The State Duma proposed to abolish the age limit for the conclusion of the first contract in the army
A draft law on the abolition of the age limit for the conclusion of the first contract for military service has been submitted to the State Duma. This was reported on the website of the system for ensuring the legislative activity of the State Duma.
“The purpose of the bill is to eliminate the age limit for citizens of working age (foreign citizens), at which they are given the right to conclude the first contract for military service,” the explanatory note to the document states.
It also notes that, according to the law "On military duty and military service", it is stipulated that the first contract for military service can be concluded by Russian citizens aged 18 to 40 years, and foreign citizens - from 18 to 30 years.
The explanatory note emphasizes that this contributes to the recruitment of specialists in demanded specialties (medical support, engineering, maintenance, operation, communications, etc.)
Earlier, a poll was conducted in Russia , which showed that the majority of Russians vote for the formation of the armed forces on a contract basis (55%). Only one in five Russians (21%) believes that the country needs a draft army. Moreover, among the men who served, there are twice as many supporters of conscription service than among those who did not serve (26 and 13%, respectively), but the majority are still for the contract army (65% among those who served and 72% among those who did not serve).