Translator’s Note: The following is just too funny and just too sad. What better example could one wish for of a country and people who have not just completely lost their way but actually appear to have lost any sense of honour and pride. One has to have completely lost one’s moral compass to act as described below. It is beyond imagining that the British or US (or indeed almost any other) army could sink to this. The danger, of course, is that although the event in question was totally harmless, an army so devoid of morals or pride will as a matter of course sink to anything, including atrocities.
Orchestra Leadership Will be Punished For Parade in Bunny Costumes
Translated from the Russian by Dave Essel
Fontanka.ru reports that the tribunal of the Leningrad Military District has completed its investigation of the military band which performed in bunny costumes, the symbol of Playboy magazine, at a private evening parry.
The district’s military prosecutors have completed their report which has been to the CiC of Leningrad Military District Andrei Tretyak. The document demands the prosecution of Sergei Yezhov, the officer commanding the 5th Military Orchestra of the Leningrad Military District as well as of his second in command and head of music Sergei Vovka.
The investigation ascertained that soldiers of that orchestra had performed in bunny costumes. This had previously been categorically denied by the the press and public relations department of the Leningrad Military District.
Since the publication of the military prosecutors’ report, it has been impossible to obtain any kind of comment from the high command, which according to regulations now has one month to decide how to punish those guilty of this offence.
News of the parade appeared in July when it was reported that a military bus pulled up at the XXXX Restaurant on the corner of Kamennoostrovsky Prospekt and Devenskaya Ulitsa and that from it there disembarked a brass band in bunny costumes. Th musicians then proceeded to play their way into the establishment. Customers at the XXXX Bar later confirmed that it had indeed been a military brass band in Playboy bunny costumes