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Draft legislation would require Russian draftees to report for conscription even if they're never summoned

Meduza

The federal government endorsed the legislation, while simultaneously noting that clauses in the bill contradict existing laws on military service.

The maximum penalty for evading the draft in Russia is two years in prison. In the first six months of 2017, more than 300 men were convicted of draft evasion. They were all let off with fines.