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An expanded meeting of the Collegium of the Ministry of Defense was held today at the National Defense Control Center of the Russian Federation, during which the results of the activities of the Armed Forces in 2020 were summed up and tasks for the next period were determined.

The President of the Russian Federation – Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Vladimir Putin addressed the Collegium members.

“Today, at an expanded meeting of the collegium, we traditionally have to analyze the results of the work of the Ministry of Defense in 2020, and determine priorities for the further development of the Armed Forces,” he said opening the meeting.

The President noted that the outgoing year turned out to be difficult for everyone. As you know, the world is faced with an epidemic of coronavirus infection. It would seem that the time itself demands from the leaders of states, from the entire world community, utmost responsibility and joint efforts. Unfortunately, this was not always the case. We have seen how new and long-standing regional conflicts flared up, and actions were taken to undermine global stability.

“And I want to stress right away that in this difficult, in many ways unprecedented situation, all the assigned tasks were carried out by the Ministry of Defense, units and subdivisions of the Army and Navy professionally and effectively. I am talking now about carrying out combat duty, about military training, about organizing conscription and, of course, this is the main, key task, about rearmament of troops, ”Vladimir Putin said.

The full text of the speech of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is posted on the website of the President of Russia:

Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu made a report at the Collegium meeting.

“In 2020, the geography of challenges for our country has expanded, the role of military force in solving international problems has increased.

NATO views Russia as the main threat and is building up its military potential at our borders.

The United States began redeploying combat units from Germany to Poland and the Baltic countries.

The intensity of reconnaissance and demonstration actions of American aircraft and ships near Russian borders has increased by 15%, compared to last year.

The forward presence of American ships in the Arctic region is growing.

NATO trainings, conducted simultaneously at the western, southern and eastern borders of Russia, have become systemic.

In August – September alone, 55 combat aircraft took part in them, including strategic bombers and 12 ships – carriers of high-precision weapons.

We closely followed these teachings, we took mirror measures.

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Our nuclear triad is maintained at a level that warrants strategic deterrence. In the Strategic Missile Forces, more than 95% of launchers are kept in constant readiness for combat use.

Long-range aviation is successfully solving the tasks of air patrolling. This year, 50 flights of strategic missile carriers were carried out along the established routes.

Missile submarine nuclear cruisers carry out routine combat service in designated areas of the World Ocean.

The high combat readiness of the strategic nuclear forces is ensured by the unprecedented level of modernity, brought to 86%.

This year, three missile regiments of the Strategic Missile Forces have been re-equipped with Yars missile systems.

The rearmament of the first regiment with a missile system with the Avangard hypersonic gliding wing units is underway.

The Aviation Strategic Nuclear Forces were replenished with five modernized Tu-95MS missile carriers.

The lead nuclear submarine of the Borey-A project, Prince Vladimir, armed with Bulava ballistic missiles with a modern complex of means of overcoming antimissile defense, was accepted into the Navy.

A modern infrastructure has been created for the Yars and Avangard missile systems. This year, over 950 buildings and structures have been built in the interests of the Strategic Missile Forces.

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More than 3.5 thousand new and modernized weapons have been delivered to the Ground Forces, including 220 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, over 1.5 thousand vehicles.

A new motorized rifle division, missile and artillery brigades have been formed.

In the Aerospace Forces, 13 military units have been formed, including a military transport aviation regiment and an anti-aircraft missile regiment.

147 aircraft were delivered, more than 150 samples of air defense equipment, including four S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems and 24 Pantsir-S combat vehicles.

In order to develop the airfield network of the Armed Forces, runways at 14 airfields have been reconstructed, over 270 buildings and structures have been built.

The Aerospace Forces began to receive the first modern complexes with reconnaissance and strike unmanned aerial vehicles of medium-range “Walker” and “Outpost”.

We have increased the combat capabilities of the Unified Space System.

In May of this year, the fourth Kupol spacecraft was launched. Thus, the second stage of deployment of the EKS orbital constellation has been completed.

