Apr. 12, 1886

Decree regarding the military service of Jews, issued by Czar Alexander III of Russia [Russia]: “The family of a Jew who circumvents his duty to serve in the military, shall suffer a fine of 300 rubles; this punishment shall be executed by the appropriate draft office, and enforced by the police. In the case of indigency, it shall not be replaced by jail time.”
Die neueste Geschichte des jüdischen Volkes. Dubnow, S.M. Jüdischer Verlag, [The Most Recent History of the Jewish People]. 1923: Berlin. Page 179. Accessed online; Researched by Dominik Jacobs 3/2017