The organic strength of the Russian Armed Forces has been established at 1,885,371, including 1 million servicemen, by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, the TASS news agency reported, citing the presidential decree posted on the official legal information web portal on July 8.
The decree has come into force at the same day.
The previous decree that has become void, established the organic strength of the Russian Armed Forces at 1,884,829. Accordingly, the President added 542 persons to the organic strength of the Russian Armed Forces on Friday. The number of servicemen has remained unchanged.