy-roli-generala-surovikina/



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    Post  T-47 Fri Sep 08, 2023 7:41 pm

    JohninMK wrote:

    https://avia-pro.net/blog/vy-dumali-armageddona-spisali-pogodite-stalo-izvestno-taynoy-roli-generala-surovikina/


    Any other source than avia pro? You pretty much put one of the worst possible source regarding this.

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    Post  AMCXXL Fri Sep 08, 2023 8:19 pm

    JohninMK wrote:Not sure where to put this, another stab at what Surovikin is destined for next.

    Surovikin's fate has found its new path. He will remain in the military field, but with new responsibilities. Now he will have to lead the coordination committee on air defense issues under the council of the Ministry of Defense of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).


    this is a political charge and it is the logic next step for a man that have been killing terrorist in Siria sonce 2015

    It is also a necessary step for other soldiers who have distinguished themselves in Ukraine to ascend to higher military positions, which is not possible if the highest positions in the military hierarchy are not changed.

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    Post  caveat emptor Sat Sep 09, 2023 12:11 am

    If it is true, this is a demotion. Next step is retirement.

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    Post  GarryB Sat Sep 09, 2023 11:12 am

    Not if it is a temporary assignment... he might have been judged the best suited to the job at hand, so a temporary move sideways.

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    Post  franco Fri Sep 29, 2023 1:36 pm

    Former chief of staff of the Wagner PMC Andrey Troshev will form volunteer units for the military operation in Ukraine. Troshev will oversee communications between volunteers and the Russian Ministry of Defense, Shot writes. Dmitry Peskov said that he is already working in the Ministry of Defense. Putin proposed transferring command of the Wagnerites to Troshin back on June 29, after Prigozhin’s rebellion.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Deputy Minister of Defense Yunus-Bek Yevkurov and Andrei Troshev, the ex-commander of the Wagner PMC with the call sign “Sedoy”. They discussed the formation of volunteer units, including those for work in the zone of military operation in Ukraine . The meeting took place the day before, but the Kremlin press service announced it only today.

    Little is known about the content of the conversation. The presidential press service published a video recording and transcript of the beginning of the meeting.

    “Andrei Nikolaevich, I would like to start our meeting with a conversation with you,” Putin addressed Troshev. — At the last meeting, we talked about the fact that you will form volunteer units that can perform various combat missions, primarily, of course, in the zone of a special military operation. You yourself fought in such a unit for more than a year.”

    According to Putin, Troshin knows what issues need to be “solved in advance so that combat work can proceed in the best and most successful manner.”

    Then the president switched to issues of social support for combatants.

    “We have created the Defenders of the Fatherland Foundation,” the head of state recalled. “And I have said many times and want to emphasize again: regardless of the status of a person who performs or has performed combat missions, social guarantees for everyone must be absolutely the same. For the country, for the Motherland, it makes no difference in what status a person fought and defended the Fatherland. Therefore, we will also talk about this topic today.”

    What Putin talked about with Yevkurov is described in less detail in the transcript on the Kremlin website. “Yunus-Bek Bamatgireevich will talk about how the work is going in general,” the president said.

    It is known that recently Evkurov has been actively traveling to African countries. In August, the Ministry of Defense announced the deputy minister's visit to Libya , and in mid-September he appeared in Mali , Burkina Faso and Niger . In all of the listed countries, the Wagner PMC maintained its presence when its head was Yevgeny Prigozhin , and it also operated in Libya and the Central African Republic .

    What is known about "Sedom"

    Kommersant writes that Troshev is a retired colonel, former chief of staff of the Wagner PMC with the call sign “Sedoy”. He did not support the armed rebellion of the head of the PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, which occurred on June 23-24. Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov explained that Andrei Troshev already works in the Ministry of Defense. He was also chairman of the League for the Defense of the Interests of Veterans of Local Wars and Military Conflicts, an organization that provided support for Wagner veterans.

    According to Shot , Troshev “will oversee communications between volunteer structures and the Ministry of Defense.”

