Welcome To The Army, Son!

Welcome To The Army, Son!

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…

Welcome To The Army, Son!

There he is. A future good soldier Svejk in person

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Having weighed all pros and cons he made his choice

Welcome To The Army, Son!

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

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Formal questions

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Getting a crucial piece of paper

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Having spent a day at home a draftee should return to the Military Registration and Enlistment Office next morning again

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Last medical examination

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Welcome To The Army, Son!

The most difficult and touching moment for every draftee is saying goodbye to his family and friends

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Waiting for the distribution

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Welcome To The Army, Son!

One more very fast examination

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Welcome To The Army, Son!

Welcome To The Army, Son!

27 thoughts on “Welcome To The Army, Son!”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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