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Portrait of an average Russian rookie today

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The strength of any army depends on many factors. This is the availability of modern military equipment, and good funding, and the talented commanders leading it. All this is important, but the basis of the armed forces, their foundation on which everything rests, is an ordinary soldier.


The Russian army can safely and without false modesty be called one of the strongest armies in the world. Of course, many contract soldiers serve on a professional basis in it, but most of the Russian soldiers are still serving on conscription.

I’ll try to make a portrait of the average soldier who fell into the armed forces of the country on an “urgent basis”. And in order to do this, you need to understand why young people of military age are joining the army, what motivates them to serve today.

From graduates to draftees


A couple of years ago, we conducted a survey among the graduates of the schools of the Novgorod region who want to serve in the army. 400 yesterday's students in urban and rural schools were asked to answer why they need it. It was not unexpected that the motivation of the guys from villages and cities was different.

Least of all go to the army due to the fact that they like the military profession. There are only 10 percent of such among the townspeople, and 4 percent among the rural guys.

The maximum percentage of children from the city, according to the survey, 32 percent go to the army, fearing responsibility for evading service. Most rural residents have different reasons. About 30 percent of them consider themselves patriots, so they consider military service prestigious. Still as many conscripts from villages are sure that military service will temper them and make them real men.

Do young people want to join the army?


Too many of the Russian conscripts who join the army willingly seek to join elite units. For example, many people want to serve in the airborne troops or in the Marine Corps. They prepare in advance for military service in order to meet the selection criteria.

There are isolated curious cases when they go to the army to serve again. For example, one Dagestan guy went to serve a second time instead of his younger brother, as he was soon about to get married, and the older one liked the service. Outwardly, they were a bit similar, so the elder posing as the younger. Perhaps this is a local Dagestan bike, but as they say, "for what I bought, for that I sell."

The draft commissions today record cases where recruits with health problems hide them in order to go to serve.

There are, and often quite the opposite, cases when conscripts try to "slope" from the army in different ways. Some of them do not want to "waste time", others are simply afraid of difficulties or hazing, others do not want to pick up weapon due to pacifist views. Each has its own reasons. Of course, for the latter there is an alternative service, but not everyone wants to take revenge on the streets or look after the sick.

Dodgers are trying to get a medical certificate about poor health or trying to hide, moving away from social networks and leaving to hell. But the last option in our country, as in many others, is criminally punished. And the number of draft dodgers in Russia is decreasing from year to year.

Physical and mental health


In the 90s, one of the main reasons for the dropout of draftees by the medical board was the insufficient weight of the draftee. Today, the soldier, of course, has become “more well-fed”. Now they are not taking into the army due to other medical reasons. Some time ago, about 15 years or more, mental disorders, often complicated by alcohol and drug abuse, were leading among them. Now the leaders are flat feet, problems with the spine and other diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

I also note that even if the conscript does not join the army, passing a medical examination may be useful to him. After all, there were cases when a medical examination at the military registration and enlistment office promptly revealed serious diseases at an early stage and, as a result, allowed the young man to cope with them with the help of doctors.

But, in general, at least half of the young men undergoing a medical examination at the military registration and enlistment office do not experience any noticeable health problems.

Portrait of an average Russian recruit


Of course, a variety of guys are joining the army. But you can try to draw an approximate average portrait of a Russian recruit.


So, this is a 19 year old guy or a little older. He has a secondary vocational education. And having studied at a college or technical school, he enters the army, often already having a military registration or close specialty.

The rookie graduated from high school and even managed to work or to study.

The guy grew up in a complete family, has no negative experience with law enforcement agencies. He had not yet managed to marry and have children. The young man considers himself a believer, but is unlikely to comply with all the canons and regularly visits the temple.

He has no special health complaints, but he was not noticed in regular sports.

The average rookie is distrustful and may be “sharp on the tongue,” but at the same time, the spirit of respect for his elders is not lost, despite the fact that modern youth is often ranked precisely as an disrespectful mass, for whose members only their own self is important.

