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Humanitarian sciences in Siberia

2011 year, number 2

Universal Military Sservice as a Part of Military Reforms of Emperor Alexander I.

V.I. Bayandin
Keywords: recruitment regulations, recruitments, recruitment confirmations, redemption, universal military service, manifesto of 1874, Siberian non-Russians, call-up age, Russian Imperial Army
Pages: 18-21


The article considers the question of the law on the all-classes military service in January 1874 in Russia. The process of preparation and carrying out of the recruitment in the country and its peculiarities in Siberia is investigated. The author estimates a value of the law for the improvement of military efficiency under the conditions of rapid rise of military potential of some leading European countries. Attitude of different social groups to the law is analyzed.