    The Rybar Telegram channel, close to the Ministry of Defense, previously wrote that Wagner fighters under the leadership of Troshev had already appeared near Bakhmut. At the same time, the Gray Zone channel, close to the PMC, emphasized that we are talking about fighters who refused to participate in Prigozhin’s rebellion.

    According to EU sanctions documents , Troshev held the position of executive director at the Wagner PMC. He has a “Hero of Russia” star, Fontanka noted. He participated in military operations in Afghanistan and Chechnya .

    Change of leadership of the Wagnerites

    Earlier, Kommersant reported that Vladimir Putin, at a meeting with soldiers of the Wagner PMC in the Kremlin on June 29, offered them to serve under the leadership of Troshev.

    “Many nodded when I said this,” Vladimir Putin told Kommersant special correspondent Andrei Kolesnikov . “And Prigozhin, who was sitting in front and did not see this, said after listening: “No, the guys do not agree with this decision.”

    On June 23, the founder of the Wagner PMC, Yevgeny Prigozhin, accused the Ministry of Defense of attacks on Wagner positions and said that the Wagnerites were going to Moscow to “sort it out . ” On the morning of June 24, PMC forces blocked administrative buildings in Rostov-on-Don. Vladimir Putin issued an address where he called Prigozhin’s actions a “stab in the back” and warned him of the consequences. After negotiations between Yevgeny Prigozhin and President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, Wagner fighters retreated to field camps.

    On August 23, an Embraer Legacy 600, carrying Prigozhin and the commander of the Wagner PMC Dmitry Utkin , crashed in the Tver region.

    https://www-gazeta-ru.translate.goog/army/2023/09/29/17659645.shtml?_x_tr_sl=ru&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en

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    Post  franco Tue Oct 03, 2023 12:58 pm

    Fifty-seven military units, formations and associations of the Russian Armed Forces have received the honorary name “Guards” since June, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at a conference call.

    “Since June 1, 57 associations, formations and military units have been given the honorary title “Guards.” 20 formations, military units and organizations of the Armed Forces were awarded orders of the Russian Federation,” he said.

    During the meeting, Shoigu said that the General Staff excludes the possibility of sending conscripted military personnel to serve in the combat zone. This rule also applies to conscripts from new regions of our country.

    Commenting on the reason for the lack of need for additional mobilization, the head of the department emphasized that the Russian army has a sufficient number of military personnel to carry out the operation to protect Donbass. Speaking about the situation in the Northern Military District zone, the minister noted that our military has significantly weakened the enemy’s combat potential.

    https://tvzvezda-ru.translate.goog/news/20231031228-YBxp7.html?_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en-GB&_x_tr_pto=nui&_x_tr_hist=true

    The Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation, Army General Sergei Shoigu, during his opening remarks at the conference call, highly appreciated the work of the units under the command of Hero of Russia Apti Alaudinov.

    The head of the military department emphasized that they showed themselves worthily during the special military operation.

    “I would especially like to note the Chechen Republic and personally its head Ramzan Akhmatovich Kadyrov,” Shoigu said.

    In total, three motorized rifle regiments and three motorized rifle battalions were formed in the region, the minister cited data.

    In addition, the head of the Ministry of Defense said during a conference call that Russian troops had significantly weakened the enemy’s combat potential.

    https://tvzvezda-ru.translate.goog/news/20231031221-c0aNs.html?_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en-GB&_x_tr_pto=nui&_x_tr_hist=true

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    Post  franco Thu Oct 12, 2023 12:23 pm

    The first full-time training ground for servicemen of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, erected by specialists of the Military Construction Complex of the Ministry of Defense of Russia on the territory of the Luhansk People's Republic, has been put into operation.

    The new training complex is equipped with the latest simulators and modern landfill equipment. A tactical training field has been deployed on it for practical testing of military personnel's actions during combat in a city with different building densities.

    The facility is equipped with the largest military shooting range in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, which allows for simultaneous fire training from all types of small arms and grenade launchers with three motorized rifle battalions, as well as a modern tankodrome and autodrome.

    This training facility began its work as the first of seven military training grounds being built on the territories of the LPR and DPR. The remaining six are under construction and will be commissioned by the end of this year.

    The infrastructure of the new military facility was checked by the head of the Main Directorate of Combat Training of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Colonel-General Ivan Buvaltsev.

    "The new training places are equipped taking into account the experience of conducting SVO and ensure the safe use of all types of small arms, grenade launchers, as well as conducting tactical exercises," Ivan Buvaltsev noted.

    At the end of the work at the military training ground, Colonel-General Buvaltsev presented awards to representatives of the Military Construction Complex, the Main Directorate of Combat Training of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and other servicemen who proved themselves during the construction and development of the landfill infrastructure in the new territories.

    https://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12481860@egNews

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    Post  franco Thu Oct 12, 2023 10:48 pm

    Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded the honorary name "Guards" to the 78th anti-aircraft missile Brigade. The relevant decree was published on the official portal of legal information on Thursday, October 12.

    "For mass heroism and bravery, fortitude and courage shown by the regiment's personnel in combat operations to protect the Fatherland and state interests in armed conflicts," the reasons for naming the unit are listed in the document.

    It is noted that the decree comes into force from the date of its signing.

    On October 9, the Russian leader signed a decree posthumously conferring the title of Hero of Russia to private Dmitry Egorov of the Russian army. As noted in the decree, the soldier who died in battle near the village of Novomayorskoye of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) was awarded the title for courage and heroism shown by him in the performance of military duty.

    Earlier, on October 7, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu presented Private 155th Separate Marine Brigade of the Pacific Fleet Egorov to the title of Hero of the Russian Federation. The award will be awarded posthumously.

    https://iz-ru.translate.goog/1588324/2023-10-12/putin-prisvoil-78-i-zenitnoi-raketnoi-brigade-naimenovanie-gvardeiskaia?_x_tr_sl=ru&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=wapp

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    Post  franco Thu Oct 26, 2023 6:18 pm

    Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded the honorary name “Guards” to the 32nd Engineer Regiment. This was stated on October 26 in a decree of the head of state published on the official portal of legal information.

    As noted in the document, the regiment received the honorary name “for mass heroism and courage, fortitude and courage shown by the regiment’s personnel in combat operations to protect the Fatherland and state interests in armed conflicts.”

    In another decree, for similar merits, Putin awarded the honorary name “Guards” to the 119th Missile Brigade.

    It is noted that both decrees came into force from the date of their signing.

    Prior to this, on October 12, the President of the Russian Federation signed a decree assigning the honorary name “Guards” to the 78th anti-aircraft missile brigade.

    On October 9, the Russian leader signed a decree on the posthumous awarding of the title of Hero of Russia to private Russian army Dmitry Egorov. As noted in the decree, the military man who died in battle near the village of Novomayorskoye, Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) was awarded the title for the courage and heroism he showed in the performance of his military duty.

    Earlier, on October 7, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu nominated private 155th Separate Marine Brigade of the Pacific Fleet Egorov to the title of Hero of the Russian Federation . The award was awarded posthumously.

    https://iz-ru.translate.goog/1595471/2023-10-26/putin-prisvoil-naimenovanie-gvardeiskii-32-mu-inzhenerno-sapernomu-polku?_x_tr_sl=ru&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=wapp

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    Post  franco Wed Nov 01, 2023 11:37 am


    MOSCOW, November 1 - RIA Novosti. More than 93 thousand specialists have been trained to operate high-tech weapons in 2023, some of them will go to the Northern Military District zone, said Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

    “The widespread use of high-tech weapons during a special military operation has necessitated an increase in the number of military personnel capable of using them effectively, taking into account combat experience,” Shoigu said during a thematic conference call.

