When a question is raised in our country about a specific day for the creation of the Armed Forces of the country, the majority will answer that this day is February 23rd. And the answer will be justified: that is why February 23 is Defender of the Fatherland Day. And for many Russians there will be news the fact that the day of the creation of the Armed Forces of Russia is celebrated on May 7. On May 7, 1992, the President of the Russian Federation signed a decree on measures to create both the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Defense.
The command of the Armed Forces is carried out by the Supreme Commander of the RF Armed Forces, which, on the basis of the country's Basic Law, is the president. Command and control is carried out through interaction with the bodies of the Ministry of Defense, including the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the country.
To date, several military districts have been formed in Russia: Eastern, Central, Southern, Western, as well as a separate military-territorial association - the Northern Fleet of the Russian Navy.
The Southern Military District includes 3 combined arms armies, the Air Force and Air Defense Army, the Black Sea Fleet, the 22nd Army Corps and the Caspian flotilla.
The composition of the Central Military District today is as follows: three combined arms armies, including the 2nd Guards Red Banner, 201st military base, and aviation Kant base (Kyrgyzstan).
Eastern Military District: 4 combined arms armies, including the 5th and 35th Red Banners, the Air Force and Air Defense Army (11th) and the Pacific Fleet.
Western Military District: 2 Red Banner Combined Arms, 1 Guards tank Army, Air Force and Air Defense Army, Baltic Fleet.
The Northern Fleet, which, as noted, has the status equivalent to a military district, currently has the following formations: three brigades, including the 80th Arctic, the Air Force and Air Defense Army, the Belomorsky Base, the Kola Flotilla, the surface and submarine forces of the fleet.
As you know, a mixed form of service is retained in the Armed Forces of Russia - contract and conscription service. At the same time, every year the percentage of contracted military personnel in the RF Armed Forces is growing.
Military Review congratulates the Armed Forces on the Day of the formation of the army and navy of the Russian Federation.