Source Pravda.Ru

Do not want to serve in the army? Pay $520 and go

The Legislative Assembly of Kyrgystan’s parliament gave the first reading to the amendments to the law on universal military service. Experts consider the amendments to be the most “revolutionary” in the CIS. First, the period of service is to be reduced up to one year; men are subject to the conscription at the age of over 20 only. The majority of the army will be contractually based, the budget will appropriate 1,300 som (Kyrgyz currency) per month (it is less than $30) for maintenance of contractual soldiers.

But if the conditions are disagreeable, a payment can be done to avoid the conscription. The law says, “it is necessary to do a payment at the rate of an annual maintenance of one soldier in the national army.” The authors of the project estimated the sum at the rate of $520 (25,000 Kyrgyz som).

Deputy of the Legislative Assembly Maj.-Gen. Ismail Isakov thinks, the measure will reduce corruption and bribe-taking. Now bribe-taking is very popular in all military registration and enlistment offices, but the law will make it possible to send the money to the state budget.

The new law allows businessmen and high-ranking officials to keep their children away from the army. But for ordinary citizens of Kygyzstan, who have the average monthly wage at the rate of about 1,300 som ($27), it will be difficult to avoid the conscription. Not to mention villagers, who have little money at all. It means, Kyrgyz army will be workers’ and peasants’ one, indeed.

Yury Razgulyayev PRAVDA.Ru Bishkek Kyrgyzstan

PRAVDA.Ru

Representatives of the North Korean administration issued a statement saying that the United States and its allies have lost the "political and military confrontation" to the DPRK

North Korea declares victory over USA
Comments
Donbass without militia will be worse than Srebrenica - Putin
Russia not pulling out from any international agreements, Putin says
USA to ruin Russian-Japanese relationship with the help of Aegis Ashore system
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
North Korea is not a threat to the US
Should Russian athletes go to non-Olympic Games in South Korea?
Russia on the eve of another Crimea referendum
Russia to install laser navigation system on the Moon
Russia to install laser navigation system on the Moon
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
USA to ruin Russian-Japanese relationship with the help of Aegis Ashore system
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
Russia not pulling out from any international agreements, Putin says
Donbass without militia will be worse than Srebrenica - Putin
Donbass without militia will be worse than Srebrenica - Putin
Putin: Russia will continue spending enough on defence not to be killed
Putin: Russia will continue spending enough on defence not to be killed
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine
Putin to Sobchak: We will never let them turn Russia into another Ukraine