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A Russian Sorrow

Author: Nabi Abdullaev

July/Aug 2003
Page 34   ( 4 pages)

Summary: While politicians and generals debate the pace and scope of military reform, Russia's Cold War conscription army stumbles along, perpetuating astonishing abuses. Over 70% of Russians are in favor of ending the draft. Here's why.

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