Dozens of young men lined up in Omsk for the annual Russian autumn conscription where men aged 18-27 are obliged to spend a year in national service. Drafts take place twice a year - one in spring and one in autumn - but the timing of this one comes as President Vladimir Putin is beefing up his armed forces amid rising tensions with the West. It comes days after Russia launched wide-spread nuclear defence drills while the country has also tested an RS-18 ballistic missile allegedly to see if it could defeat US defence systems. Meanwhile NATO has responded with plans to deploy the biggest force in Eastern Europe since the Cold War. The conscripts were pictured lining up for medical tests in their underwear where they opened their mouths for doctors to inspect, had their chest size taken and general fitness assessed.