Skip to comments.Russian soldier opens fire in ‘nervous breakdown,’ kills 8 comrades
Posted on 10/25/2019 4:51:42 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Gorny, 93 miles north of the border with Mongolia.
Two of those killed were officers and the others were enlisted men. The two wounded soldiers reportedly were in serious condition.
Russias Investigative Committee said it had opened a murder case against the suspect, whom it identified as 20-year-old Ramil Shamsutdinov.
The Defense Ministry said the soldier apparently opened fire in a nervous breakdown over personal problems unrelated to his military duties.
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Russians need to ban their military from assault weapons.
This may be at a Strategic Rocket Forces base.
Shamsudin (sun of the religion)? Could be sudden jihad syndrome.
I betcha ya don’t want to be a mass murderer in Russia, unlike the United States, where you are lionized by the media and treated with kid gloves by the judiciary. In your 50 years on death row, you are guaranteed at least eight sympathetic feature-length articles in magazines, and years of pretty young girls scheming to make your acquaintance and climb into your cot.
Was it his 19th nervous breakdown?
Could still be a jihadist. (guessing)
He wasn’t running to the shelter of his mother’s little helper.
This appears to have taken place in Novosibirsk, Russia.
Novosibirsk translatd into English is `Nervous-Beserk`.
He could work in the post office.
So the Russians are dumb enough to put their troops on psych meds too.
You nailed it. Definitely Central Asian Muslim.
I wrote my M.A. thesis about the ethnic factor in the Russian military & decades later got deployed to Uzbekistan. Local Uzbeks seemed OK with Americans and they liked their vodka.
But our base camp was near the ancient city of Karshi where in 1916 there were horrific draft riots as the imperial army was running out of Russians to conscript and drafted Central Asians for the first time.
Muslims in Russia & their military will always be problematic.
Incidents like this are fairly common in the Russian army because its NCO contingent is weak, poorly trained, and lacks adequate support, while the officer corps tends to lack closeness with the troops. The result is frequent bullying and exploitation of recruits, with genuinely troubled (or troublesome) enlisted men getting little in the way of counseling or weeding out.
Praying for the families of the dead. Terrible loss in any Army. (Retired US Army Officer)
Hint - Ramil is a Muzzi name (Azerbaijan area).
Although let’s not mention anything that might suggest Sudden Jihad Syndrome.
No, actually it means ‘New Siberia.’
Or perhaps you were joking.
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