    “As part of solving this problem, more than 93 thousand specialists have been trained this year,” he added. The minister explained that over 25 thousand of them are intended to supplement troop groups, as well as newly formed formations and military units.

    According to Shoigu, the results of the exams showed that the trainees had acquired knowledge and skills at the proper level, which allowed them to begin performing their official duties without additional training in the military.

    https://ria-ru.translate.goog/20231101/oruzhie-1906657848.html?_x_tr_sl=ru&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=wapp

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    Post  franco Wed Nov 08, 2023 10:36 pm

    Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded honorary titles to the 16th Separate Khingan Guards (Spetsnaz), 35th Tallinn Order of the Red Star (Motor Rifle) and 297th Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigades. The corresponding decrees were posted on the official Internet portal of legal information on Wednesday, November 8.

    “For mass heroism and courage, fortitude and courage shown by the brigade’s personnel in combat operations to protect the Fatherland and state interests in armed conflicts” - such wording is contained in the documents.

    The order comes into force from the date of its signing.

    Earlier that day, Putin awarded the rank of Colonel General to the commander of the Vostok group, Andrei Kuzmenko. Also, three officers received the rank of lieutenant general and another 11 - major general.

    Prior to this, on November 2, a solemn ceremony was held at the Vishnevsky Hospital in Moscow to present state awards to soldiers who were injured during the special operation to protect Donbass. Distinguished military personnel were awarded 25 state awards, including 14 Orders of Courage, six medals “For Courage”, four medals “For Bravery”, the Suvorov Medal and the Order “For Merit for the Fatherland” IV degree with swords.

    https://iz-ru.translate.goog/1601972/2023-11-08/putin-prisvoil-pochetnye-naimenovaniia-neskolkim-brigadam-vs-rf?_x_tr_sl=ru&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=wapp

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    Post  franco Tue Dec 12, 2023 9:56 pm

    Yaroslav Diulin from Lugansk became the one and a half millionth participant in the Yunarmiya movement. This was reported by the Russian Ministry of Defense. The dedication ceremony took place at the Young Guard Museum in the city of Krasnodon on the territory of the Lugansk People's Republic.

    A teleconference with Moscow was arranged for the guys joining the Yunarmiya in Krasnodon. The newly accepted Youth Army members were congratulated by the movement’s chief of staff, Nikita Nagorny. The first Youth Army member Ignat Eliseev from the Yaroslavl region and the millionth Youth Army participant from the Moscow region, Arseny Babashov, addressed their new comrades. “The number of children joining the ranks of the Youth Army in the city of Krasnodon was 30 people. Thus, the total number of Youth Army members after this ceremony exceeded the mark of one and a half million people. Young Army members from all 89 constituent entities of the Russian Federation joined the ceremony via video conferencing,” said Nikita Nagorny.

    On Constitution Day, December 12, throughout Russia, as always, mass ceremonies were held for the admission of children into the ranks of the All-Russian children's and youth military-patriotic public movement "Yunarmia".

    https://tvzvezda-ru.translate.goog/news/202312122334-PxTbn.html?_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en-GB&_x_tr_pto=nui&_x_tr_hist=true

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    Post  franco Mon Dec 18, 2023 8:28 pm

    Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded the honorary title “Guards” to the 41st Combined Arms Red Banner Army. This was stated on December 18 in decree, published on the official portal of legal information.

    The document notes that the honorary title was received “for mass heroism and courage, steadfastness and courage shown by the regiment’s personnel in combat operations to defend the Fatherland and state interests in armed conflicts.”

    Also, the honorary name “Guards” was assigned to the 100th separate reconnaissance brigade, the 49th anti-aircraft missile brigade and the 177th separate marine regiment.

    All decrees came into force from the moment of signing.

    https://iz-ru.translate.goog/1622536/2023-12-18/putin-prisvoil-naimenovanie-gvardeiskoi-31-i-obshchevoiskovoi-armii?_x_tr_sl=ru&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=wapp

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    Post  franco Wed Dec 20, 2023 12:14 pm

    MOSCOW, December 19. /TASS/. All 2023 targets set for the military construction complex were fulfilled and more than 2,700 buildings and structures were commissioned, with the main attention paid to infrastructure for the strategic nuclear forces, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said.

