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12-31-2011, 03:40 AM
Join Date: Mar 2004
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I was born in Russia but moved to Canada when I was 13. I don't think my Russian passport was renewed however I have my Canadian citizenship.
I'm now 27 and have never been back.
If i were to go back as a Canadian citizen, is there any risk at all of me being taken to do military service or anything like that?
Probably shouldn't be asking on a hockey forum, but some opinions would help
For what its worth, a good friend of mine is Russian, and has been in Canada the last six years at university. He left before he completed his military service, and has been back a few times without any problem. He also said that at 27 you are no longer obligated, which is when he plans on moving back (he's 25 now). But since Russia doesn't recognise dual citizenship, they might still consider you Russian even if you use a Canadian passport. The best solution would be to contact the Russian embassy or consulate to see the best way to go about it, as they will know for sure what to do.
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