After the Hardened Criminals Engaged in the Russian Army, who is Next?

By Epo

For months, Evgueni Prigojine, the boss of the Wagner mercenaries, has been crisscrossing Russian penal colonies in search of criminals ready to trade their prison stay for participation in the fighting in Ukraine. For his part, Vladimir Putin authorized the mobilization of former criminals who had committed serious crimes. By scraping the bottoms of the drawers, are we also going to hire patients from psychiatric hospitals?

Caricaturist and editorial cartoonist. Epo is a pseudonym.

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