The state Duma has expanded the reasons for the postponement of the army
The amendments to the bill will allow a postponement of the army to study in university and postgraduate programs, as well as for students in preparatory departments of universities and secondary vocational education
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State Duma deputies have adopted amendments to the law at second reading, equating students with the right to defer from the army. This was reported on the website of the lower house of parliament. The document was presented by a group of deputies headed by the state Duma vice president, Irina Yarovaya, and the chairman of the Duma defense committee, Vladimir Shamanov.
"Citizens who have reached military age during the school years are entitled to a postponement of military service due to training not only in higher vocational education programs (university programs or special programs), but also in education programs secondary profession "indicated in the account.
In addition, another postponement will be able to get students who continue to study at the judiciary, as well as their peers who have turned 18 years after graduating from school.
In January, after the adoption of the bill at first reading, state Duma president Vyacheslav Volodin stressed that this document would correct the situation when the conscripts who had taken advantage of the postponement of the army while they were still at school they could not get another to study by magistracy.
"In total, citizens who have chosen a higher vocational education can take advantage of four postponements from the military service.The first time was at school, the second time when I was studying in the preparation department, the third time when I was studying in degree and specialist programs , the fourth time when I was studying in specialization programs, "said the first vice president of the Duma defense committee Andrei Krasov.