Russian schools to introduce basic military training course in 2023

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A course on basic military training (NVP) will appear in Russian schools. This was announced on November 9 by the Minister of Education of Russia Sergey Kravtsov.

Classes will start next academic year. writes RIA News. “Now it is being prepared, we will prepare it before January 1, then it will be tested and schools can use it from next year,” the agency quotes the words of the head of the Ministry of Education.

Earlier it was reported that the Ministry of Defense of Russia supported the idea on the training of schoolchildren and vocational school students in basic military training. For the successful training of citizens in basic military training, the department recommended providing for the professional retraining of teachers in the relevant subject. In addition, the First Deputy Minister of Defense also proposed to establish a fixed number of hours allotted for NVP – at least 140 for the last two years of study.

Proposals to return NVP to the school curriculum were made back in 2019. The former commander-in-chief of the Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation proposed to allocate hours for her as part of the OBZH (basics of life safety).

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