The number of crimes committed by Russianmilitary men fell 15 percent from 1993 to 1994, but this decline largely reflectedthe contraction in the number of people serving in the army, Na strazhezapolyar’ya reported April 8. Most of the cases involved draft evasion ordesertion. The paper noted that in the Northern Fleet, criminal offenses by officershad risen 64 percent and among sergeants it was up 54 percent. In the Black SeaFleet, the situation was even worse. The fleet newspaper Flag rodiny reportedApril 7 that 43 percent of the sailors there had been arrested before serving in thenavy.
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