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Last Updated: Wednesday, 7 September 2005, 15:18 GMT 16:18 UK
Audio Slideshow: Defending myself
On the cusp of growing up, how much of a voice do teenagers have? How much of a voice should they have? Who do they think are the dominant influences in their lives?

Sasha is 17 from Rostov on Don in the south of Russia.

Like all young boys in the Russian Federation, he will soon receive his call up papers to serve two years in the army.

Is he ready to defend his country or is rock music his main concern?