    "The main attention was paid to the development of infrastructure for strategic nuclear forces. This year, 592 high-tech facilities have been built to accommodate the Sarmat, Avangard and Yars missile systems. The infrastructure for strategic systems armed with nuclear cruise missiles of unlimited range Burevestnik and carriers of unmanned underwater vehicles Poseidon is being created at an accelerated pace," he said at an enlarged meeting of the Defense Ministry’s board.

    Shoigu also noted that in Severomorsk the construction had been completed of a power center to supply the facilities of the Northern Fleet. A full-fledged naval base had been built at the main base of the Caspian Flotilla. The overhaul and upgrade of airfield facilities at Baltimor, Lipetsk and Chkalovsky was also completed for the accommodation of all types of modern aircraft.

    More than a thousand apartment buildings and other facilities in military garrisons were built in 2023.

    Shoigu also noted that the construction of nine new modern military hospitals would be completed in Russia's regions in the next three months. He also added that this year a training and laboratory building of the Pskov State University’s medical department was commissioned. About 850 military medics have begun to undergo training there.

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    Post  franco Wed Dec 20, 2023 12:54 pm

    Putins and Shoigu's annual review speeches to the Defense College yesterday from the MoD website. Lot's of info, too much to just copy and paste.

    https://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12491871@egNews

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    Post  JohninMK Thu Dec 28, 2023 11:24 am

    More than 640 thousand contract soldiers serve in the Russian Armed Forces (AF). This number was revealed by the Russian Ministry of Defense in the report “Army in Figures - 2023,” RBC reports.

    According to the publication, these figures were announced for the first time since the beginning of the special military operation (SVO).

    The defense department also clarified the number of military personnel serving in the country’s Army Combat Reserve (BARS) - there were more than 40 thousand of them in the Russian Armed Forces.

    #in_country, #army
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    Post  franco Thu Dec 28, 2023 6:07 pm

    JohninMK wrote:More than 640 thousand contract soldiers serve in the Russian Armed Forces (AF). This number was revealed by the Russian Ministry of Defense in the report “Army in Figures - 2023,” RBC reports.

    According to the publication, these figures were announced for the first time since the beginning of the special military operation (SVO).

    The defense department also clarified the number of military personnel serving in the country’s Army Combat Reserve (BARS) - there were more than 40 thousand of them in the Russian Armed Forces.

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    This number was revealed by the Russian Ministry of Defense in the report “Army in Figures - 2023,” RBC reports. DOES ANYONE HAVE A LINK TO THIS? Visited the MoD Website but unable to locate it.
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    Post  franco Mon Jan 01, 2024 3:20 am

    In 2023, more than 20 Russian units received the name “Guards”. Among them are motorized rifle, helicopter, aviation, engineer sapper regiments, anti-aircraft, missile, artillery and reconnaissance brigades, as well as the Black Sea Fleet frigate Admiral Makarov. The 41st Red Banner Army also became a guards army. Experts note that the appearance of the guard is an important moment. Now other military units of the Russian Armed Forces have an understanding of who to emulate: in the guards units there are people not just with combat, but with victorious experience.

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    Post  JohninMK Tue Jan 02, 2024 7:28 pm

    Emergency backup stocks found by a drone in Siberia. Smile

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    Post  franco Mon Jan 08, 2024 2:51 pm

    In the combined arms association of the Central Military District (CVO), stationed in Siberia, the number of military personnel with class qualifications assigned based on the results of tests for assigning class qualifications in the 2023 academic year increased by more than 10 percent.

    According to the results of the completed training period, more than 2 thousand military personnel became class specialists. The assignment of class qualifications is carried out during special tests that a serviceman passes, depending on his military accounting specialty. Special tests include the implementation of a set of standards for special, fire and physical training.

