Russian officers to cut the number from 350,000 to 150,000 (Figure)
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MOSCOW, October 14 (Reporter Zhao Jialin) Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said yesterday that by 2012 the number of Russian armed forces officers cut from the current 355,000 to 150,000.
According to the Russian Interfax reported, the conclusion of a Serdyukov said the armed forces development plan, the current Russian armed forces, the number of total number of officers by about 32% by 2012 this ratio will to 15%, of which the number of generals from 1,100 down to 900 or less. He said the measures will be phased reduction of military officers, sub-categories. One year, plans to cut to 40 000 vacant officer positions.
Serdyukov said 8, 2012, the total number of Russian armed forces will cut about 1.2 million now to 100 million.