Putin increased the number of Armed forces of Russia to 1.9 million...

Putin increased the number of Armed forces of Russia to 1.9 million people

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Previously the number of staff amounted to 1.88 million people


Photo: RIA NOVOSTI/Alexey Filippov

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree according to which from 1 July 2017 the number of staff of the Russian Armed forces will increase to 1 051 903 people. The number of troops will remain the same — 1 013 628 people.

This was reported on Wednesday in a document that is published on the official Internet portal of legal information.

Prior to this, the number of staff of the Russian Armed forces amounted to 1.88 million people. This number includes 1 million troops.

As he wrote “Izvestia”, in the near future the Russian Armed forces will receive hypersonic weapons.

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