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Thursday, February 22, 2018

The number of recruits in Russia for the first time reduced by tens of thousands


Because of manning the Armed forces of the Russian Federation contracted a number of recruits for the first time reduced by tens of thousand to 134 thousand people. This was announced by first Deputy head of the main organizational-mobilization Directorate of the General staff of the armed forces, Lieutenant-General Yevgeny Burdinsky.

“For the first time the number of citizens called up for military service, reduced by tens of thousands of people compared to the same calling for the fall of 2016. The significant decrease was the result of recruitment of privates and non-commissioned officers military personnel undergoing military service under the contract”, — stated in the message.

Autumn conscription into the Russian army starts Sunday, October 1.

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