Quarter of Russian Air Force fresh conscripts suicidal MOSCOW. Nov 20 (Interfax-AVN) - A quarter of fresh conscripts of the Russian Air Force have single parents, while ten percent use narcotic drugs and alcohol, Air Force Assistant Commander Lt. Col. Vladimir Drik told Interfax-AVN on Thursday. "About 25% of fresh conscripts have a high suicidal risk, according to psychological tests done at the Rostov Air Force/Air Defense unit," he said. "Many fresh conscripts are on the police books, and some of them have criminal record," he noted. "The Rostov situation is similar with the one at other Air Force units," he said.