Military of Adygea
Emblem of the Adygean Armed Forces
President Lyov Bacherikov
Minister of Defence and General of the Army Tolenka Kakirkin
Military age 18-45 years old
Available for
military service
, age 18-49 (2005 est.)
Fit for
military service
, age 18-49  (2005 est.)
Reaching military
age annually
(2005 est.)
Budget $1.225 billion (2007 est.)
Percent of GDP 2.5% (2007)
Related articles
Ranks Adygean military ranks

The Armed Forces of Adygea (Adyghe: ???) were formed from portions of the military of the collapsing Soviet Union, in the early 1990s. The armed forces of Adygea consist of the Army, the Air Force and the Navy, all under the command of the Ministry of Defence of Adygea. General of the Army Tolenka Kakirkin is currently the Minister of Defence and the Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Adygea is Vanya Golenischev-Kutzov.

Organization Edit

The majority of Adygean soldiers are conscripts. The total number of active personnel (including civilian workers) numbers 90,535.[1] The branch structure is as follows:

Equipment and order of battle Edit

Adygea primarily uses Soviet-era equipment. As of 2006, the Adygean military lists its inventory as follows:

The organisation of this equipment can be found in this table.

Doctrine Edit

The military goals of the armed forces of Adygea, as defined in Article XIII, Section 1, are to defend the interests of the Adygean state. This was, prior to the First Chechen War of the early to mid 1990s, no different from Soviet military doctrine from the Cold War. However, upon a review by a committee of military analysts,[2] the Adygean military complex began moving away from the traditional cheap waves of infantry and armour and more towards high-quality equipment and began to put more money into training conscripts.

Conscription Edit

Historically, Adygea has relied on conscription to provide manpower for its military (drafting men of eighteen years for a tour of duty of two and a half years, in Adygea's case), but recent pressure from civil liberties organisations and international pressure have started turning Adygea away from the system. In late 2006, the duty period was reduced to one and a half years, but current legislation under deliberation could eliminate the concept altogether.

References and notes Edit

  1. Adygean ORBAT, 2007
  2. Lamanov, Karpunin; Vladimirov, Filat; Lavrenity, Innokentiy. "An Analysis of Current and Possible Future Military Doctrines of the Republic of Adygea." The Professional Adygean Soldier's Guide 18(1997): 14-38
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