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Russian Military Considers Creating Professional Army

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Russian Military Considers Creating Professional Army

Russian Military Considers Creating Professional Army

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Russia considers moving to a professional military force to counter desertions, corruption and abuse — and revive morale sapped by the struggle with Chechen rebels. Contract soldiers taking part in an experiment in Pskov say pay and working conditions are better for them than for conscripted soldiers. Hear NPR's Lawrence Sheets.