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Mired in War, Putin Presses Patriotism Lessons on Schools

  • Teachers told to justify war in Ukraine in special lecture
  • Schools to start each week with national anthem, flag ceremony

Photographer: Alexander Nemonov/AFP/Getty Images

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After unleashing a wave of repression to crush opposition to his war in Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin is moving to shape attitudes among young Russians with a program of patriotic education in schools.