Russia: October 30, 2000


Russian Defense Minister Sergeyev has announced major cuts in the Russian armed forces and security forces, resulting in a force that meets the available budget.

@ The Army will be cut by 180,000.

@ The Navy will be cut by 50,000.

@ The Air Force will be cut by 40,000.

@ Interior Security forces will be cut by 20,000.

@ Railway Security forces will be cut by 10,000.

@ Border Guards will be cut by 5,000.

@ Other security units and agencies will be cut by 25,000.

The cuts to the military will reduce it to the 850,000 personnel which a 1997 government report said was all that Russia could afford. The Strategic Rocket Forces will be cut from 19 divisions to 10 divisions by 2005, at which point it will be absorbed into the Air Force.--Stephen V Cole


Article Archive

Russia: Current 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 



Help Keep Us From Drying Up

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling.

Each month we count on your contribute. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage.
Subscribe   contribute   Close