Russia to Reintroduce Soviet-Era Military Training in Schools
MosNews | July 14, 2005
The upper house of the Russian parliament, the Federation Council, approved on Thursday a law that brings back basic military training as a mandatory subject in schools.
According to the federal law “On military duty and military service,” all citizens must be trained in the basics of military service.
According to the law “On education,” military training in civilian educational establishments is optional and requires the consent of students and their parents. The law approved on Thursday eliminated this contradiction and makes military training in schools obligatory, Interfax news agency reported.
School-based military training was an obligatory subject in the Soviet Union until it was cancelled in 1991.