Deputy Zhurova called a possible deferment from mobilization for active athletes
Most likely, professional athletes who are members of national teams and are preparing for competitions will not be mobilized. At the same time, those who have already left the big sport can fall under it. This opinion was expressed by State Duma deputy Svetlana Zhurova in a conversation with Lenta.ru.
Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin spoke about the armor for the country’s athletes. His words are quoted by Match TV. “There will be certain protective measures. Perhaps there will be some delay. The system will continue to develop actively, despite the situation,” Matytsin said, emphasizing that Russian athletes are maximally mobilized and ready to solve the tasks set by the state.
“Now they started talking about the fact that athletes are already receiving summons. But in fact, in fact, people, even those with high ranks, regalia, but who have finished performing, become ordinary people, there can be no delays for them, ”said Zhurova. “Another thing is that many professional athletes have health problems, and it is for this reason that they may simply not pass the medical examination.”
Nevertheless, even such categories of athletes who are unfit for health reasons may receive summons. The point here, according to the deputy, is that Russians do not have the habit of coming to the military registration and enlistment office in peacetime and bringing certificates from medical institutions. Although doing it, as it is now obvious, was worth it.
After all, no one had thought before that mobilization could begin and all these certificates would come in handy, no one notified the military registration and enlistment office about injuries. Here are the agendas and come
But active athletes, members of the national team preparing for competitions, according to Zhurova, may be granted a delay.
“In general, the same applies to representatives of any other professions: which we need simply so that life in the country does not stop. They, even having military specialties, cannot be called up, because someone has to ensure the work of the necessary institutions, ”the politician emphasized.
On September 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of partial mobilization in the country. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu specified that it is planned to call up 300,000 reservists.