These women train at the Russian airborne academy to become officers in charge of paratroopers
On March 15, the Russian Deputy Minister of Defense, Tatyana Shevtsova, announced that this year more than 220 women had entered military academies, and that the Cadet Corps comprised almost 1,000 girls.
2,600 are officers and 72 hold commanding positions.
Women wear epaulettes and that means when ordered by their commander to attack, they attack along with everybody else. Over the last few years 710 women have participated in active military operations.