Russia retrains war veterans as school teachers
In Russia, people who took part in the war against Ukraine but are no longer able to engage in military activities are being retrained as school teachers
The Center of National Resistance reported this development.
Such retraining programs have already been implemented in pedagogical institutions across several regions of Russia.
"Students" undergoing retraining, including members of the private military companies, face no specific eligibility criteria based on their previous education. After completing the program, they gain the qualifications to work as school teachers.
According to the message, “Russian military personnel completing this retraining program will teach subjects such as history, physical education, and the basics of life safety. Additionally, they will lead activities related to initial military training.”
These "teachers" are encouraged to conduct lessons in military uniforms and showcase military equipment and ammunition. They are expected to exemplify national-patriotic values, encouraging children to consider a future in power structures.
With the upcoming presidential elections in Russia, they also have to promote the interests of the ruling party and Putin during their lessons.
The Center of National Resistance speculates that these "educators'' might be dispatched to the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine to enhance propaganda influence and contribute to the militarization of Ukrainian youth. It is also noted that these former soldiers may suffer potential mental health issues, all while working with children.
- On January 17, it was revealed that the Russian Ministry of Education plans to introduce new positions in schools, both in Russia and temporarily occupied territories. The primary objective is to control the patriotic upbringing of children.