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12-03-2003, 05:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Bud The Spud
But, haven't others left the army? They were never sent back. Or, is it that the others were never in the army in the first place and just left before they had to serve? This is what I am unsure about.
Well, as far as I know this is the first case of somebody leaving "illegaly" of the non-soviet Russia. There have been other kids leave, but I dont' think Russia has demanded they return and finish military service. They are in this case. And if you go back to when Fetisov and Mogilny came over - that is a much different situation as that was just a way for the west to stick it to the communist world.

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