01 October 2012, Monday, 10:38

An autumn draft started in Russia

author: Ludmila Ternovaya

A regular autumn draft started in Russia today, October 1, and 140140 young people will be recruited this year in accordance with the decree of the President of Russia.

Six thousand people will be recruited to the Armed Forces from Bashkiria in 2012, the Republican Military Commissariat reports.

As compared with the spring draft the number of compulsory servicemen reduced by 15 thousand people on average. Russian Ministry of Defense intends to compensate the shortage of recruits by additional draft of contractual soldiers and by regular attraction of reservists.