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underpants

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Sun Mar 6, 2022, 01:51 PM Mar 2022

About the Russian protesters and conscription. [View all]

So there’s talk of a plan to make the protesters (of age I’d guess) to serve in the Russian Army.
They are, at best, going to be stuck in the worst posts possible. More likely they will become victims of what appears to be a brutal systematic hazing culture in the Russian Army.

Putting them in the Army means they are just going to be beaten. Badly. And completely out of sight.

Hers a good article with some pretty scary stories
https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20210503-activists-in-russia-say-military-conscription-is-a-weapon-for-silencing-dissent

HAZING IS STILL COMMON AND DEADLY IN THE RUSSIAN ARMY
https://www.fairplanet.org/editors-pick/hazing-is-still-common-and-deadly-in-the-russian-army/

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