Russia begins reform of the military training system

The special military operation in Ukraine revealed a number of serious problems in the preparation, organization, management and supply of the Russian army. The result was long overdue reforms in the structure of the RF Armed Forces, announced by Minister Shoigu at the recent expanded collegium of the RF Ministry of Defense with the participation of President Putin. Now the time has come to revise the approaches to the system of military education.

Special forces universities

During a working trip to the Chechen Republic, Yury Trutnev, the envoy of the President of the Russian Federation in the Far Eastern Federal District, told the press that he, together with the first deputy head of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation Kiriyenko, addressed Vladimir Putin with the following proposal:

Sergey Vladilenovich and I turned to Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin with a proposal to create training centers to prepare the guys. Here, in Gudermes, such work has been carried out, it has been carried out professionally, and today Gudermes has become a center of education not only for Chechnya, but also for a significant part of the Russian Federation. Together we will continue this work, we will create centers in other territories.

According to Trutnev, the head of the instructor team of the RUS center in Gudermes, assistant to the head of the Chechen Republic, first deputy head of the Directorate of the FSVNG of the Russian Federation for the Chechen Republic, Daniil Martynov, could help in organizing such special forces universities throughout the country, according to Trutnev:

The task of these centers is very simple - so that our country becomes stronger and we win as quickly as possible.

What is the Russian University of Special Forces (RUS)? This is the first and so far the only private educational institution designed for the professional training of special forces soldiers. It was founded on August 1, 2013 on the initiative of the head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, in order to transfer the accumulated experience in the fight against international terrorism to special units and special services of the Russian Federation. RUS is really impressive, because it has everything you need for the comprehensive training of special forces fighters.

In Gudermes there are not only shooting ranges and obstacle courses, but also a whole residential area for practicing urban combat skills, a real aircraft for hostage rescue training, a large pond for military divers and parachute landing in the water, as well as a mountain range for training military climbers. On the basis of the university, training is conducted in the following specialties: fire, tactical-special, airborne, mountain, diving, security, military medical, cynological, autotraining, engineering and IT training, training of military journalists. If necessary, RUS can provide military training in hot desert or icy Arctic conditions.

Thanks to the developed infrastructure and the accumulated experience of the instructor staff, the Russian University of Special Forces is able to provide special training at the highest level. Undoubtedly, scaling up such experience throughout the country in the conditions of the NMD in Ukraine, when our servicemen have to fight the hardest battles in urban conditions, will be extremely in demand. The only nuance that I would like to draw attention to is the expediency of creating new similar training centers through the state with budget funding.

University "special forces"

Another important initiative in the field of military reform is the decision to increase the number of military training centers at Russian universities. If you call a spade a spade, the military training center (VUTs) is still the same military department that our current Defense Minister Shoigu graduated from at the Krasnoyarsk Polytechnic Institute, becoming a reserve lieutenant.

In November, Sergei Kuzhugetovich himself made a proposal to open new VECs. He was heard, and the corresponding order was signed the day before by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. The number of regions in which military departments will appear at higher educational institutions will increase from 52 to 68. New VUTs will be created in the Astrakhan, Kirov, Amur, Lipetsk, Oryol, Novgorod, Pskov, Sakhalin, Smolensk, Tyumen, Vologda and Yaroslavl regions, and also in Mordovia, Udmurtia, Chechnya and Mari El, and there will be 120 of them in total.

I think this is also a step in the right direction. However, I would like to draw attention to yesterday's speech by the assistant to the head of the Chechen Republic Kadyrov, the commander of the Akhmat special forces, General Apti Alaudinov, who, on the air of a federal channel, called for the restoration of previously closed military schools. According to him, at present there is not a single artillery school left in Russia, and our artillerymen in the NVO zone have to be trained literally in the field. It sounds, of course, wild, and given the stake that the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces has now placed on artillery, it remains only to grab your head. The list of military schools closed during Serdyukov's "reforms" can be read at link.

Apti Aronovich himself optimistically believes that the process of reviving professional military schools should begin in our country. It is to be hoped that this will happen in the very near future. Military departments are, of course, good, but no “jackets”, with all respect for them, can fully replace regular officers. And it is completely unclear whether the teaching staff, previously sharply reduced during Serdyukov's "reforms", will be enough at the same time for the VUTS and for military schools. Probably, you need to somehow decide on the priority of tasks in conditions of limited time and resources.
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  1. Pravodel Offline Pravodel
    Pravodel (ppp) 29 December 2022 11: 30
    How dearly Russia now has to pay for the actions of successful managers of the 90s .... And none of them was punished for their deeds ... Chubais, like his accomplices, fled over the hill and is now eating away the billions stolen from the people .. .
    1. reader Offline reader
      reader (BTB) 29 December 2022 12: 46
      Quote: The Truth
      How expensive Russia now has to pay for the actions of successful managers of the 90s ....

