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Russia : Youth agency develops new 5-year program to boost patriotism

April 6,2015

RIA Novosti/Kirill Braga
RIA Novosti/Kirill Braga

Russian authorities have developed a new major program aimed at raising the patriotism of the younger generation through education about Russia’s history and its current role in international politics and economics.

The program was developed by the Federal Agency for Affairs of Youth and published on a special website designed for public discussion. If approved, the program will be implemented by the Education, Defense and Culture Ministries, the Kommersant Daily newspaper reported on Monday.

The creators of the project claim that in just five years it might yield an eight percent increase in the number of Russian citizens who are proud of their country, and also boost the number of military conscripts by 10 percent.

Additional effects will be more pride and respect for Russian state symbols and monuments, more people taking part in sports and defense-oriented events. The authors of the draft emphasize that if it’s implemented successfully it would effect not only young Russians, but all age groups.

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