27 Welcome To The Army, Son!

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Posted on December 20, 2010 by team

December is a draft time. Look at this guy. He’s not a draft dodger. He decided to honestly serve his time in the army. This is how it all began…

There he is. A future good soldier Svejk in person

Having weighed all pros and cons he made his choice

Everything is unhurried in the Military Registration and Enlistment Office. So you have enough time to change your mind

Formal questions

Getting a crucial piece of paper


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27 Responses to “Welcome To The Army, Son!”

  1. Unknown says:

    Yes, welcome.

  2. don says:

    So many medical examinations!

    • cm says:

      yep, mine were nowhere near as throughout as these – I remember I totally sucked at morse code test, though (that was then…).

  3. lithuanian says:

    I wonder how much does ER get paid for peddling this military propaganda? In reality russian military is notorious for extremely harsh hazing rituals where young conscripts are subjected to constant sleep deprivation and psychological and physical abuse by older soldiers.

  4. testicules says:

    He needs to join. He is a marshmellow. No muscles at all. His girlfriend probably kicks his butt all the time.

  5. Rosief17 says:

    would be interesting to see the same guy like 1 or 2 years later!

  6. DougW says:

    Hope he read the previous thread. :)

  7. DouglasUrantia says:

    Hope he got lunch that day.

  8. Maraudon says:

    I would like to see one of these with girls :D

  9. CZenda says:

    Sad. People imprisoned for doing nothing wrong.
    Švejk rulezz ;)

  10. asteroid no. 444 says:

    If they bring back the draft here in the U.S., this hippie’s Canada bound. :-)

  11. Left SR says:

    The economy is driving poor people into the service. How about fixing the economy and making the amoral rich pay more taxes? What capitalist countries need is some Bakuninist class warfare.

  12. Sabot says:

    Do females still serve in field combat units in Russia?

  13. hajduk split says:

    this good soldier shvejk will leave the army one bas ass mo fo

  14. scart says:

    welcome to hell son

  15. Musa says:

    Looks like the process of enlisting in the Russian Military is a big ordeal like it is in the US. I wonder if they get as many shots (in their arms) as we get in the US Military? When we swore in, it was a huge room with probably 50 to 60 guys and girls together. It was really cool Great Post ER, Thanks again.

  16. Adolfo Camara says:

    Good post ER! The photos sequence allow to follow the story of the young recruit very well. But what happened next? That would be a good continuation.

  17. Montesquieu says:

    Awesome photo-journalism post!

  18. Mark says:

    Service term is now only one year and even summer and winter drafts never see each other during the term.

    Dedovshina is back in the days.

    In fact, it was hegely (hugely) overblown.

  19. nixon says:

    how do u enlist if u are from Africa

  20. Milan Rodrigo says:

    I like apply to rusiyan arme. Im srilanka.

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