Russia Launches 2024 Spring Military Conscription

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree initiating the spring military conscription campaign for 2024, mandating the enlistment of 150,000 Russian citizens into mandatory military service.

Set to take place from April 1 to July 15, this directive targets Russian men aged 18 to 30, focusing on those not currently in the reserves but eligible for conscription. This move follows a significant mobilization in fall 2022, involving over 300,000 individuals.

The conscription requirement in Russia mandates a year-long military service from the age of 18, either directly or through equivalent training within higher education frameworks. Moreover, a recent legal adjustment now extends the upper conscription age limit from 27 to 30 years, effective from January 1 2024. Note that conscripts cannot legally be deployed to fight outside Russia.