    Military personnel with excellent qualifications are paid a monthly monetary reward from 5 to 30 percent.

    https://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12494971@egNews

    NOTE: good opportunity to explain the pay allowances of the Russian military
    - base salary based on rank and time of service
    - combat duty as in the SVO
    - twice a year individual class qualifications occur (as mentioned in the article)
    - twice a year unit class qualifications occur (highest unit rating obtain "Shock Unit" rating and allowance bonuses)
    - Guard units receive higher pay rate
    - cost of living allowance depending upon where stationed
    - cost of living depending upon number of dependents
    - postings in remote and harsh climates count as 1.5-2 times service time (ie 6 months stationed in a remote Arctic post counts as 12 months of service re pensions and retirement)
    - Defense media policy is to avoid identifying units by names or numbers unless they are really getting a "that a boy"... if you are familiar with the Russian military then you would know that the "combined arms association of the Central Military District (CVO), stationed in Siberia" is in fact the 41st Combined Arms Army russia

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    Post  franco Tue Jan 09, 2024 12:30 pm

    Priorities for the future. What will the Russian army be armed with in 2024?
    The Russian Armed Forces will receive new types of weapons in 2024

    MOSCOW, January 9 - RIA Novosti, Andrey Kots. The special military operation greatly influenced the plans of the leadership of the Ministry of Defense to rearm the army.

    New regiments and divisions

    The coming year is extremely important for Russia. In October, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev recalled that in 2024 it is planned to form an army corps, seven divisions, 19 brigades, 49 regiments and a flotilla in the Armed Forces. This will require about 450 thousand people. Earlier, back in January 2023, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced an increase in the size of the army to one and a half million people by 2026.

    A complete list of new parts and connections is unknown. However, already in December 2022, plans were announced to create five marine divisions within the Navy - one for each fleet and the Caspian flotilla. Two more divisions will likely be formed within two combined arms armies.
    As for the army corps, perhaps all volunteer units will be combined into it. In 2023 alone, more than 80 thousand people volunteered to go to the Northern Military District zone. According to the contract, as reported by the Ministry of Defense, up to one and a half thousand soldiers were recruited per day.

    Of course, new formations need to be provided not only with personnel, but also with weapons. At the end of October, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov announced the total amount of defense spending in 2024 - almost 11 trillion rubles. The lion's share will go to the purchase of military equipment. The domestic defense industry has to work hard: it is necessary to saturate not only new units, but also units on the front line with everything necessary.
    “Taking into account additional budgetary allocations in 2024, the volume of purchases and repairs of weapons and military equipment will increase,” Sergei Shoigu said at the end of November. “In the current conditions, it is necessary to ensure an advanced supply of weapons, military and special equipment to the troops, as well as to increase the production capabilities of enterprises military-industrial complex for the production and repair of the most popular models."

    Drones for the army

    In recent decades, the ground forces of many countries have been financed on a residual basis - the United States relied on the Air Force and Navy. Russia was no exception in this regard, but the Ukrainian conflict put everything in place.

    It became clear that a large-scale war requires a lot of equipment. It needs to be constantly improved, adapting to new weapons that the enemy has, damaged vehicles need to be repaired somewhere. And the priority in rearmament shifted towards the army.
    The Ground Forces will continue to receive modern main battle tanks. First of all, the T-90M Proryv, T-72B3M and T-80BVM, which have proven themselves well in combat. New cars are significantly different from pre-war ones. They received additional armor, equipment for suppressing UAVs, and modern communications equipment. Many are equipped with a factory-made “visor” - a lattice superstructure over the turret with dynamic protection modules for defense against “roof-killing ATGMs” and kamikaze drones.

