Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted amendments that would update Russia’s education law to emphasize military history and patriotism.
In February, the president was reported telling a group of entrepreneurs that patriotism needed to be discussed “constantly… at all levels.”
In 2015, the government launched a youth army that now has about 700,000 members and runs patriotic re-education camps for young offenders. There are also plans for a $63 million military-themed amusement park.
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President Vladimir Putin is looking to change Russia’s education curriculum to include war history and patriotism, as part of his effort to militarize Russia’s youth.
On Thursday, Putin submitted amendments to Russia’s education law that aimed to expand the definition of “upbringing” to include “a sense of patriotism and citizenship, respect for the memory of the defenders of the Fatherland and the achievements of the Fatherland’s heroes” according to The Moscow Times.