The Ministry of Defense has postponed the military training of students

The Ministry of Defense has postponed the military training of students

3 June 2020, 12:55ArmyPhoto:
Due to the threat of the spread of coronavirus infection, the Ministry of Defense has shifted the bulk of summer military gatherings of students of Russian universities in July-October this year.

In some universities, the timing of military training has been postponed to 2021, the press service of the military department said.

"The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation adjusted the actual epidemiological situation in specific constituent entities of the Russian Federation and adjusted the dates for training courses for military training programs with university students. Most of the training camps were postponed to a later date - July - October 2020, and in some universities their holdings have been postponed to 2021", - the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

Also, the Ministry of Defense reported that the places and dates of the training will be agreed with the rectors of each particular educational institution.

Usually military training is held at universities from July to August.

Before being sent to training camps, all students will undergo a mandatory medical examination at the military registration and enlistment offices to identify the absence of medical contraindications.

Earlier, in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, Moscow State University postponed summer military gatherings of its students.

As Russian President Vladimir Putin said earlier, so that all graduates can pass the Unified State Exam and enter universities, the spring call for applicants will be postponed this year. Earlier, the exam was transferred several times, and the parents of graduates expressed concerns that their children would not wait for admission. Now, exams for eleventh graders will begin on June 29th. All graduates will receive certificates without exams, only those who are going to enter universities can take the exam.

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