Record Number of Russians Join Armed Forces as Professional Soldiers in 2021 Amidst Rising Security Threats

Thousands Enlisted in Russian Army to Seek Revenge for Moscow Terrorist Attack

Since the beginning of the year, over 100,000 people have signed military service contracts with the Russian Ministry of Defense. This represents a significant increase in the number of individuals joining the armed forces as professional soldiers. According to officials, many of these candidates were motivated by a desire to avenge victims of terrorism.

Russian law prohibits mobilizing conscripts for combat missions outside the country, so the Russian army relies solely on professional soldiers serving on long-term contracts. These soldiers receive intensive training and are often part of special units equipped with modern weapons and high technology. The tragic event at the Crocus City Hall theater on March 22 has prompted a strong response from the Russian government. Officials have accused Western and Ukrainian intelligence of supporting the attackers and have made arrests in connection with the incident.

IS-K, the Afghan branch of Islamic State, claimed responsibility for the attack while Ukraine denied any involvement. The Russian government has yet to provide specific evidence to support its claims regarding Western and Ukrainian intelligence’s involvement in the attack. The situation remains tense as more professional soldiers are being mobilized by Russia to address security concerns and potential threats. In response to this threat, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has announced plans to establish two combined military groups and 30 new units this year, including divisions and brigades.

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