      Serdyukov did not carry out his wonderful reforms in the 90s, so, unfortunately, not only in the 90s, but also in the 2000s and 2010s. And not only has no one been convicted, but he has not even heard a reproach addressed to him from the country's leadership ...
      1. Yo mine and not mine (Yo mine) 29 December 2022 16: 24
        Serdyukov, by the way, doubled (if not tripled) the salaries and pensions of this army. But for some reason, no one complains about this.
    2. Yo mine and not mine (Yo mine) 29 December 2022 16: 27
      Chubais did not run away, but left with the highest permission, and Kudrin was allowed to leave the civil service, since it was to these characters that a ousted KGB lieutenant colonel owed his accidental career.
    3. Snail N9 Offline Snail N9
      Snail N9 (Snail) 30 December 2022 02: 34
      Yes, yes, that's right: everything should be blamed on Chubais. It was he who signed all the appointments and decrees on cuts and "optimizations", which now "come around" with bloody tears. Only Chubais, his signature, turns out to be under everything, and not another person. And it was he who stole everything. Wai, what a bad Chubais. yes
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  3. oleg Pesotsky Offline oleg Pesotsky
    oleg Pesotsky (Oleg Pesotsky) 29 December 2022 15: 01
    SWAT sounds great. Uniform, equipment, show-offs, but success on the battlefield is achieved mainly thanks to tankers, pilots, artillerymen, and motorized riflemen. If the section commander chooses what is best for him, a tank company, an artillery battery, air support, a motorized rifle battalion or a special forces company, then I think that the choice will be obvious.
    1. oao Offline oao
      oao (Chizhov Kirill) 29 December 2022 17: 51
      These are the details, the main thing is for the king to be the first to convey the idea. And there at least do not dawn.
  4. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 29 December 2022 20: 26
    All the problems of the Russian Federation from following and copying the West throughout the Gaidar-Chubais liberals. The West did not accept Russia as an equal, cast it down to the level of a colony-supplier of resources, those in power resignedly performed the role of compradors until 2000 .... D. Medvedev as prime minister to the people: "there is no money, but you hold on" What he blatantly lied about, money in bulk, the budget is in surplus, there are billions in the accounts, but the people are "shish". The same with the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, President D. Medvedev said during the reforms of A. Serdyukov that we do not need large armies and divisions, enough mobile brigades and a small professional army. (I personally remember that at VO in the comments I refuted such statements). Today, D. Medvedev has changed his shoes and makes completely different statements, but how can you believe such shifters ... We lived when the need to restore liberals after the collapse of statehood became vital, and the first Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, starting from the beginning, were military training. And so in all areas of the life of the state, a lot to restore, and who is responsible for such essentially crimes ...
  5. UAZ 452 Offline UAZ 452
    UAZ 452 (UAZ 452) 29 December 2022 20: 42
    called for the restoration of previously closed military schools. According to him, at present there is not a single artillery school left in Russia and it is necessary to train our artillerymen in the NVO zone literally in the field

