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Russian Military Has Foolproof Method for Finding Gay Soldiers

Jim Burroway

January 25th, 2013

I’m not sure what it is, but it somehow involves tattoos:

The new guidelines, based on a psychology textbook published by a military university in 2005, call for carrying out a physical examination and recommend checking for tattoos in intimate places on the new recruits’ bodies, Izvestia reported, citing a copy of the guidelines that it obtained.

Special attention is recommended for tattoos near the face, sexual organs and buttocks, as the author believes that such tattoos reveal possible sexual deviations.

“The reason for getting tattoos could indicate a low cultural or educational level. If an influence by external factors is determined, for example, persuasion or direct coercion, this indicates the malleability of the young man, his disposition to submit to another’s will,” the text says.

The guidelines also include a wide range of warning signs indicative of mental instability, including early sexual experience and ‘uncontrolled sexual behavior,’ both of which are included in the same category as alcohol abuse, running away from home, suicidal tendencies and theft.



January 25th, 2013 | LINK

“this indicates the malleability of the young man, his disposition to submit to another’s will,”

Ummm… Isn’t that what Basic Training does??? I would think this would be considered an asset.

( shrug )

January 25th, 2013 | LINK

It sounds like their recruiting manual was written by James Dobson–a bunch of hooey.

Neon Genesis
January 25th, 2013 | LINK

It sounds like it was written by someone who wants to get into some young men’s pants.

January 26th, 2013 | LINK

Well, it’s apparent that the discipline of psychology in the former Soviet Union has maintained its former standard.

January 26th, 2013 | LINK

Wow, there’s an awful lot of ignorant stereotyping about a lot of things in that set of “Guidelines.”

January 28th, 2013 | LINK

Russian psychiatry and psychology is stuck on stupid. I would hope that at international conferences they are lambasted by their peers.

January 28th, 2013 | LINK

What is Box Turtle’s opinion on whether women should be allowed to serve in combat units? Frankly, I think it is a dumb idea.

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