Re: Reply to Re: Maiming to Avoid the Russian Draft?


boris
 

Sorry, Fred, but your post is inaccurate. 25 years was the length of service only until 1834. It was 6 years in the late 1800's and 3 years in the early 1900's. Jews tried to avoid the service because the army was one of the most anti-Semitic institutions in Russia. (Come to think of it: what was the least anti-Semitic institution in Russia?.)

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