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Russia: Pensioners Get Young TV Stars Drafted

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Arts & Culture, Media & Journalism

Yuri Mamchur of Russia Blog writes [1] that four participants of a Russian reality show might get drafted because of a letter to the Russian minister of defense from a group of angry elderly women: “Mrs. Vrubel has a 17 year old grandson who is due for his mandatory army service next year. The pensioners wrote to Ivanov asking him why the reality TV stars were not doing their duty. […] The pensioners are very satisfied with the Defense Ministry response. ‘They read our letters and care about the nation’s opinion’ – said Mrs. Vrubel.”