An online backlash has hit Russia’s attempt to indoctrinate schoolgirls into fighting for Vladimir Putin.
Most of the propaganda war waged in the country was aimed at boys, but it is now shifting towards girls.
An example is that of the Primorsky region where, for the first time, schoolgirls aged 15 and 16 are introduced to “military-patriotic education”.
In neighboring Belarus, beauty pageant contestants were recruited to “inspire” girls and women to join and fight for dictator Alexander Lukashenko, a Putin ally and vote rigger.
In Primorsky – in the far reaches of Russia – some 75 schoolgirls were trained in military “basics”, including drilling, tactics, shooting and physical training, as well as education in radiation protection, chemical protection and biological.
Miss Belarus beauty pageant contestants visit a military training ground to “inspire” girls and women to step up and fight for dictator Alexander Lukashenko.
The candidates posed proudly during the publicity stunt intended to encourage young women and girls to join the military effort.
The women were inspected as they put on their military gear as part of a publicity stunt designed to appeal to young girls.
This was the first “female session” at the Avangard Center for Military-Patriotic Education of Youth.
By the end of the year, 300 more girls – and 1,000 boys – will be enrolled in intense five-day courses seen as precursors to a military career or mobilization.
Such measures are underway in all 11 Russian time zones, against the backdrop of Putin’s war against Ukraine.
This comes as the numbers of the Yunarmia, or Putin’s Young Army, compared to the Hitler Youth, have increased, with 1.4 million people registered.
The organization has been accused of militarizing youth in Russia.
In Primorsky, head of education Oksana Novikova told the girls: “Love for the homeland, patriotism and responsibility have always been instilled in young people, regardless of gender.
“You are the first in our women’s team, so I want to wish you good luck, patience and, of course, unleash your potential – go for it.”
In Belarus, candidates for the Miss Belarus 2023 competition were forced to take a military training course.
Nadezhda Tolstikova, who won the Miss Belarus 2023 Miss Top Model competition, said: “The impressions are simply amazing, I have already practiced shooting, I shot with a rifle, and now it is right. ..
“The smell of gunpowder…I will definitely go back to shooting.”
Colonel Sergei Grebennikov, deputy commander of dictator Lukashenko’s internal troops, suggested the event was aimed at glorifying the army.
“They will see with their own eyes what our strong and respectable guys are capable of,” he said.
The competitors tried out a number of military practices during their visit to the training ground.
Much of the country’s propaganda war has been directed against boys, but it is now shifting towards girls.
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A report says girls would be “inspired” to join the army and security services in the repressive state.
But the Telegram comments attacked the militarization of girls in Primorsky.
One of them said: “Girls, girls, girls, what are you doing? Who were you going to fight with, who attacked you? Hitler? Obama? Zelensky? Or idiocy?
Katerina commented on the ChTD channel: “The girls haven’t even lived yet, but they are already rinsing their brains and preparing to die according to the whims of crazy grandfathers.”
Another said: “I don’t have the strength to watch this. »
Tatiana asked: “I would like to understand why?
Another complained: “We are inundated with military indoctrination, first for boys and now, as we see, for girls.
“This war has already claimed enough lives. How much time left? How many more must die?
But Svetlana Tulinova said: “There are only traitors in these comments.
” Good job girls. Let them learn to fight.