Actually, the portrait turns out to be rather positive and inspiring confidence that the defense of the Fatherland is in good hands in our country.
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  1. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 11 June 2020 10: 44 New
    15
    But when it was once ...HONORARY OBLIGATION ...
    And the girls practically did not look at the unaccompanied ...
    1. neri73-r
      neri73-r 11 June 2020 10: 51 New
      -1
      With proper work of state bodies, as well as public organizations directed by them, all this can be returned. Just make it fashionable.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 11 June 2020 10: 55 New
        0
        Everything can be returned ... because much is laid in the foundation, it must be continued, developed, and then it will go on itself.
        1. Threaded screw
          Threaded screw 11 June 2020 12: 33 New
          +4
          Everything can be returned ...
          Fiction, now everything around the shoulder blade is spinning.
          1. Lexus
            Lexus 11 June 2020 22: 27 New
            10
            NATO has never been so close to rout. / Sarcasm /

            Not for the sake of this disgrace my conscripts dragged on themselves the 2nd "Chechnya".
            1. Outsider
              Outsider 17 June 2020 02: 57 New
              0
              - About the same now, blacks are doing with whites in the United States.
        2. Kronos
          Kronos 11 June 2020 12: 52 New
          +6
          Maybe it’s better to develop a contract?
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 11 June 2020 12: 55 New
            +1
            Russia has ALWAYS been defended by the whole world! To do this, prepare RESERVES ... better than urgent, until they come up with nothing.
            How many years have passed, and many remember how to pull the shutter, pull the pin, hold onto the levers !!! soldier
            1. lis-ik
              lis-ik 11 June 2020 19: 31 New
              +5
              Quote: rocket757
              Russia has ALWAYS been defended by the whole world! To do this, prepare RESERVES ... better than urgent, until they come up with nothing.
              How many years have passed, and many remember how to pull the shutter, pull the pin, hold onto the levers !!! soldier

              Recently decided to test myself. Purely from my mind and memory I did not remember how to wind the footcloths, how to disassemble and assemble the machine gun and pistol. Hands and developed motor skills themselves did everything. So that no contract will surpass the skill and skills driven by sergeants and ensigns. And they meet levers and mechanisms on a citizen every day. If you want to.
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 11 June 2020 19: 36 New
                +6
                Automatic, footcloths, non-problems, but further along the VUS it is more difficult. The technique has changed a lot. Rather, it is possible to choose something closer to the current profession, it is also required in the troops.
                1. Normal ok
                  Normal ok 12 June 2020 06: 57 New
                  0
                  Quote: rocket757
                  Automatic, footcloths, non-problems, but further along the VUS it is more difficult. The technique has changed a lot. Rather, it is possible to choose something closer to the current profession, it is also required in the troops.

                  I agree. Sechias, after almost 20 years, I can hardly count the battery shooting. Yes, and new devices have appeared.
                  1. boni592807
                    boni592807 17 June 2020 17: 08 New
                    0
                    We solve the issue hi :
                    There is a solution in the Federal Law - calling for those in the reserve for retraining. Where is it? And with a "sudden visit to partners," the staff does not resolve all issues. Those. mobilization and reserve required. But as IT, everything is there or ... Missiles DO NOT decide everything, under Khrushchev they passed, in Afghanistan they specified and the current experience is hardly different.
                    NVP, at least at the level of the USSR with the possibility of training in a higher education institution in DOSAF.
                    There were a scout movement in the Republic of Ingushetia, and then in the USSR it has not yet degenerated into window dressing and bureaucracy on the basis of the scout movement - pioneering. Who is scout - scout, motto - Faith, Fatherland, Family (correct, possibly inaccuracy).
                    For a good example of working with the reserve and the readiness of the reservists in civilian life, see Switzerland. Read how they have ...
                    The issue of handling weapons, in the United States since childhood shooting clubs, in the USSR - NVP or in the family a hunter, ...
                    Instead of “Zarnitsa” for schoolchildren and reservists - on the basis of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation - airsoft. Those. training of recruits (maintenance of reservists) DB tactics are single and up to and including the company without interruption from work (study) - on settled days - days off - holidays. With the passage of retraining in the Republic of Belarus at the Republic of Ingushetia, competitions of the educational institution, unit, place of work and retraining - experience including USSR (RB, BSambo, bayonet battle ...).
                    The benefit to the state is a healthy, skillful, trained nation, and with "visiting guests" as a min. ready-made units at the AFP level in the field. And further on a situation ...
                    Who wants to do is looking for an opportunity, who does NOT want to look for excuses. And the "partners" will not forget us, as long as there is Russia. hi
        3. Uralec
          Uralec 11 June 2020 17: 16 New
          -4
          Quote: rocket757
          Everything can be returned ... because much is laid in the foundation, it must be continued, developed, and then it will go on itself.

