Military courses to be offered to Russian college students soon

Military courses to be offered to Russian college students soon

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According to the UK Ministry of Defence, the training may become mandatory by September 2023.

After suffering several military setbacks, the Russian army is looking for new recruits. While there are fears of an assault on the Kremlin as early as next spring, compulsory military training is to be offered to all Russian schoolchildren next September, according to daily updates from the British Ministry of Defense published on Twitter.

Few details were known if the initiative was announced last December by the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Yet according to the British the name of this course was “life safety basics“, must include “Training with AK-series assault rifles and grenades, drills and salutes, and use of personal protective equipment,

This is not the first time that Russian students will have to undergo training in martial arts and weapons. Similar training was mandatory in Russian schools before the collapse of the USSR. He also played overtime until the constitutional crisis of 1993, which resulted in the replacement of the Soviet constitution of 1978, after ten days of bloody conflict.

While Ukrainians are increasing their requests for arms deliveries to Westerners, Russia hopes to train future Russian citizens. A month after the first anniversary of the start of the war in Ukraine, the British Ministry of Defense believes that the initiative “highlights an increasingly militarized environmentfrom the Kremlin. The Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education also announced a program similar to “military training bases” for students.

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