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109 Russian soldiers have committed suicide this year

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posted on Jul, 27 2004 @ 02:57 PM
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Just this year 109 Russian soldiers have committed suicide, according to Russia's chief military prosecutor. The cause, cash strapped and demoralized Russian military. 420 service members have died this year due to non combat situations.
 



abcnews.go.com
MOSCOW July 27, 2004 — Russia's chief military prosecutor said Tuesday that 109 soldiers have committed suicide so far this year, 38 percent more than the same period last year.

In comments broadcast on NTV television, Alexander Savenkov also said 25 servicemen were killed in hazing incidents and 12 others died as a result excess force used by their officers, the ITAR-Tass news agency reported.


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I find this article very sad. What could be so bad to cause these men to commit suicide?

[edit on 27-7-2004 by John bull 1]

[edit on 27-7-2004 by John bull 1]




posted on Jul, 27 2004 @ 06:25 PM
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Yep i have heard that they are extreamly tough on there Army guys,

There was a documentry a while ago looking at this,

Ill try and find a link,



posted on Jul, 27 2004 @ 06:41 PM
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Thats horrible! Why isn't someone doing something about it! How truly sad!



posted on Jul, 27 2004 @ 06:48 PM
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What about soldiers from other countries? Any numbers for suicides?



posted on Jul, 27 2004 @ 06:54 PM
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Yeah the russian military is really tough and this conflict with the Chechens is very brutal its like a "russian Vietnam" so it might explain why some troops might not want to keep fighting.



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