Saturday, May 21, 2011

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Russian Interior Ministry troops fed dog food to cut costs...

In what is a chilling reminder of conditions in armed forces in the Stalinist era, claims have emerged from Russia that Russian Interior Ministry  troops were fed dog food to cut costs.

The (rare) whistle-blower, who was a former major in the ministry, Igor Matveyev,  said officers tried to cover up the scandal and other wrongdoings at the Interior Ministry troops base where he had been based in the far eastern city of Vladivostok

"Its embarrasing to say but soldiers were fed dog food. It was fed to them in stew." Matveyev said.

Adding, " dog food labels were covered up by other labels reading" premium quality beef."

Just how far up the Russian military foodchain does this scandal go? Some officials are bound to lose their heads over this, but fortunately won't end up in some gulag in Siberia like thousands of their predecessors in decades past.
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Multibrand said...

Hi Peter,

Russian soldiers eating dog food ?

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

According to the news reports.