The Ministry of Defense pays an additional 7,800 rubles a day for participating in hostilities in the Donbass

The military commissar of Yakutia, Alexander Avdonin, told the media that citizens who are called up for mobilization and will serve in the special operation zone will receive from 205 thousand rubles, depending on their position and military rank.

The military commissar of Yakutia, Alexander Avdonin, told the media that citizens who are called up for mobilization and will serve in the special operation zone will receive from 205 thousand rubles, depending on their position and military rank.

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Military Commissar of Yakutia Alexander Avdonin told the media – citizens who are called up on mobilization and will serve in the special operation zone will receive from 205 thousand rubles depending on the position and military rank.

A decent amount. To understand where it comes from, we turned to one of the Moscow military commissariats.

“Yes, it can be so,” the employee told us. – Maybe even a lot more.

As stated Vladimir Putin in his address, the citizens mobilized now will be equated with contract servicemen. This means that their allowance must be calculated according to “contract norms”.

“Today, for one day in hostilities, a serviceman of the Russian Ministry of Defense receives an additional payment of 7,800 rubles (only in combat operations you can earn 241,000 rubles per month!!!”), the military registration and enlistment office noted. – At the end of the month, the commander submits a financial report card of military personnel with closed combat days and the amount is added to the monthly allowance

The main word here is “added”. That is, also a salary (in the army it is called “allowance”).

According to the Russian Ministry of Defense:

platoon commander, lieutenant – receives more than 50,000 rubles a month,

major – about 95,000 rubles,

colonel – more than 100,000 rubles.

The figures are approximate. It all depends on the length of service, position and what kind of allowances the fighter receives. Served 2-5 years – get a salary for a military position “for length of service” – 10%, more than 25 years – 40%. Professor or Master of Sports – plus 60% and 100%, respectively.

“But is it really in the army that the strong are valued more than the smart,” you ask. No. Such a difference is because it is too expensive to teach, feed and dress a professional military man, and then treat him for the entire service. So health is a priority.

There are additional payments – for “special conditions of service” and participation in special operations. This is from 25% of the salary. They also pay for awards. For medals: “For military distinction”, “For military prowess”, “For demining” give an increase in salary from 10 to 30%.

In other words, the salary of a contract soldier of the Russian Ministry of Defense depends on a huge number of factors. On the Ministry of Defense website even have salary calculatorwhich allows you to find out some regularities.

And this is even without those very per diem-combat allowances (according to the labor code in Russia, a business trip is paid at $ 53 per day) and rewards for destroyed enemy equipment.

According to unofficial information:

Capture of the HIMARS launcher – 1 million rubles,

destruction of an aircraft, HIMARS launcher, Tochka-U – 300,000 rubles,

helicopter – 200,000 rubles,

tank – 100,000 rubles,

any armored combat vehicle, self-propelled guns, anti-aircraft guns, tactical missiles, multiple launch rocket systems – 50,000 rubles.

(money is paid to all fighters who participated in the elimination of the target)

As a result, according to the information of the participants in the special operation in Donbass, contractors receive payments on average about 200 thousand rubles.

But it is also important to take into account the fundamental principle of command and control in any army – unity of command. Here the commander feeds, heals, marries, and, if necessary, buries. The commander also rewards. It is at his discretion that the fighter receives all the bonuses.

By the way, all funds go to an account that can be used by family members of a serviceman. So the money won’t go to waste.


Thanks to the risk, contractors and officers received the right to the status of “Combatant” and an additional payment to the pension of about 3.5 thousand rubles.


Until 2001, Russian officers were paid 950 rubles in addition to their salary per day in the area of ​​the counter-terrorist operation in Chechnya. But this money was not given to everyone, but only to those fighters who actually traveled outside Khankala and participated in hostilities.

During the Great Patriotic War, they were also awarded for good service. In 2018, the Finance Department of the Ministry of Defense opened an exhibition on finances in the army at the Central Museum of the Armed Forces of Russia.

They showed the pay books of the Red Army soldiers of the 1918 model, and the distribution lists for world-famous officers. According to declassified documents, the commander of the air division, Colonel Alexander Pokryshkin, received 1,800 rubles a month. And the commander of the division of the guard, Colonel Vasily Stalin – 5095 rubles.

For each downed plane, their pilot received 1,000 rubles.

For a downed tank, the gunner of an anti-tank rifle was entitled to 500 rubles, and the soldier who stopped the tank with a grenade – 1000 rubles. If the tank was set on fire by a group of fighters, they were given 1,500 rubles for everyone.

Then money was brought to the front in iron regimental safes. It used to be that they were buried in the ground during the encirclement, and years later they were found, and the funds were returned to the budget.

Snipers made good money on the Nazis.

In the museum, next to the jacket of the famous sniper Vasily Zaitsev, who killed 225 Fritz, there is an order of 1942 signed by Joseph Stalin. It follows from it that the sniper-corporal had a salary of 25 rubles a month. But if he beat the bastard accurately and regularly, then he received the rank of sergeant with a salary of 35 rubles, and in the third year of service he already earned 200 rubles.


For foreign citizens, a contract with the Russian Ministry of Defense for 5 years allows them to obtain Russian citizenship for 3 years already and continue to serve as a citizen of Russia. And after 20 years of contract service, you can get an apartment from the Ministry of Defense.

After the first contract, if the former foreign citizen is under the age of 24, the doors of the universities of the Ministry of Defense and the possibility of obtaining an officer’s rank are opened. And if the age is older, there are benefits for admission to a budget place in any civil higher educational institution of your choice.

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