Changed the rules of alternative service in Russia

Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree about the changes the passage of alternative civil service (AGS). The respective document on Thursday, 6 July, published on the website of the Cabinet.

In particular, the citizen passing alternative civil service, will be able to take leave to care for a child. At the same time he “will be given free time to travel to the place of use of leave and back.”

The government also introduced a requirement for the employer to inform about the cases of evasion of young people from the service.

The right to alternative civil service have the recruits, whose belief or religion contradict military service and also representatives of indigenous peoples. Term AGS — 21 or 18 months, depending on the location of its passage, while they put two vacations. When choosing place service takes into account education, specialty, experience, medical condition, marital status. Alternativeswhen, particularly working nurses in hospitals and dispensaries, construction workers, workers in factories, foresters, postmen, firemen.