          I am sure of this Victor! As if we didn’t spit in our souls and weren’t hungry, but we didn’t bite the spiritual foundation .. Let them rage ..
          I recently read an interview with some veteran of the Second World War .. The question was asked him by a sly journalist ..
          Here you are, the steel generation won the hardest war and then restored the country and even brought it into the largest world power!
          And the current generation can, just like you, in case of what?
          The veteran thought for a while and firmly said CAN, IT IS RUSSIA !!!
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 11 June 2020 17: 49 New
            +1
            I won’t tell you for the whole of Odessa, but in Russia there will always be everyone who is needed, when necessary!
            1. Uralec
              Uralec 11 June 2020 19: 36 New
              -5
              Quote: rocket757
              I won’t tell you for the whole of Odessa, but in Russia there will always be everyone who is needed, when necessary!

              I agree, but most importantly. So that some comrades do not head it .. Otherwise, there will again be blood and devastation in Russia! hi
              Something tired people in Russia all endure whistles in Moscow
              Here is the song Gorky Park I remember Victor .. They sing beautifully. But not ours!

              And yet it catches .. drinks good
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 11 June 2020 19: 45 New
                0
                Rock it and rock in Africa!
                But, I absorbed the spirit and will of the Leningrad Rock Club, I have Russian in spirit and liking.
                TSOI IS ALIVE!!! soldier
                1. Uralec
                  Uralec 11 June 2020 19: 56 New
                  -7
                  Quote: rocket757
                  Rock it and rock in Africa!
                  But, I absorbed the spirit and will of the Leningrad Rock Club, I have Russian in spirit and liking.
                  TSOI IS ALIVE!!! soldier

                  Tsoi is alive !!!! And Brother too .. hi good drinks

                  Well, you have to remember youth .. And then these libenres already got hi wink
                  1. rocket757
                    rocket757 11 June 2020 21: 51 New
                    +1
                    There are many people, people are different, everyone has different tastes ... they don’t argue about them.
                    1. Lexus
                      Lexus 11 June 2020 22: 34 New
                      +4
                      Victor hi
                      This MIHANIZATION of the whole country on a military couch arrived in time. laughing
                      1. rocket757
                        rocket757 12 June 2020 08: 47 New
                        +1
                        Alexey soldier
                        Well, I pointed out that people are different ... someone can, like the Phoenix, be reborn, and someone likes how this, many-sided AAA, Janus, change their identities.
                        If the first, rebirth-rebirth, as it is clear, then the second, to be many-sided AAA, Janus, is very amateurish.
              2. Living7111972
                Living7111972 13 June 2020 09: 15 New
                0
                This was when it was, and Marshall was reforging ... True, I do not believe him, although I do not believe Yarovoy either.
      2. Nikolai Petrov
        Nikolai Petrov 11 June 2020 12: 45 New
        +3
        ]With proper work of state bodies, as well as public organizations directed by them, all this can be returned.
        To begin with, the NVP should be returned to schools. Today it is, in the presence of such neighbors and "partners" oh how relevant.
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 11 June 2020 12: 56 New
          -2
          This is normal ... you can grow managers, only they all must first become warriors.
    2. Andobor
      Andobor 11 June 2020 16: 46 New
      +2
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      And the girls practically did not look at the unaccompanied ...