The launch complex for the Soyuz-2 missiles and the assembly and testing complex for heavy-class launch vehicles were reconstructed.

The test launch of the Angara-A5 rocket with a mass and size model of the spacecraft was successfully completed.

The Navy received two modern submarines, 7 surface ships, 10 combat boats, 10 ships and support boats.

In terms of the number of coastal missile systems, “Ball” and “Bastion” this year reached 74% of the need.

A motorized rifle division and a coastal missile brigade have been formed in the combat composition of the Navy.

The headquarters of the Black Sea Fleet was reconstructed with a deep modernization of control systems.

In Makhachkala, objects of the military infrastructure of the Caspian Flotilla, including the mooring front, were commissioned.

At its main base, Kaspiysk, the filling of the Northern and Southern breakwaters with a length of about three kilometers has been completed.

Thus, the task of rearmament, set by the Supreme Commander-in-Chief in the May 2012 Decree, has been completed.

The level of modernity in the Armed Forces is 70.1%.

In order to further increase it, the Ministry of Defense is working to improve the methods of pricing.

This made it possible to exclude an unjustified increase in the cost of government contracts in 2018–2020, to preserve 551 billion rubles in GPV and to use these funds to re-equip troops.

The use of advanced financing makes it possible to solve the problem of a shortage of funds for the construction of ships in the far sea zone and to ensure a reduction in the delivery time for modern aircraft.

Currently, construction of 16 and modernization of 19 surface ships of the far sea zone is underway, and state contracts for another six will be signed next year.

In total, taking into account the current state contracts, the total number of built and modernized warships of the far sea zone will be 41 units.

For aviation equipment, it is planned to deliver ahead of schedule for 94 aircraft and helicopters by the end of 2024. Among them are 22 Su-57 aircraft, the number of which will be increased to 76 by 2028.

The planned indicators of procurement of modern samples due to the measures taken will bring the level of modernity of the army and navy to 75.9% by the end of 2024.

In the future, it is envisaged to reach the conclusion of long-term contracts for all major types of weapons.

Thanks to them, the defense industry enterprises will be able to confidently plan their work for seven years ahead, purchase the necessary materials and effectively conduct economic activities.

At the beginning of next year, we will conclude long-term contracts for the additional purchase of long-range high-precision missiles, thereby doubling their number.

We will report on this in detail at the meetings under your leadership in Sochi.

Finishing the topic of rearmament, I would like to emphasize that our Armed Forces have become one of the most advanced and most technologically advanced armies in the world.

In terms of modernity, we are higher than similar indicators of the armed forces of many states. At the same time, in terms of defense spending this year, Russia has moved from eighth to ninth place.

The rearmament of the army and navy was carried out under conditions of restrictive measures. At the same time, there was a threat of non-fulfillment of the state defense order by defense enterprises. At the height of the pandemic, 2.3 million specialists were in self-isolation. Most of the factories were shut down.

And only the intervention of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief made it possible to restore production processes and prevent a decrease in the volume of defense products.

The system of financial monitoring created in the Ministry of Defense made it possible to monitor the progress of implementation of the state defense order by defense industry enterprises under conditions of restrictive measures.

Timely adjustment of strict self-isolation measures made it possible not only to maintain the pace of implementation of the state defense order, but also to fulfill social obligations to labor collectives and the budget system.

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Within the framework of assistance to the population by specialists of the military-construction complex, 30 multifunctional medical centers with a total area of ​​more than 200 thousand square meters were built in 23 regions of the country in 9 months. meters. They are equipped with the most modern equipment.

Thanks to the measures taken, the incidence rate of coronavirus in the Armed Forces per 100 thousand people is 37% lower than in the country.

For this, since April, the number of PCR research laboratories has been increased by 2.5 times and the number of tests per day by seven times. This covered the need for testing military personnel and civilian personnel of the Armed Forces.

The time to receive test results has been reduced from two days in April to four hours in June.

