The army needs money: to pay for cellular communications, to buy something in a soldier's store, for personal hygiene products, for the needs of the company. I would also like to buy all sorts of necessary and pleasant things: a tourist gas burner, a utility knife, a watch and much more. You can earn money in the army in different ways.
First of all, the army is paid a monetary allowance. Since 2012, the amount of this allowance for conscripts has been 2,000 rubles. If a conscript holds a responsible or command position and has a rank from a corporal or higher, the amount of money allowance is higher.
A conscript soldier after six months of service is given the opportunity to switch to a contract basis. The level of salaries rises significantly: depending on the position and rank, the level of income ranges from 8,000 to 13,000 rubles. In addition, contract service is very different from urgent service: a contract soldier lives not in a barracks, but in a hostel, is not engaged in cleaning, but in improving his military qualifications, and is more engaged in combat training. The outfits in which they put contract soldiers, as a rule, are associated with leadership functions. A contractor can use his free time at his own discretion: walk around the city, meet girls, or even earn extra money as, for example, a freelancer.
In special conditions of service, conscripts are paid a monetary allowance multiplied by a coefficient of 1, 5-2. These conditions include not only hot spots, but also service in the Arctic Circle, in high mountains, on the islands and abroad. Plus, upon transfer to the reserve, an allowance is given in the amount of two salaries, orphans - 5 salaries.
There are also "unofficial" ways to make money in the army. Many make money by stealing and reselling military equipment, food, fuel, uniforms, etc. But, sooner or later, these "methods" are brought to the dock.
After several months of service, having met with colleagues, try to profitably “sell” your unique knowledge and skills, if any. For example, those who can draw well traditionally earn money on the design of demobilization albums. Those who know how to sew well - on the preparation of the demobilization form. Those who own the art of tattoos are especially appreciated - you can make a small fortune on this.
Particularly respected in the army are soldiers who, on duty, often find themselves outside the location of the unit - drivers of grocery, fuel and officer vehicles, postmen and others. Such people are often asked to buy something in the store. These requests are often fulfilled for a fee.
You can make money on anything, even cigarettes. Even if you don't smoke, create your own stock of several blocks. Interruptions in dispensing cigarettes - you can sell to colleagues a little more expensive. Teachings - many are already on the third day without tobacco and are ready to buy it at any price. At the end of lengthy exercises, the price of a cigarette rises to the cost of a pack, and a pack to the price of a block.