Putin announces end of compulsory military service in Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia is gradually moving away from the compulsory military service model, and will abandon it completely “sometime later”, RIA Novosti reports.
“We should bear in mind that we are gradually moving away from compulsory service in general,” the president said, adding that this process is taking place more slowly than planned due to budgetary limitations.
“But we are still working and will continue to work to ensure that it won’t be long before this matter is no longer relevant,” Putin concluded.
He explained that Russia is developing “scientific companies”, and there are plans to create a skill-intensive …read more