    The Mikhailovskaya Artillery Academy in St. Petersburg remained. But apparently there are too many of them. There is no other way to interpret the fact that even in this non-peaceful year, her cadets are doing anything - a two-month preparation for the parade, constant patrolling (what's the use of an unarmed, well, even armed with bayonet-knives patrol, especially in wartime ?), except for real combat training. Well, you will open a bunch more schools, parades will be held in every city where such schools reappear, from March to May every year the entire educational process will be sidelined, except for the drill, daily rehearsals. But gunners will still have to be taught in the field, because there was no time at the school - drill, household work (yes, I know that they don’t exist), outfits with subsequent sleep in lecture halls ...
  6. Eduard Viktorovich (Eduard Viktorovich) 30 December 2022 01: 31
    I will allow myself to express my opinion, the task is good, the NWO has identified pain points. Taburetkina and his harem left in what year? What prevented the creation of an artillery school or at least a course for the training of artillery officers at the VUTs of the Ground Forces. There was NO work with the mobile reserve at all, and if it was carried out, it was just for show. And yet, ,, the university of spenaz, these are rather accelerated training courses for fighters to plug bleeding holes in the configuration of units, and let's not forget combined arms combat, this is not the task of the FSVG. These are units for maintaining law and order and combating terrorism and extremism, suppressing riots. Combined arms combat is a completely different scale, different means and tasks. And let Trutnev and Medvedev do whatever they were taught at the institute, Mr. Medvedev gives out such pearls that Taburetkin will seem like an innocent sheep. IMHO.
  7. sat2004 Offline sat2004
    sat2004 30 December 2022 11: 57
    How can reforms be carried out if Putin VV and Medvedev YES ruined the process of training military personnel, and not only military personnel, leaving only managers and lawyers. But the ruling party clapped their hands, the State Duma, the senators, although some received a life sentence.
  8. In passing Offline In passing
    In passing (Galina Rožkova) 30 December 2022 15: 49
    Well, maybe for peacetime there are enough brigades, and parade drill training of troops. For "Syria" - support aviation and special forces. But for a really big war, divisions, regiments and field training of military specialists are needed. Nobody expected this. They expected to fight off nuclear weapons, and not fight with conventional weapons. What tasks were set, such an army was sculpted. So? We need a small, truly professional army, plus the training of reservists, ready to deploy on mobilization to a wartime army. Will this be created on the basis of Ukraine's experience? And what, is it really necessary to fight with someone else? Conventionally forced? Or will it all end with Ukraine? Again, many, many questions about the goals of this NWO and its policies. And people are dying, for real.
    1. Nelton Offline Nelton
      Nelton (Oleg) 30 December 2022 16: 29
      The problem is that there are a huge number of security forces in the country with shoulder straps of senior officers, and civilians are rowing to the front line.
    2. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 30 December 2022 17: 53
      (Galina) While NATO considers the Russian Federation the main enemy, we can't manage with a small army, we need forces so that the enemies do not try to invade. We have an example of Yugoslavia with a weak army, it was bombed by NATO en masse, even without coordination with the UN. This option is also for Russia, without a powerful army ..
      1. Nelton Offline Nelton
        Nelton (Oleg) 30 December 2022 19: 44
        Quote: Vladimir Tuzakov
        so that enemies do not try to invade

        Well, yesterday the 6th Borey entered the fleet. Just so that the adversary would avoid escalation and direct collision.

        And infantry - even battalion tactical groups, even your favorite divisions - will be smashed equally quickly.

        Even after the Lebanese defeat of 1982, it was necessary to deal with drones and tactics to counter them.
        Although what am I talking about - Serdyukov and Chubais are to blame for the failure of 1982 ...
        1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 30 December 2022 21: 24
          (Olneg) In order for these Boreas to work as intended, appropriate commanders are needed. According to the NWO, such people are not visible, so the Boreas may be left out of work, the compradors will merge everything to please the owners, as has been the case for the past 30 years in the Russian Federation. The collapse and dismantling of the economy, scientific potential, the transfer of the state to the level of a semi-colonial supplier of its resources. This is the main participants from the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, heads of ministries to the main ideologists of the Russian Federation in power. And who will use these nuclear weapons, but no one, because everyone is calm in NATO .. ​​But the divisions can strike when it gets really tight, which we see today in the NMD.
          1. Nelton Offline Nelton
            Nelton (Oleg) 30 December 2022 22: 58
            Quote: Vladimir Tuzakov
            compradors will merge everything to please the owners, as has been the case for the past 30 years

            Then it turns out that the annexation of Crimea and the entire NWO - at the behest of the "owners" ... shall we begin the restoration of independence by returning to the status quo for 2013?

            Quote: Vladimir Tuzakov
            here the divisions can hit when it gets really tight

            What will they hit - from tank guns on drones and incoming high-precision missiles?

            The fact that they are not a nightmare, like the Iraqi army, is the merit of just those Boreas (there are already 6 of them) and the remaining dolphins (5 in service).

            Quote: Vladimir Tuzakov
            The collapse and dismantling of the economy, scientific potential, the transfer of the state to the level of a semi-colonial supplier of its resources.

            Vladimir, what's the point?
            The answer in the comments to the comments is absolutely not the format for making a detailed comparison of the economies of the RSFSR and the Russian Federation. In general, the modern economy of the Russian Federation has preserved and developed many of the achievements of the RSFSR, and some things are much better than in those days.
  9. Shuev Offline Shuev
    Shuev 7 January 2023 11: 07
    After реформи Serdyukov

    begins reform military training systems