According to Russian journalists, instead of traditional life safety, a subject will be introduced in schools that will teach children the general principles of using drones and unmanned aerial vehicles, the basics of combat training, as well as procedures in case of a nuclear strike.
The Russian authorities have decided to introduce into school curricula a subject called “Fundamentals of Security and Defense of the Motherland” (BSD), which will prepare high school students for a possible nuclear war. This course will provide students with information about the combat characteristics and destructive effects of weapons of mass destruction, as well as methods of protection against them. The Russian publication Kommenrsant writes about this.
According to journalists, this step is reflected in the discipline program approved by the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, which should come into force on September 1, 2024, replacing the subject “Fundamentals of Safe Living” (FS). In addition, students will also learn the basics of military training and the rules of first aid in military operations. It is noted that lessons on “modern combined arms combat” and the use of unmanned aerial vehicles were excluded from the final version of the program.
This move caused a wave of discussions among lawyers, since it contradicts Article 5 of the federal law “On the protection of children from information harmful to their health and development.” According to this article, it is prohibited to disseminate information among minors that condones or justifies violence, or incites violent acts.
Instead of lessons on “combined arms combat” and the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, students will be taught the general principles of using drones and unmanned vehicles at sea. However, representatives of the Ministry of Education did not comment on the reasons for such changes in the program.
In addition, the training course will include traditional topics such as traffic rules and safe behavior in transport, the basics of fire safety, as well as emergency procedures and procedures in the natural environment.
Schoolchildren will also be taught the basics of constructive communication, identifying dangerous situations in social interaction, as well as ways to counter extremist and terrorist activities.
Let us recall that on January 17 it was reported that the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation wants to introduce a new propaganda system in schools of the aggressor country and in temporarily occupied territories.
Earlier, the Center for National Resistance reported that the occupiers are creating a network of “Youth Houses” in the occupied territories. These facilities host events aimed at teenagers, which address issues related to Ukraine's alleged culpability in the current war, as well as stimulate support for the occupation events.