The scandal with the hazing incident in the Chelyabinsk military school is gathering steam in Russia.
Private Andrei Sychev
, who had his legs and genitals amputated as a result of
malicious insults and tortures, is staying in severe condition. The tragedy with a 19-year-old soldier has caused a serious damage to the image and
the reputation of the Russian army. In addition, the scandal may play a mean joke on Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov.
The doctors had to amputate the young man's legs and genitals because of gangrene, which developed after the tortures. The scandal started
developing in Russia speedily owing to mass media's efforts of. It was particularly reported that Andrei Sychev was brutally beaten, tortured and
The Chief of Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, General Yury Baluyevsky, and the Military Prosecutor Alexander Savenkov were the first officials to
comment on the incident in the Chelyabinsk region. Baluyevsky expressed his indignation about the incident. "It was outrageous that no one in the
military command was aware of the situation in the military unit," the general said. Alexander Savenkov took the investigation of the incident under
his personal control: "I have never seen such a cynical and blatant crime during 20 years of my service," said he.
Forget the Stories about the Abuse of UK Marines - the Russian Army and the Abuse and Torture of Young, New Recruits has just hit New Heights.
Apparently the Russian Army faces Many Internal Problems, as well as External. But they sure can not Afford Incidents such as This one.
Apparently this is just the Top of the Iceberg, for According to Official Statistics, 16 soldiers Died of
last year, but experts say the actual number of deaths is much higher, with many conscripts
driven to Suicide by Abuse and other Bullying deaths passed off as resulting from Illnesses.
The Russian Defense Ministry said 276 servicemen killed themselves in 2005, but didn't offer any details.