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    KRASNOYARSK, January 14 (RIA NOVOSTI) - Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov has demanded cardinal improvement of discipline in the Army and the Navy.

    Ivanov, speaking in Krasnoyarsk on Wednesday at a working conference with the military commissioners of the Federation entities of the Siberian federal district, stated that "despite a certain reduction of the number of incidents and crimes in the troops over the past year, their level is still high enough."

    According to Ivanov, "an analysis of today's state of discipline and law and order in the armed forces shows that the main prerequisites for violations are laid down in the upbringing and education of a young man who is called up for military service." As the Minister said, correct organization of educational work directly in the troops is not enough to cardinally improve discipline in the army and Navy. "It is necessary for us to seriously work to improve the quality of the called-up contingent," Ivanov said.

    He noted that today's conference is devoted to the problems of citizens' preparation for military service, of call up, and of recruiting personnel for contract military service.

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