Exactly one week after the start of the spring conscription for urgent military service - on April 8 - the employees of the Russian military registration and enlistment offices celebrate their holiday - the Day of the employees of military commissariats. It was on this day 103 years ago, on April 8, 1918, that the decree of the Council of People's Commissars "On the establishment of volost, uyezd, provincial and district military commissariats" was issued. From this date began история Soviet, and then Russian military enlistment offices, popularly referred to as "military enlistment offices."
All who served in the ranks of the Soviet and Russian army probably remember those days of their youth, when they received a summons to appear at the military registration and enlistment office. First, for a certificate of registration, then for the passage of a medical commission. The stern look of the head of the military registration and enlistment office, doctors of the medical commission, walking around the offices with a certificate form and the final conclusion: "Good!" And then another summons, but already for sending.
Each call through the military registration and enlistment offices passed hundreds and thousands of young people going to serve. And the draft was provided twice a year by the employees of the military enlistment offices. In addition to the draft itself, one more task of the military registration and enlistment offices was pre-conscription training. If in the days of the Soviet Union military service was considered a mandatory matter through which everyone had to go through, then in the 90s, after the collapse of the Union, they were in no hurry to serve. CWP (Basic Military Training) lessons were canceled in schools, the number of draft dodgers was off the charts.
But even in these conditions, the employees of the military registration and enlistment offices carried out their tasks, ensuring the call of youth for military service.
The 2021 Spring Appeal, which traditionally began on April 1, is the second held in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. But this does not stop the employees of the military registration and enlistment offices, who are still carrying out their tasks. In connection with the spread of COVID-19, the Ministry of Defense introduced a number of changes to the work of military commissariats.
As part of the spring conscription, all citizens called up and sent for military service will be tested for the new coronavirus infection at the assembly points. All conscripts will be provided with medical masks both at assembly points and on their way to the place of military service, and upon arrival at military units they will undergo a two-week quarantine.
Despite the difficulties, during the spring conscription, the staff of the military registration and enlistment offices must provide for the conscription of 134 thousand 650 young people. In this case, it is necessary to comply with both the rule of law and medical regulations.
Voennoye Obozreniye congratulates all active and retired employees of military enlistment offices on their professional holiday! We express our gratitude for your hard work in difficult conditions.