Children undergo weapons training at the General Yermolov Cadet School just outside the south Russian city of Stavropol.

The General Yermolov Cadet School is a state-run institution that teaches military strategy and classes in patriotism in addition to a normal syllabus.

The school allows its pupils to take part in field-training trips, during which they spend a night in a base and undergo physical drills and weapons training. The outings are seen as a treat for students, and those with poor school marks are not allowed to go.