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TorgoX (1933)


"Il est beau comme la retractilité des serres des oiseaux rapaces [...] et surtout, comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie !" -- Lautréamont

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Sunday July 31, 2005
07:54 PM

A routine way for soldiers to supplement their income

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Dear Log,

«About 350,000 men aged 18 to 27 are annually called up for two years' service, but, according to the defence ministry, 90.5% avoid or delay the draft. In wealthy Moscow the figure rises to 97%. Only the poor serve.

[...]It was only then he confided that a fellow soldier who had served in Chechnya had started demanding money from him. It was not blackmail, just extortion, a routine way for soldiers to supplement their income.»

--"Young, patriotic and bullied to death": Systematic abuse of conscripts rife in Russian army