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Russians risk jail to avoid military draft

Thousands of young men are dodging the draft over fears of hazing during military training.
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2012 19:48

The Russian Defence Ministry's autumn military recruitment drive to reinforce its rank of about a million soldiers is in full swing.

But every year it struggles to find the minimum number of recruits.

Thousands of young men are dodging the draft and many are willing to risk jail to avoid the army all together.

Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports from the capital, Moscow.

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