A good article here from the Beeb. The Russian anti-bullying pressure group 'The Mothers Right Foundation' have create a page on an Russian equivelent of Facebook with dead sons etc. to highlight the problems of bullying, suicide and murders in the armed forces. What is particularly shocking is the sheer number of 'peace time' deaths they have! BBC News - Russian social networking site speaks for dead soldiers I'm also trying to track down a report from a couple of years back suggesting that many of the problems Russia faces of violence and crime in society are linked to to the former conscripts experiences in the forces. I recall reading it online and now can't remember where I saw it!!