Currently, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation on military service officer positions are about 3 thousand women, among whom 28 have the rank of "colonel."
1.5% of female officers hold primary positions of command, the rest of this category of personnel is on the staff positions as professionals involved in health care and financial services, Signal Corps, etc.
Among the officers of the female 1.8% have higher operational and tactical military training, 31.2% — full of military-trained, and 19% had received military training in the military departments of civilian colleges and universities.
In addition, about 11,000 members of the fairer sex are in the rank of "lieutenant" and basically take positions in the field of communications and logistics.
Servicemen and-women in military service under contract as enlisted men in practically all types and types of troops, military districts, formations and units.
In 2011, for the faithful performance of duty 4 female soldiers honored with state awards, more than 6,000 were awarded departmental medals of the Ministry of Defense of Russia.