Serdyukov: the army must be undisturbed, professional and mobile

Serdyukov: the army must be undisturbed, professional and mobileThe second autumn month began, which means that the Presidential Decree on invoking young men for military service came into force. First time in stories In our country, the number of those who join the ranks of the Russian army is only 135850 people. This figure suggests that by the summer of next year, the number of Russian armed forces will be reduced to about 800 thousands of servicemen (along with sergeants, warrant officers, officers, generals and cadets). The Minister of Defense of our country, Mr. Serdyukov, declares that it is not necessary to draw from a reduction in the number of draftees of hasty conclusions about the fact that the army is collapsing. According to him, the missing number of soldiers in the near future will have to compensate the contract. He also says that the Russian army should be unbreakable, professional and mobile.


Such upheavals in the Russian army shook the public and divided it into three main groups that see army reform from different angles. The former fully support Mr Serdyukov and declare that at this stage Russia does not need a huge army, in which soldiers, who can’t understand or understand anything in military affairs, “empty their service life” in vain. The second states that reducing the number of recruits will inevitably lead to the destruction of the army, and therefore increase the vulnerability of state borders. Still others take the position that reform is an objective necessity for the Russian armed forces, but it should be carried out without, so to speak, “burning bridges”.

Of course, you need to understand that the state in which our army has been in the past one and a half or two decades is a real threat to national security. The method of recruitment, according to which everything was recruited indiscriminately to the army, has long outlived itself. For obvious reasons, you need to try to break the stereotype of the modern Russian army as an awkward corruption education that is imbued with remnants of the old security system.

The position of many analysts, according to which it is impossible to abandon the old principles of recruiting troops into the army, is surprising. If the army call to try to leave at the same level, then the army will have to call either the disabled or recruit reservists. Such a demographic situation in Russia. The monstrously low birth rate in 1993-94 leads to the fact that there is often no one to call for. Well, who needs such an army, where, for the sake of preserving the number of one million people, the military registration and enlistment offices will be involved in writing posts and call upon unhealthy citizens, who themselves must be protected. If today we conduct a large-scale audit of the health and level of education of Russian conscript soldiers, then the following tendency will be revealed: young people with full bouquets of diseases fill the troops and those for whom even the secondary school program turned out to be too complicated. What kind of modernization of the armed forces with such personnel can we talk about? It's not as easy as buy gold wow.

Therefore, the option of increasing the percentage of contractors is understandable. But in this case, you need to know how modern contract soldiers serve in the Russian army. From a personal example of communication with sergeants serving under a contract, I can say that a certain percentage of these people, when signing a contract, think only of material remuneration. In our time, this is an objective reality, from which it will not be possible to leave. And if a person protects the borders of the Fatherland, keeping in mind only a visit to the accounting department at the end of the month, then this is unlikely to benefit the service itself. And is it possible to be sure that such a soldier will fulfill the conditions of the contract at the moment when he begins to face a real danger.

The Minister of Defense, echoing President Medvedev, states that in the near future the salary of those serving under the contract will be about 35000 rubles. On the one hand, this can be considered a good incentive for signing contractual obligations with a large number of military personnel. However, the Russian army has never been based solely on the material component. Money, taking root in any sphere of human activity in Russia, can not only stimulate, but also corrupt. And if before they went into battle (to certain death) for their Motherland, then today it is difficult to imagine that someone will die for money.

The government also needs to develop an alternative incentive system: career growth, housing (real provision, not empty words), assistance to the families of young military personnel, social guarantees and, of course, the ideological basis. In other words, everything that had to be abandoned after the collapse of the USSR. An army without ideology is dead.

