Tag: North Cacuasus

Russian Parents Still Spending ‘Billions of Rubles’ Each Year to Help Sons to Avoid the Draft

April 29, 2015

Staunton, April 27 – Despite the growth of contract service, the decline in the size of the military, and the fall in the number of men the Russian army hopes to draft, Russian parents are still spending “billions of rubles” every year so that their sons can avoid performing military service, an indication that public […]

Putin’s Five-Year Plan for Promoting Patriotism More Militaristic than Soviet Ones Were

April 12, 2015

Staunton, April 12 – Moscow’s new five-year plan for promoting patriotism among the young is not only better financed – spending will more than double – but far more militaristic than the program it replaces and than the Soviet-era projects in this sphere, according to an analysis by Anton Chablin, a commentator for Kavkazskaya Politika. […]