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Cannon fodder Ukraine? Muslim troops of the Russian army?
"cannon fodder: noun - - 1: soldiers regarded or treated as expendable in battle 2: an expendable or exploitable person, group, or thing"
RUSSIAN SOLDIERS OF DAGESTANI ORIGIN THE UKRAINE CONFLICT BEARING A "WILDLY" EXCESSIVE BURDEN?
"Minorities and the Russian Army"
Kamil Galeev via Twitter ^ | 3/23/2022 | Kamil Galeev
"The minority factor in Russian army is vastly underrated when discussing the course of Ukrainian war. Firstly, ethnic minorities are not so much a minority there. Judging from the casualty lists, minorities are wildly overrepresented on the battlefields as the cannon fodder. We don't have aggregated data for the entire Russian army. But we can get some idea of who fights in Ukraine from this list of wounded Russian soldiers lying in Rostov hospital. More than half are clearly Dagestani. Magomed (Muhammad) - the most common name in the list of wounded."
Our source again Mr. Kamil Galeev. Seems to be very well informed. Well beyond what you would expect to be the normal case. His perspective most interesting and always welcomed.
See previous blog entries based on the tweets of Mr. Galeev:
Kamil is a Fellow of the Wilson Center. His input can be relied upon?