Not that it has anything to do with AK's but this is as good a place as any to post it.
"Military service is becoming more and more intolerable for Russian soldiers. Today, an incident that took place in the Ulyanovsk region became known. Two soldiers of an airborne unit escaped from the army base in the settlement of Polivno at about 3 a.m."
Can you imagine an American newspaper story reporting that "2 Air Force Captains escaped from their base early today."