Russia to Reintroduce Soviet-Era Military Training in School

July 15th, 2005  

Topic: Russia to Reintroduce Soviet-Era Military Training in School

Russia to Reintroduce Soviet-Era Military Training in Schools
Created: 14.07.2005 11:31 MSK (GMT +3), Updated: 15:54 MSK, 7 hours 52 minutes ago


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.
July 31st, 2005  
Russias Elite
July 31st, 2005  
Russias going red again, thats what happens when you elect a KGB operative as a president.
August 1st, 2005  

Topic: Well...

That is why Economic Reform > Political Turnovers. For third world countries, $$$ Cha-Ching > chaotic freedoms.

I am just curious what is holding the Russians back from economic reforms and development at the present time?
August 1st, 2005  
Corruption possibly, ive read that russias bureacracy is corrupt with the mafia and ogliarchs having large amounts of control through bribes and threats. God knows though russia is so large that the changes made in countries such czech republic were always going to take much longer.
August 2nd, 2005  
It seems like its something between national service and what Hitler did with the Hitler Youth fellas, but nowhere near as ....evil i spose. You have to remember though, theyre only being revolutionary, pardon the pun, by making it compulsory. Plenty of countries have optional military service/training/education for minors. i'm one of them. The compulsory bit is a bit totalitarian though.
August 4th, 2005  
There is no reason to start thinking of a full scale draft and I doubt we'll see Russian soldiers deep into Western Europe due to this, but on the long term - who knows what happens...
August 6th, 2005  
russia does have a full scale draft
August 8th, 2005  
Originally Posted by LeatherNeckRVA
russia does have a full scale draft
Sergei Ivanov (Russian defense minister back in 2002) outlined several military reforms. As early as 2007 soldiers in the combat ready units would all be professionals and the percentage of draft-age youth who entered the armed forces dropped from 32 percent in 1994 to 20 percent in 1995

Their semi annual draft counts only 200.000 personell, deserting and suicide is a major problem in the Russian army as well as general public unrest. Full scale draft? I seriously doubt it...

August 10th, 2005  
I've got a couple of russian buddies who recently became draft dodgers, I assumed it was full scale because all of my russian friends who turned 18 received draft notices. my mistake.