In seven months, Russia has increased by 231 contract soldiers

The RF Armed Forces continue to strengthen. For the period January-July 2023, over 231 servicemen were enlisted for military service under the contract. These data were announced on August 3 by Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, citing information from the Russian military department during a meeting on the issues of resupplying the RF Armed Forces.

Medvedev noted that the authorities are trying to make contract service as prestigious as possible, and this goal is not removed from the agenda. To implement the plan, a number of organizational, economic, social, technological and other measures.

The most important thing is that in 7 months it was possible to successfully adapt the selection system for contract service to the conditions of the SVO. This is already giving some results. In addition, during this time it was possible to significantly improve the social security of servicemen and their families. A lump-sum payment has been established, credit holidays have been introduced, jobs have been maintained for the period of military service, an imbalance in the pay of mobilized and contract soldiers has been eliminated, and there are regional incentive and compensation payments.

The results of these and other measures are obvious to the state. According to the Ministry of Defense, from January 1 to August 3, i.e. to date this year, a total of more than 231 thousand people have been accepted for the contract

- he said.

Recently, in the State Duma of the Russian Federation, they started talking about preparations for a “big war” and general mobilization. July 25 the lower house of the Russian parliament approved changes in legislation raising the draft age from 27 to 30 years from January 1, 2024.

It is worth adding that contract service seriously differs from “terms”. So, unlike conscripts, contractors receive monetary allowances and are bound by obligations that are established not only by law, but also, directly, by the contract.
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  1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
    Just a cat (Bayun) 3 August 2023 20: 26
    you won’t like the taste of the contingent that is now under contract ... there are either convinced patriots of Russia or those who have nothing to lose in this life. the terms of the mobilized are coming to an end and soon new armies formed from these contract soldiers will go to war. Selyuks, at the beginning of winter, the 25th army assembled from some contract soldiers will enter the battle.
    1. twice-born Offline twice-born
      twice-born (Unknown) 3 August 2023 23: 39
      And that the mobilized have some terms in the war? There is one term, or until victory, or before being taken to the morgue or disabled.
  2. zuuukoo Offline zuuukoo
    zuuukoo (Sergei) 3 August 2023 20: 29
    The question is that a significant part of them are former PMCs, Barsy and simply mobilized.
    Formally, there is a reason to drill holes for orders for successful replenishment.
    In fact, such a significant increase in the number of soldiers did not occur.

    However, the fact that the Defense Ministry introduces uniformity and unity of command and embeds this entire hodgepodge of PMCs, snow leopards and other things into a single system of supply, management and social guarantees is a huge step forward.
  3. Kuramori Reika Offline Kuramori Reika
    Kuramori Reika (Kuramori Reika) 3 August 2023 20: 39
    Four army corps? It's a really scary number. The question is, to what extent is this mass of people and units provided with equipment and material property? Several thousand tanks alone will be required, and there are still 10-15 thousand infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers and vehicles. Where to get such a mass of equipment?
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  4. strange guest Online strange guest
    strange guest (Strange Guest) 3 August 2023 22: 51
    200.000 was. 300.000 mobilized. 230.000 recruited contract soldiers. Plus volunteers. The total grouping is over 800.000. What are we trampling??
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    2. 75 hammer Offline 75 hammer
      75 hammer (Hammer 75) 4 August 2023 08: 11
      Do not take into account the losses and those who terminated the contracts, the grouping is about 600 thousand, for the offensive you need another 400 prepared at least. Only if the morale of Bandera falls and the front collapses, sometimes there are no prerequisites for this yet.
      1. strange guest Online strange guest
        strange guest (Strange Guest) 4 August 2023 08: 26
        Losses slightly more than 5.000. Mobilized no one was demobilized. Is that almost a quarter of a million "runners" from the cadre army?
  5. zuuukoo Offline zuuukoo
    zuuukoo (Sergei) 4 August 2023 08: 49
    Quote: Hammer 75
    Do not take into account losses and terminated contracts, a grouping of about 600 thousand ...

    The grouping which was such and remained.
    Those who used to be at the front as PMCs and other volunteer battalions signed contracts.
    Part of the mobilized signed contracts. With the motivation "mobilization is indefinite, and you sign a contract for 1 year and then you are free."

    As a result, the terms were simply renamed.
    The total amount remained the same.
    The actual increase is much less than the declared one.

    Although, I repeat, it's still better than the combined hodgepodge that was before.