US chess chief: No plot to oust current FIDE head, but it ‘would be good for the game’Sport March 28, 18:27
Putin-Rouhani meeting round-upWorld March 28, 18:23
Request for referendum against iconic Petersburg cathedral's transfer to church approvedSociety & Culture March 28, 18:13
US diplomat says Washington is pleased with Arctic cooperation with MoscowWorld March 28, 18:11
Russia, Iran express support for Damascus’ efforts to combat terrorismWorld March 28, 17:46
Finance Ministry to serve up VAT refund to foreign buyers of alcohol in RussiaBusiness & Economy March 28, 17:44
Top ten most expensive items sold by Sotheby'sSociety & Culture March 28, 17:25
Russia’s future spacecraft to be equipped with fully isolated toilet cabinScience & Space March 28, 17:03
Lavrov vows that Moscow won’t leave Donbass residents 'high and dry'Russian Politics & Diplomacy March 28, 16:19
MOSCOW, July 18. /TASS/. About 500 recruits from Crimea were drafted during the spring conscription, Evgeny Burdinsky of the General Headquarters said on Saturday.
"It was for the first time we drafted young men from Crimea. The task we had was to draft 485 people - now they all are sent to serve on the Crimean Peninsula, mostly in the Black Sea Navy," he said.
Recruits drafted during the upcoming autumn conscription will also serve on the peninsula, the representative said.
He was asked whether the military used different approaches to young men of different ethnic groups living on the Crimean Peninsula. "I would not hide it, yes, there are differences, and we were ready for them."
He said the draft commissions avoided problems as they were cooperating with leaders of the Crimean Tatars as well as due to assistance from authorities of Tatarstan.