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    The Kazakh Defense Ministry and national TV have launched a televised project in which politicians, athletes and celebrities will be drafted into the armed forces.

    The Kazakh Defense Ministry and national TV have launched a televised project in which politicians, athletes and celebrities will be drafted into the armed forces.

    The participants of the project, titled "Special Mission," will undergo special training for several days in one of the country's military units and then will be tasked with an "important mission."

    "Those who did not fulfill their military service duty for whatever reasons will get combat experience in various services and branches of the armed forces," the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

    According to the program, participants will be unexpectedly "drafted" at work, home or even at a party and whisked off to serve in the military.

    "There will be no favors. He [the participant]... will do workouts, eat soldier's meals and live in barracks," the ministry said.

    The show will go on the air for the first time on Sunday.

    ASTANA, February 15 (RIA Novosti)

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