More than 8,000 beds have been deployed for inpatient treatment in military hospitals, half of which are used in the interests of the population. Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 13 thousand civilian patients have been provided with medical assistance.

In addition, about 5 thousand veterans, as well as large families of servicemen and those who lost their breadwinner, received social support measures.

For the purpose of early diagnosis of coronavirus, the number of tomographs has been increased eightfold, which makes it possible to conduct examinations on the day of treatment without interruptions and queues.

Currently, the Armed Forces are actively conducting mass vaccinations.

A strict quarantine has been introduced in military schools. Educational organizations operate in a planned manner using an electronic learning environment. Thanks to this, the training was not interrupted.

During a pandemic, telemedicine proved to be effective. The number of remote consultations has increased fivefold.

During the year, the Ministry of Defense’s medical aviation performed 191 flights and evacuated 630 patients in serious and extremely serious condition.

The 48th Central Scientific Research Institute of the NBC Defense Troops took part in the development of the Sputnik-V vaccine. It was tested on the basis of the medical institutions of the Ministry of Defense.

I would like to note that this institute is the only research organization in Russia certified by the OPCW. However, its experimental base has not been updated since 1992.

Thank you, Vladimir Vladimirovich, for your support of the proposals to create a modern laboratory and experimental complex at the 48th Central Research Institute.

This will make it possible to participate in international investigations in the areas of the Institute’s activities, as well as create promising vaccines and drugs.

At present, the Government of the Russian Federation is considering the issue of allocating additional budgetary appropriations for these purposes.

In the Armed Forces, as well as in the whole country, there is a high level of cancer.

In 2021, in the interests of military personnel and employees of other law enforcement agencies, it is proposed to begin construction of a Unified Cancer Center on the basis of the N.N. Burdenko and a multidisciplinary center in Sevastopol. We have about 150 thousand security officials and their family members in this city, but there is no decent medical institution.

Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich!

I ask you to support the joint initiative of the law enforcement agencies to create these facilities.

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In a pandemic, the Armed Forces fully retained their high combat effectiveness and carried out all planned activities.

A significant contribution to the training of personnel was made by sudden comprehensive checks of the combat readiness of troops, carried out continuously for seven years.

This year there were two of them, but more ambitious than before. As a result, all military districts, the Northern Fleet, the types and branches of the Armed Forces were checked.

Over the year, the Armed Forces have carried out over 18.5 thousand training events at various levels. The intensity of interspecific training increased by 5% and bilateral exercises by 6%.

The high interest of foreign countries in the International Army Games remained. This year they were held on the territory of five states.

In total, more than 3.3 thousand military personnel from 32 states took part. Over 1 million 200 thousand people attended the Army Games contests.

The main event of the combat training was the Kavkaz-2020 strategic command and staff exercise. It showed a high level of training of military command and control bodies of the strategic and operational levels, the ability of groups of troops to reliably ensure Russia’s military security in the southwestern borders.

The Navy has conducted a large-scale interspecific exercise “Ocean Shield”.

The created group has demonstrated the ability to effectively carry out tasks to protect our national interests in the waters of three oceans and 9 seas, including the Northern Sea Route.

The ships and vessels of the Navy made 140 cruises to all strategically important areas of the World Ocean, 122 visits and business calls were made to the ports of 28 foreign countries.

The international exercises “Slavic Brotherhood”, “Bridge of Friendship”, “Selenga” and “Druzhba” were successfully carried out. Within the framework of the CSTO, they took part in a special exercise on material and technical support “Echelon” and in the command post with the Peacekeeping Forces “Indestructible Brotherhood”.

We continue to form a professional army. After graduating from universities, 13 thousand graduate officers were sent to the troops.

The staffing rate for officer posts is over 96%.

The number of contract servicemen in all branches and branches of the Armed Forces is growing. In terms of numbers, they are almost 2 times larger than the conscripts.

The planned delivery of new weapons and military equipment determines the need for contract soldiers in a number of specialties.

