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Autumn in the Russian army will be called 140000 guys

November 13 2005

About this Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov said in an interview with Channel One. He also said that this year, 40 Russian military units, attach the contractors.

Sergei Ivanov noted that due to the poor demographic situation in the country the armed forces are increasingly completed on Contract basis. This year, such part will be over 40.

Currently, the minister said, the army is called upon only about 9 percent of young people of military age.

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