All Posts Tagged With: "conscription"

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Spring Military Draft Begins in Russia

The Russian military has begun its Spring draft, and has started conscripting young men of age. The army expects to take in some 133 thousand conscripts, with some Russian regions using creative measures, including online social networks to find potential soldiers and draft-dodgers.

Apr 2, 2008 | Continued
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Unwarranted Draft Case Launched Against Opposition Leader

A criminal case for draft dodging has been mounted against Denis Shadrin, an opposition activist and leader of a regional branch of the United Civil Front party.

Feb 21, 2008 | Continued
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Mandatory Military Service for Young Russian Clergy

A new ordinance requires Russia’s religious leaders to serve in the military.

Feb 19, 2008 | Continued
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Army Hazing Victim Dies in Moscow

Roman Rudakov, a private who suffered serious injuries as result of hazing in the Russian army, has died in Moscow after over a year of hospitalization. Rudakov’s case is far from isolated, and the incident demonstrates the horrors of conscription into the Russian military. Details from Yezhednevny Zhurnal.

Feb 18, 2008 | Continued