The Russian government has saved drivers from having to undergo a medical examination when replacing a driver's license. It is only about changing the rights because of their loss, damage or change of personal data.
In other cases, the passage of the fee remains mandatory. According to the law "On road safety", a medical examination should take place by road users, in which the period of eligibility has expired. The survey also nobody cancels for people deprived of their rights at the time. On the other nuances can be read in the 23rd article of the Federal law.
Note, extraordinary mandatory medical examination remains mandatory. It is done when the driver in the next compulsory examination revealed contraindications to driving. Usually in these cases requires additional research methods.