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Armed Forces (Russia)

Memes about Russia's Armed Forces often point to the inadequacy or incompetency of Russia's military. Many memes invoke the Wagner Group, a state-sponsored paramilitary organization headed by Yevgeny Prigozhin, and memes about this militia became especially prevalent after Prigozhin's brief rebellion and march on Moscow. Memes about Russia's Armed Forces will also often invoke images of death, referencing the high casualty rates among Russian soldiers. Memes also point to the fact that the Russian Army actively recruits prisoners convicted for serious crimes and Putin personally grants them pardon. Upon their return from war such prisoners are invited to schools to speak to children. They also commit new crimes.