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Russian pupils faint as they are made to sit at desks decorated with faces of killed soldiers

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Russian pupils faint as they are made to sit at ‘macabre’ school desks decorated with the faces of soldiers killed in Ukraine

  • Some pupild refused to sit at the ‘macabre’ desks at the school in Irkutsk, Russia
  • The desks are part of the Putin regime’s plan to propagandise the war in Ukraine

Two Russian pupils ‘fainted’ as they were shown new school desks decorated with pictures and details on fighters killed in Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine, according to local media.

Others students refused to sit at the ‘macabre’ desks at the school in Irkutsk, Russia, which display pictures of dead national guardsmen.

A teacher said: ‘They were shocked by the crying relatives and fainted,’ a teacher said.

A pupil added: ‘It’s the same as learning on a gravestone.’ Another source said: ‘They think the desks are macabre.’

Two Russian pupils 'fainted' as they were shown new school desks decorated with pictures and details on fighters killed in Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine, according to local media

Two Russian pupils ‘fainted’ as they were shown new school desks decorated with pictures and details on fighters killed in Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine, according to local media

Others students refused to sit at the 'macabre' desks at the school in Irkutsk, Russia, which display pictures of dead national guardsmen

Others students refused to sit at the ‘macabre’ desks at the school in Irkutsk, Russia, which display pictures of dead national guardsmen

Putin’s regime is seeking to propagandise the war in school and the desk tributes to fighters is part of this campaign.

Pupils are also expected to undergo military training and sing patriotic songs.

Teacher Alexei Volk, in charge of cadet classes at the school, admitted that the sight of the desks had been too much for some pupils. But he said most saw it as ‘an honour to sit at such desks’.

National guards Akhmed Magomedov, Igor Meklyaev and Ivan Maksimov were among those immortalised on the school desks.

Putin's regime is seeking to propagandise the war in school and the desk tributes to fighters is part of this campaign

Putin’s regime is seeking to propagandise the war in school and the desk tributes to fighters is part of this campaign

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