Please sing the petition below to end the monstrous practice of military hazing in Russia. Countless men have died
because of this hazing. And more will continue to die unless we do something. The ones who don't are forced to become tormentors of new recruits. The hazing involves brutal humiliation, and lethal beatings. Soldiers have been forced to spend time in freezing temperatures without clothing. One man was killed as a result of this. All this hazing does is create abusers and slaughter people pointlessly. We can't let this go on.
Feel free to learn more by reading the email below:
End Military Hazing in Russia
Target: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
Sponsored by: Care2.com
In Russia, it is estimated that nearly 4,000 new army recruits commit suicide or die each year due to military hazing practices known as dedovshchina ("rule of the grandfathers"). These recruits are virtual slaves to their superiors and are subject to humiliation and severe beatings. The next year, those who survive continue the vicious cycle of dangerous hazing.
The Russian government deals with hazing incidents on a case-by-case basis and responds often when it's too late.
TAKE ACTION: Tell President Dmitry Medvedev that the government must implement a plan to eradicate military hazing.