The Command of the CSTO CRRF will conduct a command and staff training on the basis of the Airborne Forces of the Russian Federation06.11.2020
From November 11 to 12, 2020, in the Moscow region, a command and staff training will be held with the Command of the CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Forces (CRRF). The event will be held under the charge of Colonel-General Anatoly Sidorov, the Chief of the CSTO Joint Staff, on the basis of the deployed 38th Guards Brigade of the Airborne Forces.
The main goal of the command and staff training is to test the prospective structure of the CSTO CRRF command post deployed on the basis of the checkpoint of the Airborne Forces.
The military personnel of the defense departments of the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan and the CSTO Joint Staff, as well as employees of the CSTO Secretariat are expected to participate in the command and staff training.
The CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Forces are designed to respond early to challenges and threats to the security of the CSTO member states.
They are formed on the basis of the Decision of the CSTO Collective Security Council of February 4, 2009.
The CSTO Collective Rapid Reaction Forces include:
mobile formations and military units of permanent readiness of the armed forces of the CSTO member states, fully staffed, equipped with modern and compatible weapons, military (special) equipment;
formation of special forces from among the special units of the internal affairs bodies (police), security agencies and special services, as well as authorized bodies in the field of prevention and elimination of the consequences of emergencies.
The total number of the CRRF is about 18,000 people.