5 During the Russian Army Draft

During the Russian Army Draft

Posted on October 28, 2015 by tim


In Russia, military conscription is compulsory and drafts happen two times a year - in spring and in fall. Since it's fall outside, the draft is going on and thanks to the Russian blogger, Yaroslav, we are able to see the photos from inside the drafting facility where young boys, usually who have reached eighteen years old, come to become soldiers for the next twelve months of their lives. Usually, young men in Russia are afraid of this as there were tons of horror stories (and videos!) from the army about how the younger soldiers are being humiliated and beaten. However, they say its getting better lately - hard to say if its a PR stunt or things really are getting better. Anyways, thanks again to Yaroslav and here are the photos and a story from inside a Russian army drafting center:

It's already cold outside says Yaroslav, and you have to arrive at the draft point early in the morning. If you don't arrive - its an offense and you would be punished. So the first fifty people have arrived and you see them being greeted by a tough army man.

Yaroslav got lucky and waited from THIS side of the window, together with privileged people - officers.

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5 Responses to “During the Russian Army Draft”

  1. john says:

    I like the lady,much more then the story.

  2. fin says:

    Ha! enjoy your service mornings
    t finnish reservist

  3. L'hiver says:

    That coat actually looks pretty cozy.

  4. Anonymous says:

    In what city were these photos taken?

  5. Jim Philopena says:

    A US Soldier earns at least 96,805.70 Rubles a Month! If he lives with his wife you can add several thousand Rubles.

    http://www.dfas.mil/militarymembers/payentitlements/military-pay-charts.html

    All American Soldiers, Airman, Sailors and Marines are volunteers and not conscripts.

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