Recently, one of the Russian TV channels revealed quite contradictory information. It turns out that the Ministry of Defense and other departments are recruiting contract soldiers, passing applicants through the crucible of competitive examination. These words can be treated with irony, if you look not at an exemplary part with a pool and gym, but at the most shabby military unit in the Russian outback. Fear God, well, what kind of competition can we talk about if the rotation of contract personnel here reaches 50% per year. Someone is retired, someone is transferred to another part. Why? Yes, because all those promises that are spoken about on television are sometimes not fulfilled one iota. They talk about 35000 rubles - it means that the contractor will receive "hands" no more than 20. After all, it has not been a secret for a long time that fathers-commanders equip in their units real fortified points on extortion of funds. In memory, the story of the pilot of one of the elite squadrons, who told President Medvedev how the unit commander used to manage the wages fund in the unit under his control. You can imagine the level of corruption in military units, if the commanders are entrusted with the right to distribute the housing stock among subordinates.

It turns out that the reform is overdue, but it is carried out without any basis. The call is shrinking, contracts are in no hurry to sign, a really functioning social mechanism is not built. But in our country they love to wave a sword, and then try again to glue the chopped.

Therefore, before reporting on dizziness from successes regarding the transition of the army to a professional basis, it is necessary to evaluate all the pros and cons, on the basis of which to come to a balanced position.
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  1. Grom512
    Grom512 9 October 2011 11: 07 New
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    The Russian army should be without embezzlers and thieves-generals - this is the most important thing!
    1. viktor_ui 9 October 2011 11: 15 New
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      Grom512 - wrote good words ... but you're a dreamer.
    2. Sorry 9 October 2011 13: 04 New
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      In the Ministry of Defense there were no generals allowed to materiel. This is mainly done by civil servants, but it turns out the horseradish is not sweeter. The generals cannot establish the usual normal daily rhythm of the troops. In the troops, headquarters at all levels, they stick out day and night without any meaning in service. Separated from families and have no free time. Books are not read and officers are generally degraded compared to the Soviet level. To get rid of idiots in the army is probably the most important task today. The army will have a healthy pulse and conscripts will go there.
      1. Alexei 9 October 2011 20: 34 New
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        Comrades, welcome to capitalism! How to fix it if a citizen of the Russian Federation wakes up with the thought “How to cut dough” to spend it later. If there wasn’t much to spend in the closed USSR, people boasted to each other of scarce food products. Now all we can see buy, down to people. There are too many different products - and there will always be demand while the goods are there.
  2. viktor_ui 9 October 2011 11: 13 New
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    Perdyukov is still a fool ... at least for the third time I see his statements about the benefits of contract soldiers, whom he and others like him have successfully reduced ...
    BE OR NOT BE ... CONTRACT OR NOT CONTRACT ...
    Interestingly, when castling the tandem, Perdyukov will remain ???
  3. Tyumen
    Tyumen 9 October 2011 12: 36 New
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    in vain are "serving their life" soldiers who cannot and do not understand anything in military affairs

