November 14, 2003

TO SERVE WITHOUT HEALTH?                                                                  Inadequate Nutrition and Health Care in the Russian Armed Forces

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS
BACKGROUND...
Russia's Health Crisis
Human Rights and the Armed Forces
THE RIGHT TO ADEQUATE FOOD...
Official Standards
Actual Diet
Missing Foods
Concerns about Quality and Hygiene
Hazing and the Right to Food
Too Little Time to Eat
Confiscating Food
The Government's Response
THE RIGHT TO ADEQUATE MEDICAL CARE..
Background on Living Conditions
Access to Medical Care
Pressure Not to Seek Medical Care and Repercussions
Superiors Refusing Access to Medical Care
Apparent Inadequacy of Sick Bays
Physical Abuse and Harassment at Sickbays and Hospitals
Abuse at Sickbays
Physical and Other Abuse in Military Hospitals
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS