Russian Armed Forces

Russian Armed Forces :

 

The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (Russian: Вооружённые Си́лы Росси́йской Федера́цииtr. Vooruzhonnije Síly Rossíyskoj Federátsii) are the military service of the Russian Federation, established after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. On 7 May 1992, Boris Yeltsin signed a presidential decree establishing the Russian Ministry of Defence and placing all Soviet Armed Forces troops on the territory of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic under Russian control.[13] The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces is the President of Russia. The Russian Armed Forces were formed in 1992.

Under Russian federal law, the RuAF along with the Federal Security Service (FSB)’s Border Troops, the National Guard, the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD), the Federal Protective Service (FSO), the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), and EMERCOM’s civil defence form Russia’s military services and are under direct control of the Security Council of Russia.

Service Branches

Armed forces under the Ministry of Defence are divided into:

  • the three “branches of Armed Forces” (вида вооружённых сил): the Ground Forces, Aerospace Forces, and the Navy
  • the two “separate troop branches” (Отдельные рода войск): the Strategic Missile Troops and the Airborne Troops
  • the [[Logistical
Arms and branches 2008 2012 Reduction
Ground Forces 1,890 172 -90 %
Air Force 340 180 -48 %
Navy 240 123 -49 %
Strategic Rocket Forces 12 8 -33 %
Space Forces 7 6 -15 %
Airborne Troops 6 5 -17 %

 

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