    And why? But everything goes from school. Previously, we were sent to military camps in the summer, and this was interesting and useful, even for those who did not serve. From there we went out with the skills of a ready-made * militia *. Shooting, grenade throwing, an obstacle course, temporary outfit, OZK, gas mask, pull-ups, crosses at 6 in the morning - in the USSR any nerd after school knew all this. Now, even the youth are not interested in weapons; I don’t understand this in any way. I sinned for 8 years for the first time - I stole a knife from a neighbor, was severely punished. But now they remember from memory any weapon from the comp.game.
    1. UAZ Patriot 9 October 2011 20: 38 New
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      they are no longer going to win pendosy if something happens wink
      1. Banshee 12 October 2011 15: 48 New
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        Just a weapon from the virtual world is more accessible than MMG AK-47.
        They are still interested in weapons, believe me, just where to get them?
  4. Sorry 9 October 2011 12: 53 New
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    There was already an attempt to contract service. This attempt failed. Those who didn’t need anyone and where didn’t need it. Like the police. Here’s the question: why did the police recruit more than a million people, but the people don’t go to the army? the same contractors. Such warriors, of course, are not needed in the army, but the fact is clear, because you need to work in the army with equipment that is not only automotive. There programmers, electronic engineers and other complicated specialists are needed. And where to get them, such specialists and they earn good money in civilian life without worries and army idiocy. Can you follow the path of the Ministry of Emergencies? They invented all sorts of contingency services and contingencies in case of war or emergency, which should be created in cities and enterprises. There is a staffing table, support standards, alert plans and action plans. It all looks fake, but it’s not a solution .
  5. His
    His 9 October 2011 13: 01 New
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    If we talk about "small" local wars with the participation of up to 20 thousand people, then the quality is won by professionals. And if large-scale wars, then a strong mobilization resource is needed. Although Americans with their own printing press provide 100 thousandth "paid" grouping easily. But again, our situation is far from the contract "paid" army. It all comes down to the professional content of special units, rocket launchers, naval units
  6. Motherland
    Motherland 9 October 2011 13: 15 New
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    Soon we will wait for the reforms that will be like in ancient Rome, where the soldiers themselves acquired the ammunition.
    1. Tyumen
      Tyumen 9 October 2011 14: 32 New
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      So it was in the Middle Ages, and in Russia. Wealthy knights or our warriors in armor and on horses, peasants in bast shoes and with axes.
      1. Denis 9 October 2011 22: 04 New
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        will rent a barrel and spin as you want-outfit
  7. sirToad
    sirToad 9 October 2011 13: 27 New
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    in ancient times, not only weapons and uniforms were acquired personally, but one who was ready to defend his state was considered a citizen. those who "mowed" were considered insane and could fully claim the title of slave.
    contract and compact arima is good for a showdown with the Papuans. in relation to our country, the training of reservists is urgently needed. approximately how it was previously arranged in Norway (as I don’t know now), when the entire male population from .... to ... once a few years passed military training
    1. Mahamont
      Mahamont 9 October 2011 13: 47 New
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      I would gladly break into military training, shoot run, for a change. I have not lost my form yet.
    2. Motherland
      Motherland 9 October 2011 13: 59 New
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      They still have it there, they can raise the reserve like 2 times the regular army, all the men have served and are still preparing to go to war even now.
  8. sirToad
    sirToad 9 October 2011 14: 18 New
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    but I’ve never been called to the training camp for all 23 years after the service. when I moved to the military registration and enlistment office I went in to put a copy of the diploma about the first higher school - I say maybe I’ll call the fees? they laughed there - they say: it makes no sense, there’s no new technology; but in general it would be nice to once again feel the spirit of the barracks - to disassemble the CPVT - to assemble. sometimes she dreams of being drafted into the army.
  9. does it 9 October 2011 16: 43 New
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    I remember a friend I was telling, in the neighboring part the soldier served according to other people's documents, and the thing was that he offered him one nouveau riche to serve for 10000 rubles for his son (1996), well, he agreed to him for 16 years at that time and asked him to serve two two years, and there I will serve two more for myself. You can’t believe it, then let it be anecdote.
    1. Tyumen
      Tyumen 9 October 2011 16: 50 New
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      Something you are not right spit. In 96g, ten thousand a bottle of beer was worth.
      1. lavender,
        lavender, 16 October 2011 01: 07 New
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        the guy probably had nothing to eat, so he went to the army. In any case, he will have more prices than that son of a nouveau riche.
    2. sirToad
      sirToad 9 October 2011 16: 55 New
