Schoolchildren in occupied Crimea to take military training classes
Starting September 1, schoolchildren in temporarily occupied Crimea will be taking military training classes, reports Krym.Realii, citing the Russian state news agency TASS.
"An extracurricular class "Military Training 101" for grades 5–9 will be offered starting September 1, and students of the 10–11th grades will study four modules on the basics of military training as part of the federal Health & Safety syllabus", reported the Kremlin-installed Ministry of Education, Science and Youth.
It is noted that a workshop where 25 teachers took classes in formation and tactical training, AK-47 assembly and disassembly, field medicine, field camp routine and the handling of safety gear and radiation, chemical and biological protection equipment has already been hosted on the peninsula.
As IMI reported, starting September 1, Russian schools will teach children the basics of using drones as part of basic military training courses.
The Russian edition "Meduza" has written that in late April the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, called for the introduction of drone control classes in schools.
In early June, "Important Stories" reported that Russian schools began to purchase "educational drones" and other equipment necessary for teaching children how to control drones. The outlet managed to find applications for the purchase of such equipment from schools in St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Yakutsk, and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk on the State Procurement website.
The State Duma of Russia passed a bill on the mandatory involvement of schoolchildren in community service and the introduction of a new subject "Basics of Security and Motherland Defense".
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