Russian Lawmakers Approve Bill On Electronic Military Enlistment Aimed At Draft Dodgers


The Russian parliament’s lower chamber, the State Duma, has approved in its final reading a bill on electronic military enlistment aimed at making it more difficult for potential draftees to evade duty. According to the bill, the enlistment papers will be sent by both regular mail and electronically. The electronic variant will be considered as delivered to a person seven days after being placed online in an account opened for each person who is eligible for conscription. Many have avoided conscription during Russia's invasion of Ukraine by not picking up mail at their official address. To read the original story by RFE/RL's Russian Service, click here.