Aaron Belkin, director of the Palm Center, a San Francisco-based think tank that researches issues surrounding sexuality and the armed forces, noted that military culture is not necessarily "hostile towards homosexuality" and typically depends on a mix of social and top-down influences. The recruits would also be asked to describe their sexual history, whether they have a girlfriend and whether it is important for her to be faithful, according to a list of Defense Ministry recommendations for determining mental health. The Russian Federation. Report Russian Military Says Nyet to the Internet Putin wants soldiers to stop revealing secrets of his shadow wars on their social media pages. Create a Foreign Policy account to access 1 article per month and free newsletters developed by policy experts.
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An unknown number of men, who authorities detained on suspicion of being gay or bisexual, have reportedly died after being held in what human rights groups and eyewitnesses have called concentration camps.