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    Women in Russian military

    MOSCOW, July 26. /TASS/. Women in Russia can make successful careers in the military without doing regular army service as conscripts, the Defense Ministry said on Wednesday commenting on a claim by the Russian President’s ombudsperson for human rights, Tatiana Moskalkova, that young women in this country are deprived of an opportunity to active-duty service by conscription.

    Moskalkova voiced regret over the absence of service by conscription for women recently as she spoke to participants in a young people’s forum.

    "Debates on the necessity of a mandatory conscription of women for military service go on for many long years in this country," a spokesperson for the Defense Ministry said. "On the face of it, there are no restrictions on women’s rights to doing active-duty service in the Armed Forces."

    He recalled that service by conscription is a civic duty, not right, for all the male population of the country in the age bracket of eighteen to twenty-seven years old.

    "Any woman can exercise her rights to a successful military service on contract without any impediments today and the number of female contract servicemen in the Russian Armed Forces continues growing from one year to another," the spokesperson said.

    "All the positions and ranks - from a soldier up to a general - are open for women today," he indicated.

    At present, more than 45,000 women are doing army service. Most of them are on the tables of organization in the signals corps, logistics units, medical service corps, and at military colleges and universities.

    As Tatiana Moskalkova answered questions from participants in the ‘Territory of Notions on the Klyazma River’ young people’s forum on Wednesday, she the Russian Armed Forces had become more powerful but the training of conscripts "still leaves much to be desired."

    She stressed her conviction young Russian women were deprived of the right to do army service as conscript soldiers.
    TASS: Military & Defense - Defense Ministry denies any encroachments on women's rights to military service

    Well, I respect Moskalkova's opinion, whatever one may think of her political loyalties and views, she is the only woman in Russia today, who became a GENERAL of police


    The Russian military, however, certainly is becoming more open to women.

    The Ground Forces (Army) are full of thousands of female personnel, majority of those 45,000 women in the service today are in GF, many in support positions, such as office/clerical staff

    but women also, increasingly, serve in actual units, by volunteer contract, right alongside men

    Some fear this may fuel hanky panky in the barracks lol Others, however, say, better to have girls there with the boys and have "normal, healthy relations" between the troops of respective genders; then just boys poking one another, so to speak. Like in prison hehe

    Many women in the medical units also, of course, whose professionalism and courage can never be overstated, plenty of them have been deployed in Syria, in field hospitals close to the front lines


    These two young women were martyred in Aleppo, when the rebels/terrorists hit their field hospital with shelling
    https://cdn1.img.ria.ru/images/148319/62/1483196262.jpg

    Russian combat medic in the city of Pskov being greeted by her family upon return from Syria recently

    She is Airborne though, not GF.

    Airborne, which is considered Russia's toughest branch, like Marines in America, has women also, these days, they are said to now have whole units of deadly female snipers

    Women are said to be more stealthy, crafty, and devious (hehe) than men, and, apparently, have showed better precision, on average, too. That's why they make better snipers. Female snipers proved themselves over there back in WWII, my own grandma was one...

    In fact, the Airborne have also been training female officers since 2011, who then take command of platoons of men, most well known of those is the red haired beauty Yulia Kharlamova

    She was actually the FIRST graduate of this program, the trail blazer.

    In 2015, Kharlamova, who is herself originally from Ukraine, Odessa, apparently left active duty, and then resurfaced in Donbass, in charge of a pro-Russian rebel unit
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CDfbcf9hg4...HasI5cnadk.jpg
    She had some legendary exploits in the war there, made herself even more famous in Russia (and infamous in Ukraine hehe)

    Now, she is back in Russia, in Rostov, with her husband and young son.

    The Navy, meanwhile, will start accepting women on board surface warships next year (but not on submarines); all new vessels built for the Navy, such as the Admiral Gorshkov-class frigates

    will have separate amenities for female personnel and older ships will be gradually modernized with them as well: Russian Navy surface ships may have female crewmembers after 2018

    In 2016 and this year, for the first time, female Navy personnel marched in the May 9th Victory Day Parade on Red Square

    I am guessing these are some of the women, in training since 2015, who will go onto warships next year, for the first time in history...

    The Air Force, or Aerospace Forces, as it is called there, is the most lagging branch, the regressing branch, even, I would say.

    Back in the 90s, Russia actually had 2 or 3 female fighter pilots.

    Today: none. Zilch. Zero. Nada. Nor are there any female recruits being trained for it at their Academies. They don't want women, period.

    God knows why... Not like women can't fly.

    At least almost two dozen female pilots in Russian civil aviation now, including Maria Fedorova, who, late last year, became Aeroflot's youngest pilot ever, graduating training at the age of just 23

    She flies a brand new Sukhoi Superjet.

    Yet one like her can't be trusted with a Su-35, apparently lol Ridiculous...

    Overall, though, yes, the picture is certainly improving.
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    Well, heck, I was wrong about the Air Force:

    KUBINKA /Moscow region/, August 12. /TASS/. Girls will be admitted to the Krasnodar aviation school for pilot training this year for the first time in Russia’s modern history, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu told reporters on Saturday.

    "There are quite a few girls who would like to become military pilots. We’ve received hundreds of letters, hence the decision to enroll the first group of girls in the Krasnodar military aviation school this year", the minister said.

    "They will be few in number, 15 all in all. However, considering the number of applications received by the Russian Aerospace Forces we cannot ignore these requests, so on October 1, the first group of girls will start training to become military pilots", he added.

    Shoigu who visited the celebrations to mark Aerospace Forces Day earlier in the day expressed the hope that the school’s female graduates will make such holidays more spectacular thanks to their skills five years later.

    In 2009, the Krasnodar aviation school enrolled female cadets but not for pilot training.
    TASS: Military & Defense - Russia to start training female military pilots

    Perhaps there is more progress over there than I'd estimated... I am happy, if so.

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    That first photo looks a lot like a recent failed presidential nominee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    In fact, the Airborne have also been training female officers since 2011, who then take command of platoons of men, most well known of those is the red haired beauty Yulia Kharlamova

    She was actually the FIRST graduate of this program, the trail blazer.
    I don't usually 'go' for redheads, but Yulia Oh My!!!

    Very sorry to hear that she is married.....Heh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    That first photo looks a lot like a recent failed presidential nominee.
    lol She does resemble Clinton a bit there...

    But not without the shades and uniform though


    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    I don't usually 'go' for redheads, but Yulia Oh My!!!

    Very sorry to hear that she is married.....Heh.
    She is hot





    But she is also a bit nuts: a neo-pagan, ultranationalist, neo-Nazi. The unit she led in Donbass were all neo-Nazi pagans too.

    I don;t think you;d like her philosophy lmao

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