Russian court: pacifist Christian does not have to fight in Ukraine

18-03-2023

Eastern Europe

CNE.news

People cross a street bus under a billboard depicting a soldier with the slogan 'Glory to the Heroes of Russia' in St. Petersburg, Russia. Photo EPA, Anatoly Maltsev

A Russian court upheld a conscript's right to alternative service on religious grounds for the first time. Instead of going to the front in Ukraine, the man may perform alternative civil service.