Currently, the training of future officers is conducted in 28 universities and 8 branches of military educational institutions, including 14 military academies, Military University, 12 military high schools and Military Institute of physical culture. This year a new independent status begins to prepare officers of the Kazan higher tank command school and Moscow higher combined-arms command school, which in 2017 is celebrating its centenary.
photo: Gennady Cherkasov
From 1 August of the current year to the training programs of higher education began more than 12 thousand cadets adopted this year.
For the first time this year in the Krasnodar higher military aviation school from October 1 will begin training to 15 girls – future pilots of combat aircraft.
The big contest was traditionally observed at admission in pre-University educational organizations of the Ministry of defense of Russia.
Today the network of pre-University educational institutions of the military Department consists of ten Suvorov military schools, Nakhimov naval school with branches in Vladivostok, Sevastopol and Murmansk, six presidential cadet schools, five military schools, three schools for gifted children and the Moscow military musical College named Lieutenant-General Valery Khalilov.
In 2017 based on the results of the competitive entrance examinations by order of the Minister of defence of the Russian Federation in pre-University educational organization enrolled 2 761 boys and girls.
According to tradition, the new academic year in military educational institutions of higher and secondary education and in schools located in remote garrisons and closed military towns, will begin with a lecture (lesson) development of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, military science and practice. The class will be the leadership of the defense Ministry, commanders of types and branches of the military commanders, the commanders of military districts and fleets, heads of Central bodies of military management, commanders of military units and connections.
In her opening remarks, students asked the defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. In particular, he said:
With this aim, the improvement of material-technical base of educational institutions, is increasingly introducing advanced teaching methods, engaged experienced faculty, skilled mentors and teachers.
I am sure that the result of these steps, we will be able to prepare more qualified specialists, capable to solve the most difficult tasks for the further strengthening of the Armed Forces to ensure the defense of the state and defending its national interests.”