Zelensky, Stoltenberg, Biden. Tomsk: Children shot at portraits of politicians

Portraits of the presidents of Ukraine and the US, as well as the Secretary General of NATO, were hung as targets during a children’s festival in Tomsk, Russia.

The Technical School in Tomsk, where the event took place, stated that the organizer was the Tomsk Regional Branch of the All-Russian Social Organization of War Veterans, Workers, Armed Forces and Law Enforcement Agencies. N

The purpose of the festival “Peaceful Warrior of the Russian Federation” was to “teach the young generation the ideas of patriotism, love of homeland, respect for the will of our ancestors, preservation of Russian history and traditions.”

A recording of the event went viral.

Controversial changes in Russian schools. Weapons training for children

Russia places great emphasis on teaching children anti-Western propaganda. In September it was reported that a “professional retraining center” had been established in this country. This is where war veterans are prepared for a new task: teaching children.

The school curriculum of Russian youth will include the topic “Foundations of security and defense of the homeland”, the content of which is controversial. Children learn to use grenades and shoot a gun, among other things. The basics should be taught by Russian veterans of the war with Ukraine, who have undergone appropriate training beforehand.

According to Belsat, based on information from the TASS agency, the aforementioned courses will be held in vocational retraining centers. “Retraining will be available for veterans of the SWO (special military operation – as Russian authorities call the aggression against Ukraine),” the portal explains.

The intention is that this subject will only be included in the school curriculum from September 1, 2024. This gives time to train a new team of teachers. However, this school year the Russian authorities have already introduced initial military training, in which students acquire basic military skills.

According to reports, young people will also be warned against joining “destructive youth subcultures and extremist associations.” This is another controversial element of the changes being introduced, raising concerns about the potential to infringe on the freedom and individual beliefs of young people.

Source: Do Rzeczy