Putin: Russia will completely abolish the conscription system plan and build a professional army

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 Putin: Russia will completely abolish the conscription system plan and build a professional army


As early as 2012, Putin put forward in his campaign platform document that professional army should be established and military service system reform should be carried out. According to the plan of the Russian Ministry of Defense, 700,000 professional soldiers, including officers, cadets and contract soldiers, will be in the Russian Armys 1 million people by 2020, while the number of compulsory soldiers will be reduced to 145,000.

Source: Qian Mingxiao_NBJ10675, responsible editor of Beijing Newspaper