Thursday, February 15, 2007


Russian soldiers ‘used for sex’

‘The Russian military is reported to be investigating claims that army conscripts were forced to work as male prostitutes in St Petersburg. [..]

Last year, an 18-year-old soldier was so badly beaten that he had to have his legs and genitals amputated. [..]

A spokeswoman for the Soldiers’ Mothers, Ella Polyakova, told the BBC that in St Petersburg there was “a network of clients” who would pay for sex with soldiers.

Older servicemen are said to have forced younger conscripts into prostitution and then taken the money for themselves.’

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