Information about losses of the Russian army declassified after the publication of data on insurance for servicemen

In Russia for the first time since 2010 published on the number of dead soldiers, writes the newspaper «Vedomosti».

Official information on casualties remains classified. However, in open access the information about the number of insurance claims, identified as «death», which is provided in the materials for the participants of the tender for the insurance of soldiers in 2018-2019.

As the newspaper notes, insurance in the Russian army is compulsory, so specified in the tender documents the numbers refer to all categories of servicemen.

According to these data, in 2012 for various reasons, died in 630 servicemen of the defense Ministry of the Russian Federation, in 2013 – 596, 2014 – 790 in 2015 – 626.

Previous data were published in 2010. Then, according to the Russian Prosecutor’s office, died 478 active military personnel.

As said the publication of the expert Artem Lavrov, the data can be unambiguously interpreted as an increase in mortality in the armed forces of the Russian Federation, since they cannot be correlated with the size of the army. It is known that she is growing since 2008, however, accurate data on the real numerical strength have not been published anywhere.

Noteworthy local peak of mortality of the army in 2014 when, according to Ukraine, the Russian army took part in operations in the Donbass, according to «Vedomosti». However, the interviewed experts stated that in absolute figures the losses of the defense Ministry during this period are not much different from 2008, when the Russian army participated in military actions in Georgia.

The armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine began in April 2014. Fighting underway between the Armed forces of Ukraine and Pro-Russian rebels who control part of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Russia denies involvement in the conflict.




Information about losses of the Russian army declassified after the publication of data on insurance for servicemen 05.12.2017

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