Russian State Duma approves amendment allowing passports of conscripts to be confiscated
Russia’s State Duma approved an amendment to a law on the procedure for entering and departing Russia that requires those conscripted into military or alternative civilian service to hand over their passports. According to the amendment, passports must be handed over to the Russian authorities within five days of receiving the conscription notice.
The document says that passports will be returned upon completion of either military or civilian service. If a conscript fails to surrender their passport without providing an acceptable reason, the passport will be declared invalid.