View Full Version : How-To Dodge The Draft

30-03-2009, 18:07
How to Dodge the Draft in Russia - TIME (http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1888238,00.html)

All men between 18 and 27 years of age who meet minimal health requirements must present themselves for compulsory army service. University attendance allows people to be exempted only if the school requires military training in order to graduate. Men who do not serve (and do not have a good reason for being exempted from duty) do not qualify for international passports and related documents issued by the government. It's easy to be caught and summarily sent off to service because government-issued documentation must be carried at all times.

Green Tea
30-03-2009, 20:39
I know lots of Russian guys who never served and never had any problems because of it. And no, they weren't all poor sighted weaklings with narrow shoulders. And no, they didn't all buy their way out of service.