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(en) Russia, Moscow: the action against a cancelling of delays from military ser.vice

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Date Wed, 23 Feb 2005 12:00:56 +0200 (IST)

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On February, 13th, Moscow. About 50 participants of the "Autonomus
Action", students of the Moscow high schools, recruits and their elatives
have taken part in protest action against a cancelling of delays.
The action passed under slogans "the military ser.vice - school of all crimes ",
"Who loves the Motherland, that to morning early digs on a summer residence a
toilet to the general ", "We are an ice under legs of the colonel Putin". For
actions gathered signatures under the letter to Minister of Defence Sergey
Ivanov in whom recruits-patriots expressed desire to pass military ser.vice,
but asked Ministry of Defence to put on a full contentment of their family,
to enable students to combine ser.vice with study, and to invalids to
provide an opportunity of ser.vice in invalid carriages. Between
participants of the action the Death with slanting walked and the tablet
" Mow. Or I shall mow! "

During short meeting performance of the pensioner called for solidarity
between elderly and young opponents politicians of the government
and the president has sounded, the letter has been read to Ivanov and
the invitation to antimilitaristic festival which opens on February, 20th
is sounded.

To autumn of 2005 the Ministry of Defence is going to reduce the list
of delays from ser.vice in army on health and a social status. The young
experts working after high school in scientific research institute,
design offices will go to army, at space and military factories; young
men with diseases of digestive and respiratory systems; husbands of
pregnant women, fathers of children in the age of till three years and
having two and more children, unique supporters aged or
sick parents. In 2008 of Ministry of Defence promises to start to call

For last five years " noncombat losses " (suicides, accidents) the
Russian army have made 10 thousand person. By results of
interrogation of the Analytical Center of Jury Levady of 67 % of
inhabitants of Russia would not like, that their relatives served in army.

The letter to minister

To Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation Sergey Ivanov

The letter of recruits

Very and dear mister minister!

We, present and future recruits of our Great and Victorious Army,
express uncontrollable readiness to fill up its rallied numbers and to
give the life for the Native land and Putin at the first turned up
opportunity and the more needs. We with gratitude shall take all
educational measures, down to the most severe and as someone can
seem, severe, from grandfathers and officers for we understand, that
all of them pursue the good purpose to make of us,
youths thoughtless and not knowing a life, the present men and
citizens loving the Fatherland.

However we are compelled to ask to render you to us unworthy, favour
and to execute our requests. From your highest permission we shall
list them.

First, we ask to put our families which will remain without means of
subsistence on a contentment when we shall be belief and the truth to
serve our Great Native land, and also in case of our heroic destruction
receptions \u0443\u0432\u0435\u0447\u0438\u0439 as a result of fair
punishments in military unit.

Secondly, students from our number which will be deprived by your
supreme will of absolutely excessive and harmful delays, ask, that
during ser.vice with it allocated 8 hours per day for continuation of
study without attending lectures.

Thirdly, patients and invalids whom you too, fortunately, will relieve of
delays, ask a permission to serve in invalid carriages.

Your recruits, true patriots and Putinists.

Pictures avilable at: http://www.avtonom.org/eng/news/defence1.html

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