RUSSIA: Ah, Camaraderie!

The Russians had decided that there was something to be said for the caste system in the "People's Army," after all. Hard on the heels of a non-comradely ruling that plain Russian soldiers must no longer use officers' clubs, the Soviet Government cushioned the lives of Red Army officers with some more line new decrees. Henceforth Soviet officers will get: 1) exemption from all taxes; 2) permanent orderlies to perform all tedious tasks; 3) extra food (some of it free).


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