Why do you think defending your country is a waste of time?
And why do you think a contract army will solve the problems of hazing?
Hazing only happens in the Russian Army and only by conscripts against other conscripts...
Prosecutors get evidence in alleged hazing death
Hmmm, this isn't Russia, members of a college football band aren't conscripts...
The US College scene... really!!! it couldn't be possible that all those CEOs of high powered US companies and US government who pretty much all went to college have been Hazed and still managed to survive and perform their roles in society!!!
But I guess we can trust western media about hazing problems in the Russian military because they are so clued up about everything else to do with Russia...
I did a search on Google for Hazing and of the top ten responses about 3 were dictionary definitions and most of the rest were regarding students at schools and universities. There was one that was military related and is was a US military link.
Following some highly-publicized hazing-related deaths and injuries in the nation's armed services, some members of Congress are pressing the military to do more to end a culture that they say allows servicemembers to be mistreated by their colleagues.
Uniformed officials told lawmakers they are moving aggressively to stamp out the problem, and that they've already made "night-and-day" headway compared with the practices that permeated the military a generation ago.
But hang on... the US Marine corps is not a conscript army is it?
Let me repeat Hazing is a problem anywhere groups of young people (men and/or women) are put together in groups.
It has nothing to do with being Russian, and it has nothing to do with conscription.
Changing to a contract army will not effect hazing as such, it is something that needs specific attention just like corruption, which is also not a Russian thing, nor is it a conscript thing.