Skip to comments.Russian Priests to Get Military Training
Posted on 09/27/2013 5:58:34 AM PDT by marshmallow
MOSCOW, September 27 (RIA Novosti) A group of Russian Orthodox priests will undergo military training at a Defense Ministry university in Moscow, the Russian army said Friday.
The clergymen will undergo a month-long course in military history, war tactics and military regulations of the Russian Armed Forces, as well as how to provide psychological and emotional support to troops, according to a statement by the Central Military District. The statement did not say when the training would take place.
The number of chaplains in the Russian Armed Forces has almost tripled in the past two years and currently stands at more than 80. The recruitment drive has really taken off under Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, British newspaper The Telegraph reported earlier this year. Shoigu was appointed to the position in November last year.
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Bull crap. Every idiot in Russia has to undergo military training. AKs, RPGs and hand-grenades were standard equipment in a Russian school gym. As far as late 1980s you had to hit three pop-up man-sized targets placed as far as 300 yards using just 15 rounds (last target at 150 yards in full-auto!) as part of GTO (ready to work and defend) test just to graduate a secondary school. No college for kids who couldn’t handle AK well.
If a Democrat is elected in 2016, I would not be averse to a Russian invasion.
I bet the Russian Army has no room for nonsense like Atheist Chaplains like we now have in the United States.
Atheist chaplains? Charming idea. But do they get that 'atheist chaplain' is a nickname for political officers? The Red Army had them, called comissars at first and politruks later.
The Red Army may have had commissars but the Russian Army sure doesn’t.
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