Dec 12 2012

 

 

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BuisinessInsider.com recently ran a photography essay on the life of young recruits who must serve in the Belarusian military Belarus is a dictatorship that is sandwiched between Russia and Poland. When the Soviet Empire broke up it remained one of the most Stalinist of all the former Soviet nations.

Young conscripts must serve at least twelve months a year. Here is a glimpse not only into an unknown area but the life of a young soldier in a repressive society.

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