It should be noted that these changes were adopted by the State Duma on May 14, 2019 and approved by the Federation Council on May 22, 2019. So, foreign citizens (aged 18 to 30 years) who are legally located on the territory of Russia now have the right to conclude a contract for military service. To exercise this right, they, as foreign citizens, can only once. In order to obtain the right to conclude the next contract for service (soldier, sailor, sergeant, foreman or rescuer), a foreigner will have to obtain Russian citizenship.
The right to conclude a new contract with them will appear only if they acquire the citizenship of the Russian Federation
- said in an explanatory note.
On the same day, the head of state signed Law 118-ФЗ “On Amending Article 27 of the Federal Law“ On the Status of Military Personnel ”. The document was adopted by the State Duma on May 16, 2019 and approved by the Federation Council on May 22, 2019. It has already been published on the official legal information portal.