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A briefing was held in Moscow by Colonel-General Yevgeny Burdinsky, Chief of the Main Organizational and Mobilization Directorate (GOMU) of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces, on the topic of the beginning of the autumn draft for military service.

“The assignment for the spring conscription of citizens for military service, established by the decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, was completed on time and in full,” he told reporters, summing up the results of the spring conscription campaign.

“More than 134 thousand people have been called up and sent for military service,” he said.

According to the head of the GOMU, the most organized events of conscription took place in the republics of Tatarstan and Karelia, Transbaikal, Krasnodar and Khabarovsk territories, Voronezh and Omsk regions.

Colonel General Yevgeny Burdinsky noted that the spring conscription events were held within the limits of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Barrier control at recruiting and assembly points of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, as well as testing conscripts made it possible to timely identify and prevent conscription of more than three and a half thousand citizens with signs of infectious diseases,” Colonel General Burdinsky emphasized.

According to him, the command of the military districts took measures to provide the military commissariats with medical equipment in advance.

“The study of citizens before conscription in the military registration and enlistment offices was carried out remotely through telephone lines and the Internet. Disinfection treatment was carried out on the territory, offices and premises of military commissariats, recruiting and assembly points, road, rail and air transport along the entire route of servicemen to places of service, ”the head of the GOMU told reporters.

He also noted that the transportation of young replenishment was carried out along routes that ensured the exclusion of contacts between military personnel and the civilian population. All servicemen were taken to their places of service on time.

To ensure military transportation, more than two thousand separate carriages were involved in passenger trains, which transported more than 79 thousand people, 29 military echelons (about nine thousand people were transported). More than five thousand people were transported by 66 civil aviation flights, about two thousand people were delivered by 47 flights of military transport aircraft. The road transport of military units was also involved, they transported more than 38 thousand people.

“Thanks to a set of measures carried out by the military authorities in cooperation with the executive authorities of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, local authorities, during the conscription and dispatch of citizens to military service, incidents and penetration of coronavirus infection into the formations and military units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation were not allowed”, – Colonel-General Yevgeny Burdinsky noted in his report.

He also said that at the assembly points, a control medical examination and a professional-psychological selection of citizens intended for military teams were carried out, “which made it possible to exclude the sending of conscripts unfit for health reasons and moral and business qualities to the troops.”

“In addition, they were provided with established types of allowance, including hot meals, and those sent to the Armed Forces were provided with bank and personal electronic cards. At the same time, information on each serviceman was promptly entered into the database of the Ministry of Defense, ”Burdinsky told reporters.

The head of the GOMU told some details of the selection of citizens for scientific companies during the spring draft.

“As before, during the conscription, special attention was paid to the recruitment of 17 scientific companies, the selection for which was carried out in 62 constituent entities of the Russian Federation. In total, 683 people undergo military service in scientific companies. This spring, 363 people were sent, while more than 3.5 thousand applications were submitted, ”he said.

“Selection for scientific companies is open. A citizen is registered on the website, and after that all information about the events and the results of all stages of the competitive selection is covered in the media, posted on the official Internet portal, “- Evgeny Burdinsky recalled.

He also said that along with other scientific companies, scientific companies of the ERA Military Innovative Technopolis (Anapa, Krasnodar Territory) were recruited.

“Graduates of the country’s leading universities, who were pre-selected by the research organizations of the Russian Defense Ministry and inclined to scientific work, were sent to undergo military service in them. Servicemen of scientific companies not only conduct specific military-applied research, but we also view it as a personnel potential and the future of military science, ”Colonel-General Yevgeny Burdinsky emphasized.

“In addition, in order to preserve the personnel potential of the military-industrial complex of the Russian Federation, the recruitment of four research and production companies has continued. During the call, 109 specialists were sent to them, who are directly involved in the implementation of the state defense order, ”Burdinsky told reporters.

“In addition, there are sports companies operating in the Russian Ministry of Defense. To create the necessary conditions for the training of the most promising athletes, 188 conscripts were sent to five sports companies, who are part of the country’s national teams in 46 Olympic sports. Since the existence of sports companies, 578 medals have been won at competitions of various levels, of which 242 are of the highest standard, ”emphasized Yevgeny Burdinsky.

