What is officially known about the departure of conscripts abroad under conditions of partial mobilization

The government portal Explains.rf published the official position of the federal authorities on restrictions on the movement of citizens around the country and travel abroad under conditions of partial mobilization, as well as news on the procedure for issuing passports to military servicemen.

The portal Explained.rf, created specifically to convey the position of the authorities on various issues to citizens, has published a number of official answers to questions that concern many tourists today.

The answer to the question whether men of military age can travel outside the region of residence and abroad is as follows: “Under the conditions of partial mobilization, there are no restrictions on the movement of citizens of the Russian Federation.” Earlier, the press center of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation issued the same wording.

The government portal also clarified that there would be no restrictions on the issuance of passports to Russians in connection with partial mobilization. The exception is those who have already been called or have received a subpoena.

Thus, according to the official position, only people who have already received a summons or those to whom this summons should be handed, that is, those who are on the lists for mobilization, may face the risk of being denied permission to travel abroad. As stated, such lists have already been sent to all border control points. As for the rest of the tourists liable for military service, albeit theoretically suitable for the requirements of conscription, there are no restrictions (according to official explanations) now.

Note that despite the availability of explanations, most tourists still have questions . In many respects – because of the practice of the past and the beginning of this week.


Recall that in the regions of Russia last week there was a discrepancy in the wording of local official documents regarding restrictions on the movement of persons liable for military service. Moreover, standard documents, as new information was received “from above”, were hastily corrected.

Somewhere, clarifications were needed from the military commissars of the regions, sometimes refuting the wording of the order. In a number of regions, in the documents of which the prohibition for those liable for military service to leave their place of permanent residence or travel abroad was initially recorded, this clause then disappeared or was changed to the need to “coordinate” such a departure with the military registration and enlistment office.

However, in practice there have been and still are (however, a few) cases when tourists were “turned around” at the border, refusing to leave – sometimes simply “on the basis of the law on mobilization, sometimes requiring a certificate from the military registration and enlistment office about that” exit approval.

As a rule, it is very difficult to obtain such a certificate: the majority of military registration and enlistment officers say that such certificates are “not provided for citizens at all.”

But, as readers of the ATOR telegram channel testify, in a number of regions military registration and enlistment offices that a person is not subject to mobilization and can leave, they really give out. Here is one of the examples sent to the editors.

It takes five days – a week to receive such a certificate. Photo: ATOR telegram channel @atorus

Let's hope that the official clarifications of the federal authorities of September 28 will send a clear enough signal to the regions that restrictions on movement for those who have not received a summons and are not included in the mobilization lists , are illegal and should be excluded from practice.

There are already positive examples: on September 28, Tyumen Airport already canceled the previously announced ban on traveling abroad for men without a certificate from the military registration and enlistment office.

< p>“The airport continues to operate normally. Everyone can fly abroad. There is no official ban, ”commented the situation at the airport. Let's hope that this is the “first sign”.

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