02 October 2013, Wednesday, 16:05

One thousand of contract soldiers from Bashkiria will join the ranks of the Army of Russia

author: Galiya Nabieva

This year the chief enlistment officer of Bashkortostan Anatoly Baltinsky named «increasing efforts on sending contract soldiers for military service» as a key feature of the autumn draft.

The ranks of the Russian army will be filled up by 1000 contract soldiers from Bashkortostan. According to the chief enlistment officer, about 700 guys are already enlisted. During the autumn draft additionally 300 people should be involved.

Anatoly Baltinsky underlined that it was a voluntary service, and there were quite a lot of people wishing to serve as contract soldiers in the republic. It is connected with growth of the army prestige and financial support of recruits. So, the allowances of contract soldier are increased to 20-30 thousand rbl. They have a possibility to receive habitation that is also important.

At the same time the chief enlistment officer mentioned that selection for contract military service was conducted very strictly. Not only state of health, but also educational level was estimated. Thus, today medical experts are of great demand in the army.