Tuesday, February 6, 2018
My instantaneous impression was this was like the old DOSAAF of the Soviet era.
NO! NOT LIKE DOSAAF. IT IS DOSAAF.
"Putin's 'youth army' swells from 40,000 recruits to 190,000 in just one year as Russia continues to strengthen its military ahead of elections next month"
* "Force, consisting mostly of schoolchildren"
* "The 'YunArmia' was created in May 2016"
* "Described as 'military and patriotic'"
From the wiki regarding DOSAAF:
"The stated goal of the society was 'patriotic upbringing of the population and preparation of it to the defense of the Motherland'. Among the means to achieve this was the development of paramilitary sports . . . ordinary sports were [are] supported within the framework of DOSAAF facilities: sports halls, stadiums, swimming pools."
Youth receiving para-military training in a variety of subjects to include but hardly limited to:
* Sport parachuting.
* Sport aviation.
* Sport motorcycling.
* Martial arts.
LAND, SEA, AIR!