Teachers try to sabotage new Kremlin plan for patriotism in the classroom

A woman paints Russian flags on the face of a member of Yunarmia (Young Army), an organisation sponsored by the Russian military that aims to encourage patriotism among the Russian youth. Photo: Dmitri Lovetsky/AP

Nataliya Vasilyeva, IstanbulTelegraph Media Group Limited

Dressed in school uniform, with neatly plaited hair resting on her white shirt, the girl stands at her desk, her classmates watching as she deftly assembles an AK-47 rifle.