Why are new armies and districts being created in the RF Armed Forces

According to Yevgeny Burdinsky, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Federation, by the end of the year, the Leningrad and Moscow districts, as well as combined arms and air armies, will be created in the RF Armed Forces.

At the stage of formation are, among other things, the Azov naval region, an army corps, five new divisions and 26 brigades. It is likely that the military personnel for these army units will be taken from a new set of contract soldiers.

The organization of these districts and armies shows that the country's leadership has decided to move to a new system of recruitment and development of the armed forces. Until the 2010s, it was believed that Russia did not need large military formations and that small combat groups would be enough to protect the interests of the country. Similar formations fought in Syria and were successful because they fought against irregular and relatively lightly armed local groups.

At the same time, the conflict in Ukraine showed the need for military formations with a large number of manpower and modern weapons. Small forces against large formations well equipped with Western technique, RF is indispensable. To gain the upper hand in large-scale positional battles, well-prepared and numerous military structures are needed, which will come out of the depths of new armies and military districts.
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  1. zuuukoo Offline zuuukoo
    zuuukoo (Sergei) 2 June 2023 18: 26
    Given the number of planned parts, it is likely that the recruitment campaign for the contract is still bearing fruit.
    Well, or we are talking about the formation of cropped units for new waves of mobilization.

    Of course, there is an option with another splurge, but hardly.
    Not that position.
    1. hellman anton Offline hellman anton
      hellman anton (hellman anton) 2 June 2023 19: 13
      Just throwing dust in the eyes is the most likely option. How much news already like "we will rivet strike UAVs in three shifts, we will increase production, we will do it." And as a result, there were no shock UAVs. Although they may exist, in a contract that has already been executed on paper.
      Money is sacred, and everyone who blew their eyes with parades and biathlons continues to sit in their seats. Do you think they will change? Well, do they know how to do something other than parades?
  2. Kuramori Reika Offline Kuramori Reika
    Kuramori Reika (Kuramori Reika) 2 June 2023 21: 22
    Are they planning an offensive operation in the Baltic States and Finland ahead of time? Then the rest will be thrown to Poland and Romania
  3. Denis FG Offline Denis FG
    Denis FG (Obukhov Denis) 2 June 2023 22: 38
    destroying Britain would have been cheaper and more effective in ending the war.
  4. Vasya 225 Offline Vasya 225
    Vasya 225 (Vyacheslav) 2 June 2023 23: 11
    The plan is bad. That's just how suddenly there will be an officer corps for all these divisions. First, it is necessary to revive the system of military education, then to raise officers. Here, the teachers of the St. Petersburg Military Institute of Radio Electronics (closed in 2011) believed that an RTV officer should study for 5 years and work for 2-3 years to become a specialist.
    1. In passing Offline In passing
      In passing (Galina Rožkova) 4 June 2023 07: 36
      They have officer courses there, but I still don’t know what kind of garbage it is and how it works. Probably like Kadyrov. Sadly. But we can do parquet.