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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



in the USSR a citizen who is in the USSR armed forces reserve. Reservists are called for training and inspection for time periods specified in the 1967 Law of the USSR on Universal Military Service.

Reservists called for training meetings or inspections receive allowances in kind and money from the state for the duration of the meeting: reservists who are industrial or office workers or kolkhoz personnel called up to meetings retain their job and 75 percent of the average regular wage of the place of work.

When a mobilization is announced reservists must appear at places and times indicated in the mobilization notices, summonses, or orders of raions (city) military commissars. Reservists who do not appear for mobilization at the specified places and times are liable under the laws of war-time.

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The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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