Graduates of special schools set up for the children of Russian officers serving in former Soviet republics are overwhelmingly choosing military careers, Krasnaya zvezda reported May 25. Of the first 58 graduates of the six such schools in existence, 42 have decided to enter military academies. Their choice reflects a general trend. The number of young men applying to such academies has increased over the last year, Smena reported May 13, both because of the renewed prestige of military service and because of difficulties in the economy.
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