Identity card of the Russian Armed Forces

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This article is about a military identity document used inside Russia. For international passport issued to Russian citizens, see Russian passport.
Military identity card
(Russian: Военный билет Вооружённых сил России)
Military ticket Russian army.jpeg
An example of the card
Issued by  Russia
Eligibility requirements military personnel

Identity card of the Russian Armed Forces (Russian: Военный билет Вооружённых сил России) is a document issued to soldiers of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and other "power" agencies, where military service is provided, as well as to those who are exempt from military service or upon admission to the reserve. For citizens on the conscription military service, this is a document replacing the passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation.[1] In modern Russian military, the ID cards of two different types are issued: ID for a soldier/sailor/sergeant/warrant officer, and ID for a military officer.[citation needed]

In addition to the modern version of the document, military cards issued in the Soviet Union are also in use, as well as several options for older military cards issued in the Russian Federation.[citation needed]


In addition to the general identity information, such as last name, given name(s), date and place of birth, education, and the presence of a civilian specialty sports category, military ID can contain a number of specific information items, such as:[citation needed]

  • decision of the draft board
  • mark for military (civilian alternative) service, post[clarification needed] and MAS[clarification needed]
  • military rank, specialty class
  • government (departmental) awards and decorations
  • wounds, injuries and contusions
  • list of weapons and technical equipment assigned to the person
  • reserve status
  • military training
  • anthropometric measurements (height, head circumference, size of the gas mask, clothing size, shoe size)
  • marks for the admission and withdrawal of the military registration
  • evaluation of the decision of the military oath or bringing obligation; a note is made of the military chief of staff, as follows: "It is a military oath (liability brought)", and it also indicates the day, month and year of taking of the oath

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  1. ^ (Russian) Абзац второй подпункта 16 статьи 2 Федерального закона «Об основных гарантиях избирательных прав и права на участие в референдуме граждан Российской Федерации»