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"Committee of Soldiers' Mothers of Russia" Campaign against the war in Chechnya 1995

Time period
January, 1995 to June, 1995
Human Rights
Total points
6 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Melissa Urban, 06,12,2013

The ‘Committee of Soldiers’ Mothers of Russia’(CSM) was formed in 1989 as an organized response to the mistreatment of Russian soldiers during times of war and forced military service for young men who were still in school. Early activity of the CSM’s led to the return of 17,600 men a year earlier than expected from military service. Their organization, led by Maria Kirbasova, continues to oppose war and fight for better treatment of soldiers even today. Their most notable actions were taken in the earlier half of the first Chechen War, namely the “March of Parental Compassion.”