A Yekaterinburg resident recently received a military draft notice for her son, Sergei Chernoskutov, born in 2006, which instructed the 16-year-old boy to go to a military registration and enlistment office in the city’s Chkalovsky District on January 26, 2023. Sergei Chernoskutov died from hydrocephalus (the build-up of fluids in the cavities deep within the brain) 14 years ago.
According to a report by Yekaterinburg's E1.ru local news website, the notice was dropped in the family’s mailbox, as opposed to being delivered by a military official and signed for. The boy's mother Anastasia told the publication that her son was born prematurely, and had cerebral palsy in addition to hydrocephalus.
You are subject to initial military registration, and are required to come to the military registration and enlistment office at 8.00 on 26.01.2023.
The local enlistment office told Anastasia that their lists were based on information from the passport offices, and she replied that she informed them of the boy's death. Anastasia added that she wanted to warn other women, as the negligence of Russian state employees means that they should also be prepared for similar situations, said Anastasia.
The Insider published a piece on the progress of the draft exactly three months before Anastasia’s deceased son Sergei got the summons. The article found that people with serious illnesses, those who were nearly blind, and even those who had died long ago had all received draft notices.