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Russian Duma Votes to Abolish Upper Age Limit for Military Enlistment

HeadlineMay 26, 2022

Russia’s parliament has voted to abolish an upper age limit for people wishing to join the military. Once President Vladimir Putin signs the measure into law, Russians over the age of 40 will be able to enlist in the Armed Forces. On Wednesday, Putin visited a military hospital in Moscow, where he met with soldiers injured in Ukraine for the first time since he ordered his troops to invade more than three months ago. Also on Wednesday, Putin signed a decree fast-tracking Russian citizenship for residents of Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine. 

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