Russian 7-Year-Old Gets Military Draft Orders A 7-year-old boy in Russia received a draft notice. Russian media quote his grandfather saying the family will bring the boy at the appointed time — they don't want to be accused of draft-dodging.
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Russian 7-Year-Old Gets Military Draft Orders

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Russian 7-Year-Old Gets Military Draft Orders

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A 7-year-old boy in Russia received a draft notice. Russian media quote his grandfather saying the family will bring the boy at the appointed time — they don't want to be accused of draft-dodging.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Here's a difference between the United States and Russia. The U.S. does not currently have a military draft. Russia does, and apparently cast the net for soldiers a little wide. A 7-year-old boy named Sasha received a draft notice. Russian media quote the boy's grandfather saying the family will bring him at the appointed time. They don't want to be accused of draft dodging, although Sasha says he would much rather be a police officer than a soldier. It's MORNING EDITION.

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