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“Unstable recruits” guard Russia nuclear facility

On August 3, Russian conscript Ivan Shinkaryov flipped the safety catch on his rifle and shot himself dead. It was sad but unremarkable: in Russia at least 1,000 conscripts die each year in non-combat incidents. What made the suicide stand out was the fact that Shinkaryov was part of a unit guarding a facility that produces weapons-grade plutonium and stores tonnes of radioactive waste. Full Story

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