      Now they don’t call everyone, they call the right amount, this is about half of the draft contingent, maybe a little more in the demographic pit.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 11 June 2020 17: 47 New
        +1
        Girls, many, have also become more practical. To whom love, and to whom prospects .... just like that, and this will have to be considered.
  2. Muddy Seeing ORACLE
    Muddy Seeing ORACLE 11 June 2020 10: 57 New
    0
    Unfortunately, no one knows what difficulties our WORLD expect ... hi
  3. Lannan Shi
    Lannan Shi 11 June 2020 11: 03 New
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    You forgot to add a very characteristic feature. The average conscript is from a poor or very middle-income family. The standard of living of the family is significantly higher than average, it sharply reduces the suitability for service. Well, the entry of the family into the number of millionaires, or God forbid billionaires, automatically makes children full of disabilities, able to only sit in a club or an inherited chair. Here it is, the negative impact of money on health yes
    1. parma
      parma 11 June 2020 11: 18 New
      +7
      You are right, all the acquaintances who have joined the army over the past 7-10 years (I’m 29) are divided into 2 groups - they couldn’t / wanted to "slope" (It’s not important for health, through lawyers or the military department) or for contract service in the future (the starting salary even for an ordinary soldier is higher than average in civilian life, for those who went to serve after the military department, salary even after these years more than for classmates in civilian life in most cases) ... prestige was not added to serving, but at least monetary motivation is already good ...
    2. Xnumx vis
      Xnumx vis 11 June 2020 11: 53 New
      -5
      Quote: Lannan Shi
      The average conscript is from a poor or very middle-income family.

      Parameters of a poor family, or very average in terms of income? Yes, and I want to add from myself that there are most such families in our country .. With an average income and just a little .. The same thing is happening all over the world ... Of my friends, guys with excellent education went to serve in the army (one MSU , the second SevNTU), from strong families, with a strong middle income .. When I asked, “Why don’t you mow,” ... they answered, “Then they will say at work, he is so kind of ... that they didn’t even take them into the army!”
      1. Ingvar 72
        Ingvar 72 11 June 2020 12: 01 New
        +9
        Quote: 30 vis
        "Then they will say at work, he’s so d ... k that they didn’t even take me to the army

        They used to say that before. Now, among the wealthy, serving is considered the lot of rogues.
        1. Xnumx vis
          Xnumx vis 11 June 2020 12: 04 New
          -8
          Quote: Ingvar 72
          They used to say that before. Now, among the wealthy, serving is considered the lot of rogues.

          Your Before it is when ? Mine used to be a year or two ago ... We are rogue, "secured" before you, like walking to the moon ... Hehe ... laughing
          1. Ingvar 72
            Ingvar 72 11 June 2020 13: 16 New
            +8
            Quote: 30 vis
            Hehe.

            What country do you live in? The absurdity of your slogans is easy to verify by running through the children of our powers that be, politicians, journalists, oligarchs. Their track record is not in the military ID, but in the passport.
            1. Crane
              Crane 11 June 2020 17: 10 New
              -3
              Something came across)
              The son of the first deputy chairman of VTB and chairman of the board of directors of FC Dynamo Vasily Titov Alexei went to serve in the army after graduation.

              Evgeny Shuvalov - the son of the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Igor Shuvalov.

              From September 2011 to September 2012 he served on Russky Island in the Pacific Fleet's naval special forces (Pacific Fleet).

              Nikita Kozhemyako is the son of the governor of the Amur Region Oleg Kozhemyako.

              Since the spring of 2012, he has been serving in the Marine Corps of the Pacific Fleet in Vladivostok.

              Anton Tolstopyatov is the son of a deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation ("United Russia") Vasily Tolstopyatov.

              Since the fall of 2012, he has been serving in the special forces brigade of the Southern Military District (Molkino settlement, Krasnodar Territory).

              Alexander Lukoyanov is the son of the Deputy Governor of the Krasnodar Territory Vadim Lukoyanov.

