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Russia Says It’s Expanding Military To 1.5 Million
« on: January 19, 2023, 12:50:12 pm »
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As Peter Zeihan noted in yesterday’s video, Russia says they’re expanding their military manpower to 1.5 million.

    Russia detailed plans Tuesday to expand its military to 1.5 million personnel over the next few years, a move that comes as Ukraine warns that Moscow may be planning an offensive and increased tensions between Moscow and the United States and its allies.

    Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced the troop increase, which is expected to be complete by 2026, according to Russian state news agency, TASS.

    Russia will also create military districts in Moscow and St. Petersburg, and an army corps will be created in the Republic of Karelia along Russia’s border with Finland, The Wall Street Journal reported. In addition, Moscow will set up “self-sufficient” units in Russian-held territories of Ukraine, Shoigu said.

The question I have is: How is Russia going to equip and train these 500,000 new conscripts when they’ve hardly been successful providing equipment for their previous conscripts?


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Re: Russia Says It’s Expanding Military To 1.5 Million
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2023, 02:03:06 pm »
So what other countries is Russia thinking about annexing?
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Re: Russia Says It’s Expanding Military To 1.5 Million
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2023, 02:11:24 pm »
So what other countries is Russia thinking about annexing?

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Re: Russia Says It’s Expanding Military To 1.5 Million
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2023, 04:24:09 pm »
So what other countries is Russia thinking about annexing?

Well, with an additional 1.5 million soldiers, they could basically do a one-on-one invasion of Estonia and still have about 170,000 soldiers left over (population of Estonia is about 1.33 million).