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Russia introduces retraining program enabling ex-military personnel to pursue teaching careers

Russia has introduced an educational retraining program for Russian military personnel who can no longer participate in the war in Ukraine to transition into roles as school teachers, the National Resistance Center reported on Jan. 28.

The Kyiv Independent cannot immediately verify this claim.

According to the National Resistance Center, in several regions across Russia inactive military personnel will begin a career retraining program under direction of the Russian Ministry of Education to teach history and physical education lessons, with an additional focus of teaching basic military training as part of changes made to the Russian school curriculum last year following Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.