History The Ground Forces as a separate type of troops are rooted in the middle of the 16 century. 1 October 1550 of the year Tsar Ivan the Terrible issued a Decree “On the Facility of Thousands of Service People Chosen in Moscow and Surrounding Counties,” essentially laying the foundations of the first army with signs of a modern regular army.
As their name implies, the Ground Forces are intended mainly for conducting combat operations on land.
The modern combat capabilities of the Ground Forces of the Russian Federation allow them to effectively interact with other branches of the Armed Forces. Their task is to conduct an offensive with the aim of destroying the enemy troops and seizing the territory occupied by them, delivering fire strikes at a greater depth of its defense, repelling the invasions and large airborne assault forces of the enemy, securely holding the occupied territories, areas and lines.
The structure of the Ground Forces of the Russian Federation includes:
• Motorized rifle troops;
<br>• Tank troops;
• Rocket troops and artillery;
• Air Defense Forces of the Ground Forces;
• Special forces;
• Signal Corps.
The ground forces of Russia are located in the territory of four military districts: the Central Military District; Southern Military District; Western Military District and Eastern Military District.