In Russia all public schools start a new year on September 1, so-called Knowledge Day. Each school holds an opening ceremony and welcomes its first graders. This year the first graders at several schools received a terrorizing welcome from Putin’s military paratroopers and a portion of medieval knowledge from Orthodox priests. The photo below shows an opening ceremony in Tyumen, Russia and the YouTube video displays the same “celebration” in Moscow at the school number 1588.
Apparently, those who are old enough to remember Soviet times would agree that even then military education was not introduced in the first grade.
In Russia all public school systems are rigidly and centrally controlled by Putin’s government. Clearly, this is an initiative that was blessed from above, most likely by the same people who prefer orphanages to the adoption by the same-sex couples or LGBT single parents.