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​The russians "Found" a Way to Increase the Production of Missiles and BMP-3 IFVs

Students and prisoners to factories, but workers to the front
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Conveyor for the production of BMP-3 and BMD-4M IFVs at the Russian "Kurganmashzavod" enterprise / Illustrative photo from open sources
Conveyor for the production of BMP-3 and BMD-4M IFVs at the Russian "Kurganmashzavod" enterprise / Illustrative photo from open sources

Russia "on paper" has a huge demographic resource, but in reality "not everything is so clear-cut"

Kremlin propagandists claim that the administration of the Kurgan region of the russian federation increased by 30% the state order for higher educational institutions, where personnel will be trained for local enterprises of the russian military-industrial complex.

At the same time, it is planned to make "production practice" at such factories for students of educational institutions almost continuous, and they will be "attracted" first of all with a high salary for the region at the level of 70 thousand rubles (currently the equivalent of 900 dollars) per month.

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The russians Found a Way to Increase the Production of Missiles and BMP-3 IFV - Students and prisoners to factories, but workers to the front,, Defense Express
Shipment from the "Kurganmashzavod" enterprise of a batch of ready-made BMP-3 IFVs for the russian army / Illustrative photo of pre-war times

Three enterprises important for the russian military-industrial complex are concentrated in the Kurgan region. The most significant is "Kurganmashzavod", which manufactures BMP-3, BMD-4M infantry fighting vehicles and other light tracked armored vehicles for the russian army.

In addition, the company "Kurganpribor" is located here, which manufactures anti-aircraft, anti-tank and air-to-air missiles, as well as "Technokeramika", which also manufactures elements necessary for the military production of the russian federation. In total, these enterprises employ 1,700 workers. They plan to increase the number of employees by another 1,500 people, of which 1,200 are "reserved" specifically for students.

The russians Found a Way to Increase the Production of Missiles and BMP-3 IFV - Students and prisoners to factories, but workers to the front, Conveyor for the production of R-74 air-to-air missiles at the facilities of the Kurganpribor enterprise, Defense Express
Conveyor for the production of R-74 air-to-air missiles at the facilities of the Kurganpribor enterprise / Illustrative photo from open sources

But in addition to students, "Kurganmashzavod" and other enterprises of the russian military-industrial complex in the region also plan to use prisoners. For this purpose, appropriate "production divisions" have already been created at these plants. It seems that the practice of attracting such a "specialized contingent" to work at the "Uralvagonzavod" in the Kremlin was recognized as "successful" and decided to "scale it up".

Back in 2021, the russian government adopted the "Concept for the Development of the Penitentiary System until 2030", where prisoners were allowed to be used more widely in "civilian" sectors of the economy, such as agriculture or woodworking. And so that this "special contingent" could be attracted to enterprises of the russian military-industrial complex, the government of the russian federation simply adopted the necessary amendment to the relevant resolution.

The russians Found a Way to Increase the Production of Missiles and BMP-3 IFV - Students and prisoners to factories, but workers to the front, Painting T-90M at Uralvagonzavod, Defense Express
Painting T-90M at Uralvagonzavod / Illustrative photo of pre-war times

All of the things described above arose because the Kremlin wants to increase the production of weapons at its enterprises, but there is no suitable personnel resource for this. The Russians managed to send a significant part of the low-skilled personnel of their factories to the front of Russia-ukraine war, but there was no one to replace them. Because even despite the decline in the standard of living, there are no russians willing to work at the enterprises of the russian military-industrial complex.

That is why the russian federation is forced to take extraordinary steps. The cause is that russia has an unlimited personnel resource "on paper", but in practice it does not know how to manage it effectively. That is why similar nuances arise.

The russians Found a Way to Increase the Production of Missiles and BMP-3 IFV - Students and prisoners to factories, but workers to the front, T-90M Proryv, Defense Express
Echelon of new T-90M Proryv for the Russian invaders, January 2023 / Photo from open sources
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