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Russian nursery children dress up in military fatigues in latest evidence of Moscow’s war propaganda

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Russian nursery children dress up in military fatigues in latest evidence of Moscow’s war propaganda and increased militarisation under Putin

  • The male nursery children were made to dress in Russian military uniforms
  • The young children filled boxes for soldiers as part of a so-called charity event
  • This is the latest example of Moscow’s war propaganda campaign under Putin

Male nursery school children in Russia are being dressed in military fatigues as classes pack supplies for troops at the front.

Pictures and video from a kindergarten in Noyabrsk are shown filling food boxes for mobilised soldiers amid claims they are cold and hungry in the war zone.

The use of children too young to read and write is seen by war foes as evidence of the extent of Russia’s war propaganda campaign and the country’s militarisation under Putin.

Govorit NeMoskva Telegram channel said the children at Sineglazka kindergarten were ‘forced to pack boxes of food for the combatants in Ukraine [as a part of] a charity event called ‘Parcel to a soldier’.’ 

The children at Sineglazka kindergarten in Noyabrsk are shown filling food boxes for frontline soldiers amid claims they are cold and hungry in the war zone

The male nursery school children were made to dress in military fatigues as the classes packed supplies for the Russian frontline

The male nursery school children were made to dress in military fatigues as the classes packed supplies for the Russian frontline

This was part of a so-called charity event called 'Parcel for to a soldier'

This was part of a so-called charity event called ‘Parcel for to a soldier’

The children aged four and five were instructed to make hearts for the soldier with Putin’s letter Z symbol for the war stuck into the cards.

The opposition channel said: ‘They considered that this was not enough and dressed the children in a soldier’s uniform.

‘In this guise, they put [canned] corn, stew, herring, peas, condensed milk and biscuits into boxes.

‘Apparently, these 10 boxes are so needed by the most equipped and trained army in the world.’

Only boys were dressed in the uniforms.

The teacher began by saying: ‘Children, today we are making crafts for our soldiers who are defending our motherland. What is the name of our motherland?’

The pupils chorused: ‘Russia.’

The four and five-year-olds were instructed to make hearts for soldiers with Putin's letter Z symbol for the war and messages inside

The four and five-year-olds were instructed to make hearts for soldiers with Putin’s letter Z symbol for the war and messages inside

The Children attending kindergarten in Noyabrsk, Russia, made heart-shaped cards and heled pack parcels for soldiers. Boy identified as Stepan Guridov thanked soldiers for 'strong will, loyalty to motherland, and dedication'

The children at the kindergarten in Noyabrsk, Russia, made heart-shaped cards and helped pack parcels for soldiers

The use of children too young to read and write is seen by war foes as evidence of the extent of Russia's war propaganda campaign

The use of children too young to read and write is seen by war foes as evidence of the extent of Russia’s war propaganda campaign

A local Mig TV report in Yamalo-Nenets region said: ‘The whole Russia from Kaliningrad [on the Baltic] to Vladivostok [on the Pacific] is united, from young to old.

‘The boys and girls don’t yet know how to write, so they carefully glued messages inside the hearts.

‘In them, are words of support and gratitude for valour, heroism, dedication.’

Nursery school head Svetlana Bosyakova – who has children aged under seven – said: ‘The teachers and parents of our kindergarten joined ‘Parcel for a Soldier’ campaign.

‘We believe it is a very important and noble mission.

‘And we feel proud for our men who are currently defending our motherland.’ 

Govorit NeMoskva Telegram channel said the children at Sineglazka kindergarten (pictured) were 'forced to pack boxes of food for the combatants in Ukraine [as a part of] a charity event called 'Parcel to a soldier''

Govorit NeMoskva Telegram channel said the children at Sineglazka kindergarten (pictured) were ‘forced to pack boxes of food for the combatants in Ukraine [as a part of] a charity event called ‘Parcel to a soldier”

The kindergarten children chorused 'Russia' in the latest display of Russian propaganda

The kindergarten children chorused ‘Russia’ in the latest display of Russian propaganda

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