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Image: Students from the General Yermolov Cadet School wake up during a two-day field exercise near the village of Sengileyevskoye

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Russian Cadets Train in Weapons and Patriotism

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Image: A student from the General Yermolov Cadet School takes part in weapons training during a two-day field exercise near the village of Sengileyevskoye

A student from the General Yermolov Cadet School takes part in weapons training during a two-day field exercise near the village of Sengileyevskoye, just outside the south Russian city of Stavropol, on April 13, 2014.

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Image: Students from the General Yermolov Cadet School cross themselves in front of an Orthodox crucifix during a two-day field exercise near the village of Sengileyevskoye

Students pray at the General Yermolov Cadet School, a state-run institution that teaches military and patriotic classes in addition to a normal syllabus.

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Image: A student from the General Yermolov Cadet School holds two rifles during a two-day field exercise near the village of Sengileyevskoye

A student holds two rifles during a two-day field exercise near the village of Sengileyevskoye. The school allows its pupils to take part in field-training trips, during which they spend time at a base and undergo physical drills and weapons training. The outings are seen as a treat for students, and those with bad grades are not allowed to go.

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Image: A student from the General Yermolov Cadet School has a drink during a two-day field exercise near the village of Sengileyevskoye

The school is named after the Russian imperial general Alexei Yermolov and many of its students are from military backgrounds.

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Image: Students from the General Yermolov Cadet School perform fitness exercises during a two-day field exercise near the village of Sengileyevskoye

Students watch a demonstration of fitness exercises.

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Image: Students from the General Yermolov Cadet School wake up during a two-day field exercise near the village of Sengileyevskoye

A student sits in a dormitory during a two-day field exercise.

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