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The term of service in the army sokrtilsya

January 6 2008

A year ago, compulsory military service in the Russian Armed Forces had been reduced to half. From 1 January 2008 term of military conscription is 1 year.

Federal Law "On Amending the Federal Law" On Military Duty and Military Service "also introduces a change or cancellation of a number of reasons for granting citizens of deferments from military service.

In particular, it provides exemption from conscription of students trained by the military departments who have graduated from the educational institution of higher education.

These changes were made in the implementation of federal target program for the transition to contract method of recruitment and units. Ministry of Defense was only in 2007 translated into a contractual method of acquisition 19 formations and military units totaling 42,000 people, according to Total in the Armed Forces are almost 206,000 contract soldiers and sergeants (petty officers) of the composition.


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