While 78 percentof Russian draftees were pleased to serve in the Soviet army in1975, fewer than 12 percent are now, a Russian military sociologisttold Moskva (no. 10). Yuri Deryugin said that the armyneeded to redefine itself now that it lacked "the image ofan enemy," putting itself firmly under civilian control andgradually moving towards a totally professional service. He warnedagainst moving too quickly in the latter direction: a professionalarmy might be more easily used against the population than a drafteeservice, Deryugin concluded.
Chechen Continues Hunger Strike.