    Motorized rifle units will receive vehicles, BTR-82A armored personnel carriers, BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicles and modernized BMP-2M. The latter began to enter the troops only in 2020. Their difference from the early “twos” is the Berezhok combat module, equipped with a 30-mm automatic cannon, an automatic grenade launcher, a machine gun and four Kornet ATGMs. The vehicle has an updated fire control system, ensuring round-the-clock use, automatic target tracking and increased shooting accuracy.
    The artillerymen will receive 152-mm Msta-S self-propelled guns and the latest Malva wheeled howitzers, which first entered service with the troops in the fall of 2023. What is even more important: next year the promising self-propelled gun "Coalition-SV", which the troops have been waiting for a long time, will go into serial production. It will become the longest-range weapon in the Russian army. The Coalition can fire a high-explosive fragmentation projectile at a range of 40 kilometers, and a guided projectile at 70 kilometers. This is more than enough for effective counter-battery warfare.

    Of course, the army will continue to be replenished with drones, which have long become consumables. Today, Russia surpasses Ukraine both in the number of UAVs and in their combat capabilities and the number of varieties.
    In 2024, the long-awaited Izdeliye-53, another version of the famous Lancet kamikaze drone, should go into service with the troops. All that is known about the new UAV is that its range is over 60 kilometers and it will be designed to operate in a “flock.”

    Fifth generation regiment

    The command of the Aerospace Forces confirmed the combat use of the fifth-generation Su-57 fighter in the Northern Military District zone, but no details are publicly available. The pace of construction, however, is increasing. From 2020 to 2022, about ten machines were delivered to the customer. About the same number of VKS received in 2023. Thus, already in 2024, the first Su-57 aviation regiment will appear as part of the Aerospace Forces. It is planned to equip two more air units with new aircraft, and the Ministry of Defense has ordered 76 fighters in total.

    Of course, the construction of well-proven machines of the previous generation will continue. These are Su-30SM and Su-35S fighters, as well as Su-34 fighter-bombers, Il-76MD-90A military transport aircraft, Mi-8, Mi-28NM and Ka-52 helicopters. The latter will most likely be supplied in the Ka-52M version with a modernized optical-electronic system, a new radar, new sighting and navigation systems, and improved ergonomics. The main weapon of the helicopter will be the Izdeliye 305 anti-tank guided missile system, capable of hitting targets at a distance of up to 14.5 kilometers.
    The Russian strategic aviation fleet will also be replenished. In 2023, the Aerospace Forces received four Tu-160s - two new and two modernized. Probably, no less will enter the army in 2024. But we definitely won’t see the promising long-range aviation complex (PAK DA) next year. In early December, Rostec announced that scientific work had been completed to create a testbed base, where the new bomber had yet to be tested. It will be put into service no earlier than 2027.

    Return of the "admirals"

    The largest addition that awaits the Russian Navy in 2024 is the return to service after repair and modernization of the heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov and the heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser (TARKr) Admiral Nakhimov. When the latter returns to the fleet, the second TARKr of this project, the Peter the Great, serving in the Northern Fleet, will be repaired.

    In addition, in 2024, the third frigate of Project 22350, Admiral Golovko, should join the Northern Fleet. Two more ships of the "admiral series" - "Admiral Isakov" and "Admiral Amelko" - are planned to be launched this year. The Black Sea Fleet will be replenished with the Project 20380 corvette "Strict" and two small missile ships of Project 22800 "Karakurt". Two more will go to the Pacific Ocean.
    The submarine forces will also be replenished with pennants. In 2024, the Northern Fleet will include the Project 955A nuclear submarine "Prince Pozharsky" - already the eighth Borei in the Navy. The Northern Fleet is expected to receive two multi-purpose nuclear submarines of Project 885M Yasen-M - Arkhangelsk and Ulyanovsk. In addition, the Pacific Fleet will receive the last, sixth diesel-electric submarine of Project 636.3 "Yakutsk".

    In 2024, the fleet will continue to receive Zircon hypersonic missiles, of which there are more and more of them. The country's leadership clearly considers the construction of this weapon a priority. This is understandable: in fact, this is the same asymmetric weapon that can be used to repel aircraft carrier strike groups.

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