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System 330

August 11, 2010

A reportage set of my 330 day mandatory military service in Estonia. Military training, unfamiliar environment and constant lingering. 

For most abiding male citizens of Estonia nowadays, the mandatory military service is rather inconvenient year long choir, rather than patriotic duty. Many of us find lifelong friends and memories from this system that has its errors and values.

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Mandatory news broadcast view (The TV is in the end of the corridor)

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At some moments the amount of routine and lingering can be exhausting.

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At that time (2009-2010), most of the equipment had been donated by the Swedish Army. A lot of it was first issued before 1990′s.

 

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Urban war tactics is the most fun you can have, in terms of military training (for all of those who find themselves playing tactical FPS video games and enjoying realistic scenes from Michael Mann’s and other directors’ work).

Clearing a building

 

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