On a lighter note, way back in the '80's, before the Soviet Union imploded, someone near and dear to me, whose brain was always parked behind the glasses of the editorial writers of the New York Times and and Washington Post (nonetheless I thought her a wonderful person), thought it would be a wonderful thing if her young daughter would join the army after graduating high school.
I felt mischievous. "You know," I said, "I hear that in Soviet POW camps, the guards are all Mongols, Tatars, and Uzbeks; not nice Jewish boys or blond Estonians."
The Mother's face fell. After high school, the girl went to college, and is now a physicist.
BTW, the Mother, God rest her, was someone who would be highly offended if called "racist".