Parent Councils to tackle army hazing
Bullying in the Russian military has recently been exposed as a major issue.
It was brought to light by the case of Private Andrei Sychev, who lost his legs and genitals after being tortured by fellow soldiers in December 2006.
Now Parent Councils will also become members of drafting commissions. It's hoped the councils will make the conscription process transparent and allow society to better control it.