Governors blamed for a mobilization call


RIA Novosti

The state Duma adopted in the third reading the law according to which governors and heads of municipalities will personally lead the recruiting of the Commission on mobilization. This was reported on the website of the lower house of parliaments on Friday, 10th February.

“The bill is developed with a view to assigning personal responsibility for the exercise of powers, functions and duties in the field of mobilization preparation and mobilization, ( … ) the heads of Federal Executive authorities, higher officials of subjects of Russia, heads of municipal formations”, — is spoken in the explanatory note.

Amendments to the Federal law on the mobilization of 1997, intended to provide a unified approach to the formation of draft boards.

In January, 2016, the member of the faction “United Russia” in legislative Assembly of Sverdlovsk area Maxim Ivanov suggested to not prohibit an army of men to be elected to Parliament.