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Upper Age Limit Removed For Joining Russian Military

Russian lawmakers have passed a bill which removes age limits for joining the military.The lower house of the Russian parliament passed the bill in all three readings on Wednesday to scrap a limit of 40 for Russians signing their first voluntary military contracts.That could be a way for the Russian armed forces to step up recruitment.The deputy chair of the parliament's defence committee, Andrey Krasov, said the measure would "contribute to the recruitment to the military service of people in the most in-demand specialisms".A description of the bill on the parliament website indicated older recruits could be well suited to operate precision weapons or to serve in engineering or medical roles.
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