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Apr 25 10 tweets 2 min read
Putin started a war with Ukraine. The Russian Ministry of Defense hides losses. We found out what is known about the dead Russian soldiers according to open data

We found out exactly who is dying in this war on the part of Russia. It is already difficult to surprise us with the scale of losses, but it is very important who these people are, who are dying for Russia
A LOT OF officers died in the conflict. We count from lieutenant colonels and above, there are 44 people. With majors — 83. Battalion, brigade commanders, pilots and even one (presumably) FSB officer from Alfa.

I’ll repeat, this is only confirmed information
Almost a third of the dead are fighters of elite units. Airborne, Marines, Special Forces, etc. It was expected, but still shockingly
Everyone has long noticed that a lot of the dead are from Dagestan (125) and Buryatia (85).

But something else is important: these are people from the poorest regions. Most of all, the poor go to serve, and they most often die. Blood poverty tax
Of course, the point that there are no conscripts in the war is completely crap. We’ve seen several reports of the death of 18-year-olds with the note: “managed to make contact”

Other reports of deaths of 18-year-olds were deleted
Relatives are often informed of the death of a soldier with a very long delay. Bureaucratically, this is probably justified, as always, “no body — no matter”: we know that the corpses are not taken out, and, obviously, not everyone can be identified
We used primarily official sources (even corrected / deleted subsequently). Publications of governors, mayors, regional, city and village newspapers and then personal pages of relatives

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