On April 11, 2023, the State Duma of the Russian Federation approved in the third reading the Bill that introduces the amendments into the laws regarding the serving subpoenas for military service (Bill No. 361804-7). The Bill is currently under the consideration of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation.
According to the new rules, the service of the subpoena will be considered:
- the delivery of the subpoena in person with the confirmation of the receipt;
- sending the subpoena by the registered mail with the acknowledgment of the receipt;
- sending the subpoena in electronic form through the personal account of Gosuslugi (after 20 days);
- placement of information about the agenda in the Unified Register of Military Records (after 7 days).
The Bill provides for the creation of a publicly available Unified Register of Military Records which displays information about all conscripts to whom subpoenas were sent. If the subpoena is not deemed to have been served in writing or in electronic form, the subpoena will be deemed to have been served 7 days after the date of its placement in this register.
In the event a conscript fails to appear at the military commissariat, a number of restrictions and prohibitions come into effect, including:
- Ban on leaving the Russian Federation;
- Ban on state registration as an individual entrepreneur or a self-employed;
- Suspension of the registration of immovable property for state cadastral registration and (or) state registration of rights;
- Restriction of the right to drive;
- Ban on state registration of vehicles;
- Ban on the conclusion of loan agreements.
Restrictions and prohibitions against the conscript come into effect from the moment the subpoena is considered handed and until the moment the conscript appears at the military commissariat.