              Since the fall of 2012, he has been serving in the special forces brigade of the Southern Military District (Molkino settlement, Krasnodar Territory).
          2. NIKN
            NIKN 11 June 2020 15: 48 New
            0
            Why minus that guy? That he does not have the right to speak out in defense of the poor, albeit with emotions, he also has the right to emotions.
      2. pereselenec
        pereselenec 12 June 2020 18: 08 New
        +2
        Quote: 30 vis
        Parameters of a poor family, or very average in terms of income?


        Poor family - where less than 17,000 per nose. If it’s more, then it’s the middle class (according to Putin).
        1. Xnumx vis
          Xnumx vis 12 June 2020 22: 15 New
          -1
          That is, for a family of 60 thousand rubles? For a family of three, these are poor .. Over average. And there is .
    3. AK1972
      AK1972 11 June 2020 12: 35 New
      +2
      I agree with you, Lannan Shi. Our army, as it was workers and peasants, remained. My son dropped out of the first year of university and re-entered with the same points to another, naturally losing a respite. I immediately told him: "Don’t even think about mowing." On the 1th, sending, cheerful mood.
      1. Kronos
        Kronos 11 June 2020 12: 54 New
        +4
        Why was the university throwing?
        1. AK1972
          AK1972 11 June 2020 13: 13 New
          +1
          I didn’t like the engineering specialization, there was the design profile “AutoCAD”, “Compass”, and this is a typeface, theory, etc., gave up in short, I wanted to be a pure programmer.
      2. polar fox
        polar fox 11 June 2020 19: 53 New
        0
        Quote: AK1972
        My son dropped out of the 1st year of university and re-entered with the same points to another, naturally losing a respite. I immediately told him: "Don’t even think about mowing."

        mine also did ... the second contract finishes ...
    4. lis-ik
      lis-ik 11 June 2020 19: 35 New
      0
      Quote: Lannan Shi
      You forgot to add a very characteristic feature. The average conscript is from a poor or very middle-income family

      In Soviet times, I had a very poor family. I went to serve on the call, like dear. And there was education, and studied further.
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  4. bubalik
    bubalik 11 June 2020 11: 04 New
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    There are, and often quite the opposite cases when conscripts try to "slope" from the army in different ways

    ,,, now do the service for 2 years and the number of draft dodgers will increase significantly.
    ,,, without a soldier to work (officially), in most cases it will be problematic to get a job, and even more so for the civil service.
    1. Sklendarka
      Sklendarka 11 June 2020 11: 19 New
      -1
      And to get in / out in any way, patient - more pain ..
    2. vladimirvn
      vladimirvn 11 June 2020 11: 41 New
      +5
      And what about a warrior? Until the age of 27 he squinted under various pretexts, and then the soldier would give it anyway.
      Quote: bubalik
      ,,, without a soldier to work (officially), in most cases it will be problematic to get a job, and even more so for the civil service
      1. bubalik
        bubalik 11 June 2020 11: 42 New
        -3
        ,,, and until 27 on the neck of the parents to sit and not work?
        1. vladimirvn
          vladimirvn 11 June 2020 11: 44 New
          +6
          Quote: bubalik
          ,,, and until 27 on the neck of the parents to sit and not work?

          Well so, not every warrior requires work, but only serious. Before that, you can do a couple of children or get an education. This is close and close. and rich sons all with military IDs, although they did not serve a day.
          1. bubalik
            bubalik 11 June 2020 12: 07 New
            -3
            each warrior is required, otherwise

            ,,, if they demand that OK comply with all legal norms, as it is now tough with taxes, then in the future it will be harder to find a job.
            Here we have an LLC,
            only serious
            and the personnel department without a soldier. Even does not consider candidates for movers.
            1. vladimirvn
              vladimirvn 11 June 2020 18: 28 New
              +4
              .. "and the personnel department without a soldier. Even does not consider candidates for movers." ..
              And we just need to fill the cell. The salary is not large, they take everyone in a row, especially to work positions. Because the salary is 18-20 thousand. Therefore, the turnover is 30-50%. laughing
          2. AK1972
            AK1972 11 June 2020 12: 41 New
            +4
            Quote: vladimirvn
            This is close and close. and rich sons all with military IDs, although they did not serve a day.

