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A Conscript's Life: Inside The Belarusian Army

Every Belarusian man from age 18 to 27 is required to serve in the country’s military for a year or more. The Belarusian Army considers itself a successor to the military of the Soviet Union; the traditions, relations between officers and enlisted men, and even the equipment have changed little since the 1960s. Young soldiers are subjected to hazing by their superiors, relieved only by the thought of later being able to treat new recruits the same way. Photographer Alexander Mihalkovich took these photos of daily life during his army service in 2010-11. (22 PHOTOS)