National Geographic : 1914 Nov
Photo and copyright byInternational News Service RUSSIAN RESERVES PROCEEDING TO JOIN THE COLORS AT PETROGRAD The almost inexhaustible supply of men Russia has available for war may be shown by a few figures. Approximately two-ninths ofthe population of the United States is made up of men between the ages of 18 and 44, inclusive. Applying that ratio toRussia-and Russia hasa larger proportional male population than we have-the result is 38,000,000 men of military age. Nor isthat all.The annual crop ofboys reach ing the age of 18 years approximates 1,400,000.