            So the Minister of Defense did not serve us a day.
      2. matross
        matross 11 June 2020 14: 35 New
        -4
        Quote: vladimirvn
        what a warrior? Until the age of 27, he squinted under various pretexts, and then the military man would give

        You're wrong. Now military officers are not issued to persons who have not served, and the military rank of the reserve is not assigned.
        1. vladimirvn
          vladimirvn 11 June 2020 18: 25 New
          +5
          Oh! Yes, I have an enterprise 50% of those who did not serve, but with military cards. laughing
        2. ALARI
          ALARI 14 June 2020 15: 54 New
          +2
          Oh well, at my work in 2019, three did not serve, after 27, they received a military ID with a specialty and they had nothing.
    3. Threaded screw
      Threaded screw 11 June 2020 12: 34 New
      +1
      without a soldier, a job (officially), in most cases it will be problematic to get a job, and even more so for a civil service.
      May the warrior come with them at 27!
    4. Andobor
      Andobor 11 June 2020 16: 52 New
      0
      Quote: bubalik
      , do the service now for 2 years and the number of draft dodgers will increase significantly

      Now they are calling for half, make 2 years will be a quarter, - there will be a queue for a place in the army,
      - Many need it for a career.
    5. Maki Avellevich
      Maki Avellevich 12 June 2020 18: 14 New
      -1
      Quote: bubalik
      ,,, now do the service for 2 years and the number of draft dodgers will increase significantly.

      We have been serving for 3 years and are not buzzing.
      Most, anyway.
      One year Malui term for a full-fledged combat infantryman. Not to mention the altileria tanks and specialists.
      1. bubalik
        bubalik 12 June 2020 18: 22 New
        0
        One year is a short time for a full-fledged combat infantryman. Not to mention the artillery tanks and specialists.
        ,,,I agree. yes
  5. Suhoy
    Suhoy 11 June 2020 11: 12 New
    +6
    Yes Yes. If you make voluntary service in the army, then military enlistment offices will not find anyone interested in the afternoon with fire. That’s the whole truth.
    1. Suhoy
      Suhoy 11 June 2020 11: 17 New
      +5
      And those who will be found - in most cases, would not be better found.
  6. Andrey VOV
    Andrey VOV 11 June 2020 11: 48 New
    +6
    My son graduated from grade 11, a gold medal (although now it’s not what it used to be, gives a maximum of 5 points to some universities), a free foreign student .. he didn’t go to the budget where he wanted to go .. with money it wasn’t very He really couldn’t pay, he reasoned sensibly, and went to the military registration and enlistment office. Received the summons, passed the commission, served the year as expected. it’s good for him, though from time to time officers came to his company to look at him as a curiosity))) and while the championship was with us, so him as an interpreter)) well and most importantly .. he was a participant in the Victory Parade ! as part of a combined orchestra, this is not forgotten
  7. slowpokemonkey
    slowpokemonkey 11 June 2020 11: 59 New
    +4
    The article is somehow strange.
    no sources, no statistics, no dynamics.
    What were the draftees in the 90s, 00, 10, 20?
    more and more individualists not ready to work "from the whip", but what can the army offer them?
    Isn’t it time to transfer the army from duty to privilege ???
    I have no doubt that it is better to serve in the Swiss, Finnish or Israeli army.
    but when can my rf come to my senses?
    1. Kronos
      Kronos 11 June 2020 12: 58 New
      0
      It’s never necessary to spend money not frail
  8. Free wind
    Free wind 11 June 2020 12: 06 New
    +1
    Two average recruits, from the front, look a little strange.
  9. iouris
    iouris 11 June 2020 12: 09 New
    +1
    The "average" is a point estimate, the probability that the characteristics of the recruited taken "at random", coincide with this estimate, is practically zero. A statistical estimate should be given of the recruitment of the characteristics of a draftee in a given interval. For example: growth not lower than 170, vision 0,9-1.0, etc. Suppose the statistical probability of a conscript's compliance with the standards of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation according to the observation data was 0,5 (the probability of meeting a dinosaur in Red Square). Then everything is clear (you are leading the population on the right path, gentlemen!).
  10. Doccor18
    Doccor18 11 June 2020 12: 26 New
    +1
    Actually, the portrait turns out, rather, positive and inspiring confidence ..

