Tag Archives: Military

Rhetorical question much? Russia's NATO envoy offers $1 million to anyone who will prove him wrong, bro

Russia’s fire-mouthed envoy to NATO has offered, via his increasingly insane Twitter feed, $1 million dollars to anyone “who will prove that NATO is not pursuing military planning against Russia.” Hilariously, RIA Novosti, one of the state news wires, ran … Continue reading

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Enemy retreats from Moscow, re-enactors party like it's 1942

Okay, this is kind of great. On February 23, Defenders of the Fatherland Day (née Red Army Day), 22 employees from the Vadim Zadorozhny Technical Museum and activists from the Motherland’s History Milestones reenacted the momentous occasion when, in February 1942, … Continue reading

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Incapacitating, soul-crushing beatings for all, or "welcome to the unit, son"

Last week, in a post associated with October 1, army draft day in Russia, I talked about the widespread phenomenon of “dedovshchina,” the “rule of the elders” that subjects recruits to beatings, hazing, robbery, enslavement and murder from their superiors. … Continue reading

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The Motherland needs you to receive an incapacitating, soul-crushing beating

It’s Army Draft Day here in Russia, which means 270,000 young men are supposed to be reporting for duty somewhere. It also means that some 100,000 eligible young men are either not in the country, enrolled in unnecessary PhD’s, or … Continue reading

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