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      of course, it’s such a cost - it’s just a rut (it’s 10 rubles today), although, say in the Afghan army and in some other armies of the East, there was such a topic before: if you don’t want to serve yourself, bring a relative who agrees to the draft (recruiting) point.
      1. Tyumen
        Tyumen 9 October 2011 17: 19 New
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        Well, a good idea. Try with us, and not just a relative, but anyone who agrees for a certain amount. Many would be able to solve their material problems, and army corruption would decline. And bullying, too, you can’t drive an adult man.
        1. Motherland
          Motherland 9 October 2011 18: 19 New
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          As for hazing, I haven’t served yet, but soon I’m not going to mow, and now I don’t understand how many “grandfathers” 5-10 there? How many soldiers? Why don't they put these grandfathers in their place? Tell somebody
          1. Alexei 9 October 2011 19: 40 New
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            I explain. A bunch of draftees at first is a disjointed crowd that doesn’t understand where they are and what is required of them. By that time, when they mate and become like fish in water in the barracks, united in close-knit circles, they will have a different attitude. Although now they serve a year and I don’t understand what hazing there is.
            1. Motherland
              Motherland 9 October 2011 20: 03 New
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              Thank you at least for the clarification. But the fact that I’ve been serving the service for a whole year is very bad. From year 3 you can learn more decently, it’s not even clear to the employee.
          2. Foamas 9 October 2011 20: 07 New
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            Here, as the "card lies", you can "get" that 10 people. on a company of godets. Yes, and his appeal can be blotted out, and grandfathers will finish. Otherwise, I agree with Alexej.
      2. Denis 9 October 2011 22: 07 New
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        they simply do not allow the quran to thump
        count how many would drunk brought to serve
        1. sirToad
          sirToad 10 October 2011 04: 29 New
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          it’s easier, it’s simpler, but only if you fill up your “deputy” during the service, then his whole family — children, his wife (it is quite possible that he’s not very young), come to your clothing, food and money allowance. like this!)))
  10. Mr. Truth
    Mr. Truth 9 October 2011 16: 48 New
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    NE RF should be at least 425 thousand people, then we can block the most dangerous areas and create reinforced groups in the event of a threat.
    1. Demonzz
      Demonzz 9 October 2011 17: 29 New
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      Of course, the most intelligent strategists always sit on such forums ... where are the General Staff there ... let me know why 425 thousand? (and not 578 for example?) and what are these dangerous directions? but on non-hazardous how much do you need? And what are these reinforced groups? and how are they reinforced? and surely they have enough strength? Checked what? And the form is now in many parts forced to acquire (contractors) with a nice reservation that its price is less than the size of the quarterly premium or EDV.
  11. Nick 9 October 2011 20: 25 New
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    Well, if Serdyukov decided to reduce the army at 200 000 fighters, then the FSB needs to increase this number of border troops. Russia’s friends no longer become IMHO friends and there are no less threats.
    1. Alexei 9 October 2011 21: 27 New
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      This is what most of all discourages me, because the whole world knows what problems we have in the army and how they are solved. It's so simple to build a strategy by looking at the Internet.
  12. itr
    itr 10 October 2011 05: 10 New
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    the army must be unbroken! I saw my belly!
  13. Ivan Krasov
    Ivan Krasov 10 October 2011 09: 57 New
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    Reducing the number of conscripts this fall can significantly reduce the number of Armed Forces, due to the fact that recruiting such a number of military personnel under the contract will not be easy. In addition, I do not agree with the author and say that it is advisable in the Armed Forces to have approximately equal proportions of conscript and contract servicemen, because no one has canceled the mobilization training.
  14. lokdok
    lokdok 10 October 2011 14: 15 New
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    An army is an army, it must fight. If the Army does not fight, these are embezzlers. There should be 500 contract soldiers in the army who will go to war at any second and 000 conscripts who will go to the army as a student from 500 a.m. to 000 p.m. and then to a dormitory or a rented apartment, like students. The result and the army is combat-ready, at war, and society does not ache over the poor boys.
    1. kosmos84 13 October 2011 23: 35 New
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      Quote: lokdok
      The result and the army is combat-ready, at war, and society does not ache over the poor boys.

      an army for that is-THAT TO MAKE A MAN FROM a boy!
  15. kosmos84 10 October 2011 20: 30 New
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    In Afghanistan, conscripts fought on 5 points — these are the Afghans who say comparing us and Amers with their mongrel! My personal opinion is to serve your homeland (at least a year) and then get a RUSSIAN CITIZEN passport!
  16. kesa1111
    kesa1111 13 October 2011 03: 53 New
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    If a minister henchman is involved, being in trouble.