Actually, the fact that our military recognized the complete collapse of both the system of military psychologists and workers with personnel, this is not bad. What is the point in the invention of the next bike, if they ride along the streets for how many years?
Well, we built it and finally ... No, we did not build it, we recreated it? The main military-political management of the Armed Forces! On July 30, the relevant decree of President Vladimir Putin was published on the official legal information portal.
"To appoint Colonel-General Andrei Kartapolov as Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation - Chief of the Main Military-Political Directorate of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, relieving him of his position"
Judging by the personality of the general appointed to the newly emerging position, management is not ordinary. Deputy Minister at the head. Andrei Kartapolov is not just a general. He is a very high quality, not a cabinet general.
Appointment perceive with approval. At the previous position (head of the ZVO) Kartapolov proved to be a competent military man, so he is quite capable of trying to pull out a newborn project.
His service record includes not only command of formations at the level of the army and districts, but also service in the headquarters of various levels, including the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces. And no one has forgotten the command of the grouping in Syria.
So what happened? Defense Minister Shoigu decided to revive GlavPPur? “Zampolit political commissars, and still commissioners” are returning to the units? Again, party representatives in the army? Which party? There were a lot of questions. The Ministry of Defense itself doesn’t give any answers to the Ministry of Defense itself.
The first, and probably the most important question - is it worth to expect in the near future "invasion" of political leaders into the army?
The answer, in our opinion, is obvious. Not! Why? Yes, simply because they, these same political politicians, are not available. Just physically not. And get nowhere.
In the USSR, there was a well-functioning system of training political workers. A whole network of military-political schools prepared deputy politicians for various types and types of troops. That is, not just political workers came to the troops, but people who had some knowledge in specific military areas.
At the same time, political workers were a fairly separate caste in the army. Even the advancement in military rank and promotion depended more on the decision of a higher political body than on the commander of a unit or unit.
Some clarity in this matter was introduced by the new head of the department, General Kartapolov. 1 September 2018 was a meeting of the Head of the Political Administration with the cadets of the Military University of the Ministry of Defense.
The meeting began with the congratulations of the cadets on behalf of the Minister of Defense with the beginning of the school year. And then General Kartapolov spoke about the management and the upcoming tasks for its formation.
According to the general, the formation of the management structure should end by March 1 2019. And this work includes three stages.
The first stage. Prior to 1 October, 2018 was eliminated by the General Directorate for Work with Personnel. The staff of this department, after passing the corresponding recertification, will become part of the Main Directorate of the RF Armed Forces.
7 administrations and one (military heraldic) service will be formed. A referral will be created on the basis of the disbanded personnel management department. The direction of military discipline and crime prevention.
The Military University, the Department of Culture and the Office for Work with Citizens' Appeals are also being transferred to the GUVP.
The second stage. Before 1 December 2018, a structure of political bodies was created at all levels of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation down to the regiments.
Emphasize this nuance. “Up to the regiments” is top down. That is, regimental political workers - this will be (so far) the lowest level. We will see further.
The third stage. Until 1 in March 2019, a system of training personnel for political bodies is organized on the basis of the Military University and military schools of the types and types of troops. Here it is necessary to note one small detail.
Training, according to Kartapolov, will be conducted according to the new federal state educational standards developed taking into account the proposed model of a military-political worker.
Can anyone explain what model a modern military-political worker should be? Probably, this model is super-discreet. Well, not the "UAZ-Patriot", in the end ...
The general got much better explanation for the creation of the Main Department.
"The main goal of the military-political bodies being created is to form a warrior-statist - a reliable and loyal defender of the Fatherland, a carrier of traditional spiritual and moral values of Russian society - statehood, spirituality and patriotism!"
True, even here a quite reasonable question arises about the political component of the work. Rather, we can talk about a new ideological component of our state. Statehood, spirituality, patriotism!
True, in order to talk about the ideological component, it is necessary to adopt at the state level the state ideology. Then everything will fall into place.
And what, perhaps, is quite suitable for our country set. A bit of plagiarism, however, smacks. Orthodoxy, autocracy, nationality. But I think the Minister of Education of the Russian Empire, Sergei Semenovich Uvarov, will not be offended. With the French "Freedom, equality, fraternity" we somehow did not succeed. Repeatedly.
The main goal of the work of future "political politicians" was also voiced.
"The main tasks should be the formation of an ideologically convinced, strong spirit of the personality of the serviceman, cohesive military teams capable of performing tasks for the purpose in any conditions, the formation of the patriotic consciousness of the military, civilian personnel of the armed forces, as well as military-patriotic work with all citizens of Russia and above all with the youth. "
To be honest, I tried to find in the speech of the general a mention of the political component in the work of his administration. I had to bow my head before the knowledge and skills of the new head of the political (!) Management.
Do not break the general law! Indeed, the Law "On the Status of Military Personnel" (Art. 10, p. 7) explicitly states that members of the armed forces are prohibited from participating in the work of political parties: "... to use the official position in the interests of political parties and public, including religious, associations, as well as to promote attitudes towards them."
On the whole, it seems that the Ministry of Defense first created something, and then got lost in the names and attempts to figure out what, in fact, was created.
And it turns out that, despite the letter “P”, meaning “political” in the title, there is no political component in the GVPU. At least for now. And there is no ideological, since there is no official ideology. There is only educational.
Not bad, it is possible that this strange parade of the PR project "Yunarmiya" will also fall under the jurisdiction of the GPU. Perhaps Kartapolov will be able to give this ridiculous, but beautifully externally created, some kind of impulse to real things.
If you copy the Soviet system, then copy completely, in an amicable way. From "voluntary societies" to help everyone and everything, to truly "deputy political instructors."
Then there will be no abyss that exists today. The gap between education and upbringing. Educators will be educators in schools, in lyceums, in universities, in the army, and not as animators who inspired the public, as they do today.
Maybe that's why it was just such a general who led the “newborn”. Of chronic winners. Andrei Valerievich Kartapolov is somehow not trained to lose. It means that it will be very possible.
In any case, we sincerely wish Andrei Valerievich success in his new endeavors. Although, we admit, we cannot even imagine everything that he will have to face.