Contents tagged with Armed Forces of Russian Federation

  • Crimea is not meeting Russia’s conscription quotas for contract servicemen

    The Military Registration and Enlistment office of the annexed Crimea, under the authority of the Kremlin, was ordered to recruit 1,400 contractors to serve in the Armed Forces of Russia, as reported on the Crimean website, Kryminform, citing the head of the Department of Training and Conscription, Vadim Meshalkin.

    "We received an order for 1,400 contracted soldiers. So far, about 650 people have expressed their desire to serve...Documents submitted for the remainder are under consideration,” …

  • More than 500 conscripts from Crimea will serve in the territory of Russia

    About 500 conscripts from the annexed Crimea will be sent for military service in the Russian Federation, as stated by the military commissioner of the Crimea controlled by the Kremlin, Oleg Yermilov, as reported by Krym.Realii.

    "We will send [for military service] about 500 people who will serve in different types of armed forces," he said.

    Yermilov added that the recruits will be sent mainly to the Moscow and Rostov regions of Russia.The transfer of conscripts will take place after November …

  • Kremlin: Russian Army will be equipped with hypersonic missiles by 2022

    Between 2020 and 2022 the Russian Defense ministry expects to acquire aeronautical missiles which fly at hypersonic speeds (five or more times faster than the speed of sound), Deputy Defense Minister Yuriy Borisov announced at the MAKS 2017 air show, as reported by TASS.

    “In the aviation industry, in the UAC [United Aircraft Corporation] there are plans to create various versions of aeronautical means to use hypersonic technology. But there is still more to this. We hope to acquire weaponry,” …

  • Over 1,700 residents of the Crimea were conscripted into the Russian military this year

    As of June 23, more nearly two thousand Crimean residents have arrived at the units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation for military service, Krym.Realii reported with the reference to the data of the Southern Military District of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

    “The Military Registration and Enlistment Offices of the annexed Crimea have met more than 80% of the goal of springtime conscription into the Russian Army. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation …

  • Russia to Deploy Three New Divisions along Western Border

    The Russian Minister of Defense, Sergey Shoygu, stated that three new divisions of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation will be deployed along the Western border in 2016.

    “I can’t but mention such a critical task, which is the formation of three divisions in Western direction. The task is extremely important,” Shoygu said. The Minister of Defense stressed that alongside the creation of the new divisions, there is a need to set up proper infrastructure including barracks, firing ranges …