President Vladimir Putin signed a decree “On the appeal in October – December 2016 the citizens of the Russian Federation on military service and about dismissal from military service of the citizens passing military service on an appeal”. It is planned to call 152 thousand young men. The decree comes into force from the day of its official publication.
Government, Executive authorities of subjects of the Russian Federation and the invocatory commissions mandated to ensure the implementation of activities related to military service. In accordance with the same decree will be provided with a dismissal from military service of soldiers, sailors, sergeants and foremen, term of military service on call has expired
In the fall of 2015 for military service were called 147,1 thousand people, in the spring of 2016 155 thousand.
Autumn conscription begins October 1 and runs until December 31. Previously, the defense Ministry saidthat significantly reduced the number of youth trying to avoid conscription. The number of draft Dodgers in 2015 decreased by 22.5% and amounted to less than five thousand. A year earlier there were more than six thousand.
Representatives of the General staff linked this trend with the positive changes in the attitude of society towards army and was told about a survey VTSIOM, according to which the level of confidence in the Armed forces in Russia has reached 82%, while the share of Russians who believe in the ability of the army to defend their country in case of real threat from other States was 89%.
The defense Ministry is not going to abandon compulsory military service, despite the increase in the number of contract servicemen. Most recruits want to serve in the airborne troops, the Marines, army special forces, as well as in scientific and scientific-production companies.
Now existing law, the Dodgers threatens or the penalty to 200 thousand roubles or imprisonment for the term up to two years. In 2014, defense Minister Sergei Shoigu instructed his subordinates to consider publication in the press of the list of draft Dodgers.