Putin signed the law on the military service of foreigners in Russia under the contract

On May 29, 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed Act 117-FZ “On Amending Articles 34 and 40 of the Federal Law“ On Military Duty and Military Service ”. Now, foreign citizens will be able to do military service in Russia under a contract. The document has already been published on the official legal information portal.

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.
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 30 May 2019 14: 09
    You need to educate your men properly and take care of your people, then the legionnaires will not be needed!
    ..... Do not squander wealth, if not yours.
    May the people have a homeland and pride in it.
    For the enemies, be STALIN, and also Susanin,
    for the people, be a father, a just fine fellow.
    If it’s hard for people to live, you will fall into the freak count!
  2. AICO Offline AICO
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 30 May 2019 21: 49
    We optimized !!!
  3. weddu Offline weddu
    weddu (Kolya) 31 May 2019 00: 08
    But will a foreigner on a contract shed blood for someone else’s homeland? Yes, with the first shots, he is exhausted. You won’t even force my friends of Ukrainians with Russian citizenship to shoot Ukrainians, they’ll rather shoot at Russians.