He also noted that in order to assess the quality of the organization and conduct of events related to the conscription of citizens for military service, a competition is held annually among the constituent entities of the Russian Federation for the best preparation of citizens for military service, the organization and conduct of conscription, which took place in 2020. The winner of the competition was the Stavropol Territory.

“It is pleasant to note that the analysis of the quality of young recruits sent to the troops indicates an increase in the attractiveness of military service among older citizens, the number of these citizens called up for military service has increased compared to previous years,” Colonel-General told reporters about the new trend Evgeny Burdinsky.

At the same time, he noted that the number of 18-year-old citizens called up for military service has decreased by four percent since 2016.

“With the increase in the age of citizens sent for military service, the number of military personnel with professional education has also increased. If in 2016 45% of citizens with secondary vocational education were called up for military service, then according to the results of this conscription – more than 66% “, – said Yevgeny Burdinsky.

At the same time, he noted that, in general, the health status of conscripts is improving.

“So, if in 2012 the number of citizens recognized as fit for military service amounted to 70%, then in 2020 this figure increased by 8% and amounted to 78%,” said the head of the GOMU.

He also noted that the Russian Defense Ministry continues to pay close attention to the preparation of citizens for military service.

“During the spring conscription, more than 15 thousand people trained in DOSAAF organizations in 14 military specialties were sent for military service,” Yevgeny Burdinsky told reporters.

According to him, the conscription task was completed on time by all constituent entities of the Russian Federation and in full.

“The young replenishment sent to the troops in the spring has successfully passed the adaptation in the military collectives and is currently directly carrying out combat training tasks,” Colonel-General Burdinsky said.

The head of the GOMU also shared information about the autumn conscription of the current year.

“The draft commissions begin their work on October 1, 2021 in all constituent entities of the Russian Federation, with the exception of municipalities, where the draft is held once a year. There are draft commissions that will begin their work on November 1, 2021, ”said Yevgeny Burdinsky.

“More than 127 thousand people are subject to conscription. There are no significant differences in the order of its holding in comparison with the previous appeal. The main efforts will be focused on preventing the spread of a new coronavirus infection and other seasonal diseases to the troops when they are recruited with young recruits, ”the head of the GOMU emphasized.

According to him, for this purpose, military commissariats have been provided with the necessary medical equipment in advance, including about 5 million medical masks, more than 200 thousand test systems.

The study of more than 600 thousand citizens before conscription was carried out remotely using telephone communications and the Internet.

“We have developed a set of measures to counter the spread of coronavirus infection in order to preserve the health of military personnel and civilian personnel. It is necessary to exclude the sending of sick citizens or those who do not meet the established requirements to the troops. In military registration and enlistment offices, only employees who have been vaccinated should work with conscripts, ”Yevgeny Burdinsky emphasized.

Among other tasks to which special attention should be paid, he named ensuring the strict implementation of measures to counter the spread of coronavirus infection, completing the training of specialists in the DOSAAF of Russia and sending them on time for military service, providing servicemen at assembly points with all types of allowance in accordance with established norms, including financial, prevention of cases of hypothermia of servicemen during military transport, noting that this is especially true for the Northern Fleet.

According to him, when conscripting citizens for military service from areas affected by flooding, especially with regard to conscripts whose houses were damaged by the flood, officials will use an individual approach, make a decision only after interviewing the conscript and his parents and taking into account their wishes. …

“In addition, it is necessary to organize the admission of young replenishment in the troops, placement in military positions in accordance with the available training, as well as the timely dismissal of servicemen who have served the established military service,” said Colonel-General Yevgeny Burdinsky

The deputy head of the Main Center for Military Medical Expertise of the Russian Defense Ministry, Lieutenant Colonel of the Medical Service Vitaly Cherkashin, who took part in the briefing, also told reporters that in order to improve the quality of medical examination, changes were made to the provisions on military medical expertise.

“Thus, restrictions on health conditions are applied to citizens at risk of sudden death from cardiovascular diseases, as well as to citizens after suffering tuberculosis,” said the lieutenant colonel of the medical service.

He informed the journalists that more than 672 thousand people underwent medical examination during the spring conscription campaign.

In total, Cherkashin noted, as part of the spring draft, more than 135 thousand recruits were tested for antibodies to coronavirus, 450 people were sent to self-isolation.

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