What is the composition of a motor rifles brigade in the Russian Army today? And what will the ground forces look like in the next 10-12 years?
A Motor-Rifles Brigade has 3 M-R btlns, 1 tank btln, 2 SP Arty Btlns, 1 MLRS btln, 1 Recon btln, 1 SAM Btln, 1 AAA/SAM combined btln, and a number of smaller support units (RKhBZ companies, Engineers, a field hospital, etc.)
In the next 10-12 years we will see the current motor-rifles, mountain, recon, and tank brigades re-organized into 3 types - Heavy, Medium, and Light brigades. Tank brigades may remain or may be eliminated entirely. The M-R units will be switched to a new universal medium chassis, the Heavy will have a new universal heavy chassis (Armata), and Light Bdes will use Tayfun, and Iveco Lynx MRAPs for vehicles. Tactical UAVs (namely Grusha and Eleron types) will become common among recon btlns in MR and VDV units, and we will see considerable improvements to the comm-gear that the armed forces use. We will also see an increase in modern kevlars, and flak jackets, which currently are fairly uncommon. We will see a gradual increase in numbers of contract soldiers, primarily occupying NCO and junior technical specialist niches. Finally we will see an increase in attempts to coordinate the MR units with Arty, Air, and Naval assets. How successful this will be will depend heavily on the quality of the comm gear they can get, and the quantity of contract soldiers that they will enlist.
EDIT: Here's a nice pic of a Lynx from one of the SpetzNaz units in South MD.
Apparently we will see Lynxes in the Victory Day Parade and parade practice, in Rostov-on-the-Don. As we can see, this one features the turret that Kamaz proposed adding to the Lynx, and what appears to be a PKP medium machinegun. In the background behind it we see a BTR-82A, with it's 2A72 autocannon.