Monday, February 6, 2006


Army conscripts baby

`One-year-old Dima Verenitsin cannot walk yet, but he’s already received his marching orders from Russia’s army conscription office, the Izvestia has reported.

An administrative mix-up led to a demand that baby Dima, who turned one on January 9, register with Volgograd’s enlistment point, a ritual usually reserved for boys of 16, the newspaper said.

The infant’s grandmother, Lyubov Galushkina, told Izvestia that at first she thought the military was serious. “I wanted to go to the conscription point with Dima, but there was that cold snap and he got ill.”‘

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