Victor... Hazing is a WESTERN TERM.
Do you think the Russians invented such things?
Hazing exists in schools and universities, factories and offices. Some of it is even part of the wedding ritual like making the groom drink from a yard glass at his stag night for instance.
Hazing is not the problem. Bullying, abuse, and violence is the issue... how exactly are you going to stop that?
And if you can while you are at it stop alcoholism and gambling addiction and of course prevent murder and perhaps even death itself?
Tradition and ritual are a Human thing, not a western or eastern, or northern or southern thing.
Abuse is bad for morale but tradition is good for morale and comradery.
Cleaning boots of a comrade who is tight on time is an act of team work. However, cleaning boots every single day is outright abuse. Junior or new recruit is there to become a soldier not become a butler of some barely senior soldier.
A new recruit needs to learn how to clean boots properly, by giving them the extra boots to clean they get extra practise. A more senior soldier already knows how to clean his boots so doing them himself is a waste of his time..
Besides harden up. It didn't kill the senior soldiers, and what use is a soldier that cannot follow a simple instruction without whining?
There is a world of difference in following orders at work and becoming somebody's servant even after the work hours are done with for the day.
There is a world of difference between extra cleaning duties and abuse. When on kitchen duty should the new recruit only peal spuds for his own needs too? A new recruit needs to become part of the unit, part of a team.
If in military the hazing cannot be stopped with ONE stroke of pen, then something really wrong with that military and its culture.
So one stroke of a pen to say all religion is banned and all religion would cease to exist? I think you are being very naive... if that were possible then ban famine, ban suffering and ban violence and do it 10,000 years ago.
On the advance, Germans killed Jews and Communists. On the retreat, Germans just killed anyone who they came across. Nazis had told them that Russians/Slavics were sub-humans, a breed which is a mix between nordics and asians.
Rubbish, the Nazis killed civilians from the start, entire villages disappeared at a time, butt his has little to do with Hazing.
However, have also heard of many stories where Russian POWs were sent to jail after return from Germany's camps.
Soviets in German captivity were rarely fed and generally worked to death, of the 5.5 million prisoners known to be taken back to Germany as slave labour rather less than 2 million returned and of course there would be questions as to how they managed to survive when so many others did not.
They asked the reason and were told "you have seen too much of good life in the west, and we do not want you to tell those high stories to common suffering Russians...........treated like slaves under communism".
They all asked the same question? And all got the Same answer? Sounds like Western propaganda to me.
Communism preached Godlessness and hence it was EVIL and had to fail.
Communism is athiest so religious concepts like good and evil do not apply. The west condemns the religious nature of democracy in Iran yet ignores the religious influence in their own systems of government. On paper the west claims to aim for and achieve a separation of church and state, yet it is only in communist countries that has been achieved.
Russian soul was crushed to the ground under communism.
Hahahahahaha, what do you, or I for that matter know of the Russian soul?
It will all not go away in one day, might take few decades. Russians are much more humanistic than the west, no doubt.
They went from a dictatorial monarchy where most of the people were little more than peasants and had no freedom of movement and in many ways were the slaves of the landowners whose land they worked, to a system of communism that got them a house and a job and free education and free health, which might not have been world standard but it was more than they got under the Tsars.
You can say that the rich and powerful shifted from the land owners to the political heirarchy and that the situation for the average peasant didn't chance much, to which I would say that things were little different in the west... 1% with power and land a middle class who work hard for a life that might be described as comfortable if hectic, and the lower class who work as hard as anyone else in the middle class but earn rather less and struggle in life hoping not to get sick...
I have my ways of dealing with problems........i.e. go straight to the root of it all. If hazing and corruption are problems in the Russian Army then these are a bad traits and should be accepted as wrong and won/corrected over. Hiding and indirectly condoning these problems will only make them more severe.
Most hazing incidents are based on very long lived traditions, it is serious in only a few units which have other problems like a bad mix of nationalities where normally harmless rituals become a thing of abuse.
We are not going to solve the issues here, but it is important to talk about it and not ignore it like most western countries do.
I would suggest living in Russia India and China to get a first hand perspective...
Or perhaps much easier, talk to people who live in India and Russia and ask them questions... make sure they are not loaded questions... If I see a question like "Why is country X a lost cause" there will be trouble...
The alternative is that you have come here to tell Russians and Indians what Russia and Indias problems are and their only solution is to become more like the perfect infallible west.
If the latter is the case expect to be ignored and ridiculed.