    As my great-grandmother used to say: "If a person has more good than bad, then this is a good person."
    And about the inspiration of confidence ... I don’t know ... The guys are all smart, they think quickly. But with physical data, sadness is continuous. I don’t know how in the Airborne Forces and special units, but in many others ... I have met twice as an athlete of Slavic appearance for all the years of service. If an athlete, then 99,99% is a native of the North Caucasus. Not in fashion with modern sports styles. The assembly unit barely scraped together with the nachfiz 12 people for
    races and relay races. Even in the 3rd youth category, no one could run.
    1. iouris
      iouris 11 June 2020 12: 28 New
      +1
      Quote: Doccor18
      Over the years of service he met twice sortsman of Slavic appearance.

      And the addict?
      1. Doccor18
        Doccor18 11 June 2020 12: 38 New
        -1
        Addicts - officially they will not take into the army ...
        1. iouris
          iouris 11 June 2020 13: 09 New
          0
          Officially, M. Efremov is a great artist and representative of the elite.
  11. certero
    certero 11 June 2020 12: 42 New
    -5
    You have outdated data, most of the army is already contract soldiers.
    1. Doccor18
      Doccor18 11 June 2020 13: 48 New
      +3
      In which army?
      Why then do they call for 150 thousand twice a year? If some contractors serve?
      1. Andobor
        Andobor 11 June 2020 17: 00 New
        -6
        Quote: Doccor18
        Why then do they call for 150 thousand twice a year?

        300, and you will find the size of the army.
  12. Scipio
    Scipio 11 June 2020 12: 45 New
    +2
    Himself from Bashkiria, from acquaintances and relatives, no one is mowing down from the army now, they are coming. Last year, I drove past the starting point and a large number of weak-bodied children are striking. Apparently, young people are not friends with everything in sports ... It feels like schoolchildren of grades 7-9 are gaining
    1. bandabas
      bandabas 11 June 2020 14: 20 New
      0
      No wonder. It’s just that they didn’t sit on smartphones in the 80s, but played football and robber Cossacks on the street.
  13. veritas
    veritas 11 June 2020 15: 00 New
    +5
    Now basically only draftees from poor families serve.
    1. mr.Man
      mr.Man 11 June 2020 16: 54 New
      -1
      Quote: veritas
      Now basically only draftees from poor families serve.

      Bad trend ... (
      If he did not serve and did not pay his debt to the Motherland (not counting the flawed (that is, not the rich sick)), then he should be impaired in his rights in the civil service and in state elections, etc.
      1. mr.Man
        mr.Man 11 June 2020 16: 59 New
        +5
        Sorry, but the first photo somehow inspired the similarity of clothes ...
        Did one designer work?

        1. Uralec
          Uralec 11 June 2020 17: 09 New
          -12
          Quote: mr.Man
          Sorry, but the first photo somehow inspired the similarity of clothes ...
          Did one designer work?

          Russophobe or training manual?
        2. pereselenec
          pereselenec 12 June 2020 18: 04 New
          +1
          Similar in rights, a similar form is supposed.
      2. pereselenec
        pereselenec 12 June 2020 18: 06 New
        +1
        Quote: mr.Man
        If he did not serve and did not pay his debt to the Motherland (not counting the flawed (that is, not the rich sick)), then he should be impaired in his rights in the civil service and in state elections, etc.


