Mandatory conscription age to stand at 18—30 in Russia

The upper limit will be simply raised by 3 years

The committee for defence of Russia’s State Duma has approved an amendment increasing the upper age limit for mandatory conscription to 30 years, says the committee’s chairman Andrey Kartapolov.

The conscription age will be between 18 and 30 years old, Kartapolov says.

He also noted that the changes would become effective starting 2024.

In June, the State Duma adopted a bill on gradual increase of the conscription age. It was claimed that it would eventually stand at 21—30 years instead of the current 18—27.

The changes were reported to be gradual, adding one year to both the lower and the upper limit, thus finishing the reform by 2026. The new reports say only the upper limit would be raised.

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