Russian Military Brass Look To Draft 50 Thousand Men By Any Means Including Pre-Conscription Training..(Uh Oh…)

Monday, August 27, 2012
By Paul Martin
August 27, 2012

Russian military department offers the country’s leadership to increase this fall by at least 50 thousand people plan draft. The relevant documents are agreed in the Main Organization and Mobilization Directorate of the General Staff and the Russian presidential administration. The draft plan calling for the Minister of Defense Anatoly Serdyukov to be approved by President Vladimir Putin in mid-September – so that on the eve of October 1 was issued a decree to the head of state of the early autumn draft.

In the presidential administration, in principle, support the initiatives of the Ministry of Defense. Although they are contrary to the plans of the Ministry of Finance to reduce the number of staff of the army and it is typed into the number of recruits. This was “NG” said a source in the Defense Ministry. A possible increase in the number of recruits, which offers the Defense Ministry, he explained in two ways.

First, the economic. In one form or another budget sequestration will be inevitable, and therefore, the cost of maintenance of the army and navy will have to be cut. At the moment, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Defense coordinate defense procurement funding program by providing military department government guaranteed loans for the development and procurement of weapons. But in the case of sequestration no credit for issuing allowances to officers and contract soldiers planned. The costs of this budget can be reduced only by decreasing the size of the army staff (which has the Finance Minister Anton Siluanov) or reduce the number of recruits to the army contract (draft chapter of Defense Serdyukov).

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