Already today, the deficit in them is 6% of the estimated-required number.

By the end of 2022, it could grow to 14% in the absence of adequate funding.

This issue is being worked out by the Government of the Russian Federation.

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The recruitment of cadets to military universities because of the pandemic was carried out by special field groups in the regions of their residence.

Students at the academy were selected using videoconferencing in-service and in-service.

In total, over 12 thousand cadets and more than 1000 students have been enrolled.

This year the first pupils were welcomed by the branch of the Nakhimov Naval School in Kaliningrad.

Thus, we have completed the creation of a network of Nakhimov schools in all fleets.

The Suvorovites from the Tver and North Caucasian schools began their studies at the new funds, fully equipped with the most modern and technologically advanced educational and material base.

The military scientific potential of the Armed Forces is being increased by servicemen from 17 scientific companies. They received 14 patents for inventions, developed 84 rationalization proposals and 44 applied mathematical models.

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Together with the leaders of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the solution of social problems of servicemen and their family members continued.

The issues of employment of wives and provision of children with places in kindergartens have been resolved. More than 2 thousand children are admitted to preschool institutions per year.

This year, monetary allowances have been indexed by 3%.

Since July, a monetary allowance has been introduced for certain categories of military personnel. It affected more than 45 thousand people, who received an average monthly increase of 23 thousand rubles.

At the same time, over the course of five years, due to the lack of indexation, a deficit of funds was formed for the payment of monetary allowances, which requires an annual redistribution of finance from other types of expenses.

In order to prevent a decrease in payments to military personnel, it is proposed to consider the possibility of increasing the fund of monetary allowances in 2021.

Throughout the year, the rate of providing servicemen with housing was maintained at a high level. In total, more than 111 thousand servicemen are provided with them.

At the same time, the planned regime of providing permanent housing has been preserved. It was received by about 6 thousand people.

More than 11 thousand servicemen under the accumulative mortgage system realized their rights to housing in 2020.

The number of servicemen provided with office premises is increasing annually by 10-11%. This year 35 thousand people received them.

More than 59 thousand servicemen were paid compensation for housing rent.

In June 2019, Vladimir Vladimirovich, you supported our proposal to increase the amount of monetary compensation for renting housing to contract soldiers from the ranks of privates and sergeants, which significantly increased the inflow to contract service.

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The Ministry of Defense continues the systematic development of the military and social infrastructure in the Arctic zone.

Over the past two years, over 360 buildings and structures with a total area of ​​more than 413 thousand square meters have been commissioned.

On about. Land of Alexandra fully completed the arrangement of the military base. It is the only object in the world at 80 degrees north latitude. In total, it has 334 buildings and structures.

The runway at the Nagurskaya airfield has been increased to 3.5 kilometers. The facilities of the second stage of the military camp in Tiksi for 300 servicemen of the air defense formation were commissioned.

Measures continued to eliminate environmental damage to the Arctic. During the year, 2830 tons of scrap metal were collected.

Cleaning works have been completed at Cape Marre-Sale, Kildin Island and the territory of the Shantar Islands National Park. In total, since the beginning of these works, 26 thousand tons of scrap metal have been collected, more than 20 thousand tons have been exported.

The Ministry of Defense and the Russian Geographical Society conducted 12 joint expeditions. In the course of the largest of them – “Arctic Archipelagos” – the ecology of the region and the seabed of the Arctic Ocean were studied.

Together with Gazpromneft and Rosneft, the construction of six refueling complexes at military airfields continues. A total of 14 refueling complexes have been built since the beginning of the implementation of investment projects.

Together with the NOVATEK company, boiler houses are being converted to liquefied gas. Until 2025, there will be more than 1000 of them, which will reduce the cost of fuel consumption by 15%.

Subdivisions of logistics have built and have been operating for half a year 819 km of the field main pipeline to supply water to Simferopol and the central part of the Crimean peninsula. More than 6 million cubic meters of water have already been supplied.