        What for? There, those who did not serve Serdyukov and Shoigu already became ministers of defense under Putin.
    2. Sailor
      Sailor 15 June 2020 08: 53 New
      +1
      The army as it was workers and peasants remained.
  14. Reader 2013
    Reader 2013 11 June 2020 17: 30 New
    +6
    I wonder whose loot my child should protect
    I pay for education and medicine, it works and pays
    1. certero
      certero 11 June 2020 18: 56 New
      -5
      Quote: Citelle 2013
      whose loot should my child protect
      I pay for education and medicine, it works and pays

      They protect not loot, but their homeland.
      Or do you think that if other capitalists come, you will be much better? Fuck you guessed it.
      1. notingem
        notingem 11 June 2020 22: 43 New
        +2
        So the current worse Natsik
      2. ALARI
        ALARI 14 June 2020 16: 04 New
        +3
        Other capitalists will come, and they will be worse, why is it? It won’t be worse, you’ll also work for your uncle, but it will be difficult for the current government and owners of privatized illegally property. They will not be able to defend their own, and they will throw someone into the meat grinder, will they really go to the trenches?
  15. RwFanat_Kirov
    RwFanat_Kirov 11 June 2020 22: 28 New
    +7
    I allow myself to disagree with the author. So who is a modern recruit:
    1. 18-20 years old, secondary or specialized secondary education
    2. The state of health allows much to be desired: diseases of the organs of vision, flat feet, curvature of the spine predominate
    3. As a rule, the conscript is a native of the countryside, because he has nothing to do at home, there is no work, so many go to the army with the goal of remaining on contract
    4. By social composition: today a lot of children are called up from single-parent or dysfunctional families
    5. According to patriotism: there is no conscious patriotism among young people. For some, service is a duty, for someone there is simply no other way out in life.
    PS I myself work in the education system and I see the draft contingent live
    1. iouris
      iouris 12 June 2020 13: 29 New
      +1
      As well as teeth and gastrointestinal problems.
    2. Sailor
      Sailor 15 June 2020 08: 40 New
      0
      All the arguments are correct, I see it myself on the son who is still a student, but does not want to hear about the service (attributed to the Marine Corps), I hope when he graduates from the university he will grow up and his opinion will change.
  16. pereselenec
    pereselenec 12 June 2020 18: 02 New
    0
    So, this is a 19 year old guy or a little older. He has a secondary vocational education. And having studied at a college or technical school, he enters the army, often already having a military registration or close specialty.

    The rookie graduated from high school and even managed to work or to study.

    The guy grew up in a complete family, has no negative experience with law enforcement agencies. He had not yet managed to marry and have children. The young man considers himself a believer, but is unlikely to comply with all the canons and regularly visits the temple.

    He has no special health complaints, but he was not noticed in regular sports.

    The average rookie is distrustful and may be “sharp on the tongue,” but at the same time, the spirit of respect for his elders is not lost, despite the fact that modern youth is often ranked as the disrespectful mass, for whose members only their own self is important.


    The author forgot to mention one characteristic feature of the current conscript: he serves Ichkeria:

  17. Sailor
    Sailor 15 June 2020 08: 36 New
    0
    I believe that everyone should serve, I was called up to the first of the class for 3 years, and even 20 days earlier than my 18th birthday and nothing, but what school I went through (who knows who served on the ships).
  18. cherkasovapolin
    cherkasovapolin 16 June 2020 14: 15 New
    0
    Portrait of a new recruit in the army - a sly little slob. All some kind of obscure bogus bend, then all the mother decided for them. But I believe that someone will benefit from the army. And it washes even almost everyone. It is a pity that they are not taught really combat training there. Although not everywhere like that. Mommies decide everything for them everywhere, up to 25 years they go with them to hospitals and military registration and enlistment offices. Everything seems to offend their baby. And the baby is already a healthy forehead, which would have already been able to build his own life. Such would immediately after school, at least in military academies, as an example, the Military University of the Ministry of Defense https://kedu.ru/tutor/voennyy-universitet-ministerstva-oborony-rossiyskoy-federatsii-10256/ And I do not wish them anything bad, on the contrary, then they will detach from the skirt, their mothers will let them go and begin to make decisions on their own, because otherwise there is nothing.