President RF Vladimir Putin extended for two years contract Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Army General Nikolai Makarov, reports "Interfax". Makarov already headed for the age limit for military service, which at the current time to the rank of generals "Gen. Army "is 60 years old.
Nikolai Makarov turned 60 Oct. 7, 2009. Then Dmitry Medvedev, who was then president of Russia, extended contract with the Chief of Staff for three years. Each new contract extension to curry favor with your own life voennosluzhschim certainly made the decision of the Supreme Commander. Makarov headed the General Staff in June 2008, once he is the Deputy Secretary of Defense RF.
In the middle of March 2012 it was reported that the Ministry of Defence RF prepared a draft federal bill, which envisages the introduction of configurations in the law "On Military Duty and Military Service." According to the project output to the officers suggested to postpone in store for 5 years. Thus, the Colonels will be able to go in store at age 50 (now 45), colonels — at 55, the generals to Gen.-Lieutenant inclusive — in 60 years, and Gen.-colonels and generals of the army — in 65 years.
Nominally, the officer is entitled to a military pension upon separation from service after 20 years of service.