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Thursday, 26 November 2009

The Russian Army Announced the Introduction of Military Chaplains

Get in shape, Batushka! Don’t mess with the best!

Before the end of 2009, chaplains will be assigned to foreign bases and with the Russian forces in the North Caucasus, and, in 2010, military chaplains will be introduced throughout the RF Armed Forces. On Wednesday, State Secretary Nikolai Pankov, the RF Deputy Defence Minister, announced this new development in the Russian forces during a Roundtable entitled “The Task of Public Service Expenditures in Forming a New Image of the Armed Forces”, which took place at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Mr Pankov noted that the decision to introduce the military chaplains was taken after lengthy discussion, RIA-Novosti reported.

25 November 2009

Voice of Russia World Service



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