This year, the construction of a water conduit and hydraulic structures for Sevastopol was completed, allowing daily supply of 15 thousand cubic meters of water.

From March 1 of next year, the volume of daily water supply will increase by 50 thousand cubic meters due to the completion of the construction of the water intake and engineering infrastructure.

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Since November 10, in accordance with trilateral agreements, the Russian military contingent has been successfully conducting a peacekeeping operation on the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.

In the shortest possible time, the grouping of Russian troops was deployed in the designated areas and began to perform tasks at 23 observation posts.

To date, not a single serious incident has been allowed.

The safe movement of civil vehicles along the Lachin corridor has been opened and maintained.

Under the leadership of the Russian peacekeepers, an exchange of prisoners of war between the Armenian and Azerbaijani sides was carried out on the principle of “all for all”.

An exchange of bodies of the dead was also organized.

Civilians are returning to their communities in complete safety and rebuilding their homes. They are assisted by servicemen of the Peacekeeping Management Center.

Since November 14, Russian peacekeepers have ensured the return of more than 42,000 refugees.

Demining of the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh is underway. In total, more than 6 thousand explosive objects were neutralized.

To accommodate Russian peacekeepers, two modern block-modular towns with a total capacity of 330 people have been erected in Stepanakert.

Until April 1 next year, we will deploy 32 towns. As a result, comfortable conditions of service and life will be created for the peacekeeping contingent.

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The Russian group of forces continues to act as the guarantor of the preservation of peace in Syria.

Together with the Turkish military, patrols along road routes in northeastern Syria are carried out, as well as close cooperation in the Idlib de-escalation zone.

With the assistance of the Russian military contingent, civilian vehicles have been organized along the M-4 highway in northern Syria. Since May 25, the Russian military police have escorted about 35 thousand vehicles and more than 66 thousand people.

Servicemen of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties held over 2,500 humanitarian actions.

More than 650 UN humanitarian convoys have been escorted.

Military medics provided assistance to over 130 thousand civilians.

Thanks to the effective work of the interdepartmental coordination headquarters of Russia and Syria, more than 2 million Syrian citizens returned to their places of pre-war residence.

The International Conference on the Return of Refugees was held in Damascus with the active participation of the Ministry of Defense. She contributed to the intensification of the process of return of refugees and the provision of humanitarian assistance to them. The circle of countries willing to help the Syrian government has expanded.

The military and social infrastructure at our bases in Syria is being improved.

At the Khmeimim airfield, shelters have been erected for all combat aircraft. This year, nine more such structures for helicopters were built.

In the MTO point of the Navy in Tartus, the reconstruction and modernization of the barracks and housing stock and material and technical base were carried out.

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International military cooperation this year covered 96 countries.

In the field of military-technical cooperation, China, India, Egypt, Algeria, Vietnam, Turkey and Myanmar remained our priority partners.

We continued to strengthen allied relations with the CSTO, CIS and SCO countries.

We have fulfilled all your instructions to help the population of six foreign countries in the fight against the pandemic.

This year, under the Russian chairmanship, the first ever Joint Meeting of Defense Ministers of the SCO, CIS and CSTO states was held.

This is a new authoritative negotiating platform for discussing and solving pressing problems of national security.

The annual Army Forum strengthens international military-technical cooperation.

Delegations from 92 foreign countries became its guests and participants, and the number of visitors exceeded 1 million 400 thousand people.

On the sidelines of the forum, the subjects of the military-technical cooperation signed export contracts for the supply of military products to foreign customers in the amount of more than $ 380 million and signed a number of international agreements.

In addition, 41 state contracts were signed with 27 defense industry enterprises for more than 1 trillion 160 billion rubles.

The commanders and commanders, together with the military-political bodies, maintained a high level of the moral-psychological and moral-political state of the troops and their readiness to perform combat missions in any conditions of the situation.

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In the year of the 75th anniversary of Victory, the Ministry of Defense has implemented major patriotic and cultural projects.

