Russian Draft Dodgers

— In the second part of her series on Russia's military forces, NPR's Anne Garrels reports from Moscow on the high rate of draft dodging among the young men who receive draft notices. This fall, some 200-thousand such notices are being sent to draftees. Under military reforms, Russia's army was supposed to become a volunteer fighting force. But shortages of both funds and volunteers have compelled the Defense Ministry to continue relying heavily on the draft.



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