RUSSIA: President Vladimir Putin has proposed to cut 600,000 defense and security positions (by) about 20 percent. Mr. Putin told the Russian Security Council that it is time to make a final decision about the future of Russia's armed forces. In the past, Defense Ministry officials have resisted large military cuts. The proposed cuts also include civilian positions in other ministries.
Russian Security Council = ロシア連邦安全保障会議 (Security Council of Russia)
civilian positions = 非軍事関連職（一般職）