Military parades were held in 28 cities.

Traditionally this year the Main Naval Parade was held.

The event of the year was the opening and consecration of the Main Church of the Armed Forces and the Museum Complex “Memory Road”. It contains data on 34 million participants in the Great Patriotic War.

The unique complex has already become a center of spiritual attraction for the military and citizens of the country. Even under conditions of restrictions, it was visited by more than 1 million people.

We honor the historical memory of the heroes of the Great Victory and protect it. I would like to note that on our initiative a federal law was adopted, which provides for criminal liability for desecrating military graves and monuments to the defenders of the Fatherland.

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The most numerous youth movement “Yunarmiya” is successfully developing, which covers all constituent entities of the Russian Federation and unites more than 740 thousand teenagers.

Together with the leadership of Moscow and the Moscow region, a year-round educational and methodological center for military-patriotic education of youth “Avangard” was created.

This year, 23 more such regional centers have been launched. Until 2023, they will be created in all regions of Russia.

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Comrade Supreme Commander!

All the tasks set for 2020 have been completed by the Armed Forces. Their combat capabilities have increased by 13%. A given level of maintaining the country’s defense capability has been ensured.

The development of the Defense Plan of the Russian Federation for 2021-2025 has been completed. It is approved by you.

The implementation of all concluded contracts ensured the supply of more than 250 thousand weapons and weapons for them.

The level of fulfillment of SDO tasks was: for procurement – 99.8%, for repair and modernization – 99.7%.

The rearmament of the army and navy, as well as scheduled repairs, made it possible to maintain the serviceability of military equipment at the level of 95%.

Put into operation 3.2 thousand buildings and structures. At the same time, the military construction complex has been implementing large-scale infrastructure projects for 4-7 months.

In 2020, the total volume of capital investments transferred to users amounted to over 275 billion rubles, which is almost twice as much as in the previous year – thereby significantly reducing the volume of construction in progress.

Problematic issues and ways to solve them are taken into account in the Action Plan of the Ministry of Defense for 2019–2025.

In 2021, the Ministry of Defense will have to solve a number of priority tasks.

For rearmament.

Put 13 launchers with Yars and Avangard intercontinental ballistic missiles on alert in the Strategic Missile Forces. Due to the additional funding allocated for the production of these complexes, reach the level of modernity of strategic nuclear forces at 88.3%.

To complete the construction of infrastructure for the Yars and Avangard complexes in Kozelsk, Yasny, Uzhur, Novosibirsk and Yoshkar-Ola.

To equip the Severo-Yenisei test site near the settlement for flight tests of the Sarmat missile system.

Start state testing of the modernized Tu-160 aircraft.

Adopt into the fleet two nuclear-powered submarine cruisers of the Borey-A project – Prince Oleg and Generalissimo Suvorov, equipped with Bulava ballistic missiles.

For general purpose forces.

To supply the Ground Forces, the Airborne Forces and the Coastal Forces of the Navy with more than five hundred modern armored combat vehicles. To form an anti-aircraft missile brigade in the Southern Military District.

To supply the Aerospace Forces and naval aviation of the Navy with more than a hundred new and modernized aircraft.

To complete the construction of a factory-readiness radar station in Vorkuta and put it on experimental alert duty.

To begin work on the construction of the Ya Chroma radar in Sevastopol and individual over-the-horizon air target detection units in Kaliningrad and Zeya.

Adopt four submarines, six surface ships, 22 boats and support vessels into the Navy.

Prepare and conduct a joint strategic exercise Zapad-2021 with the armed forces of Russia and Belarus.

Hold the Army-2021 International Military-Technical Forum.

To open the Omsk military cadet corps on new funds.

To put into operation three thousand buildings and structures synchronously with the supply of new types of weapons and equipment, based on the budgetary allocations for the relevant purposes.

Comrade Supreme Commander!

In accordance with your instructions, next year the course for the progressive development of the Armed Forces and an increase in their quality will be continued. “

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