The Saratov Institute of the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics (PRUE) is pushing for graduates of Sevastopol schools to attend the university in order to learn firearms training and other Special Services skills.
As a Krym.Realii reports, the graduates were given a presentation on the "Captains of Russia" program, whose aim is to prepare students for study in the business college.
At the same time, military instructors-teachers told the students that they would teach the future entrepreneurs how to shoot, go around an obstacle course, storm buildings, tactical medicine and other skills known by Special Forces employees. According to the instructors, these skills are necessary knowledge for a modern Russian entrepreneur.
According to one of the university instructors, "the children began to wonder whether the Sevastopol diploma would be recognized anywhere except the Crimea. Even military training does not interest them very much."
The university management promised that after, after their studies, the students would receive Muscovite, rather than Crimean, diplomas.
In August 2017, the Crimean Human Rights Group (CHRG) stated that the militarization of education in the annexed Crimea was being cranked out in order to prepare the children for war.