Mil News Russian army bullying 'horrific'

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The international group Human Rights Watch has published a detailed study of what it calls horrific violence against new conscripts in the Russian army.
The report, called The Wrongs of Passage, makes sickening reading.

It makes clear that the ritual of organised bullying, known as "dedovshchina", has not only continued since Soviet times but become harsher.

Dedovshchina is a self-perpetuating system, with two draft periods a year where conscripts enlist for two years.

That means that at any time there

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