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Russia To Teach Nuclear Survival & Weapons Training In School While U.S. Students...

•, By Susan Duclos

During the cold war, which started in 1947 after the end of World War II and lasted to 1991, Americans were told to "duck and cover" in the event of a nuclear explosion. The Federal Civil Defense Administration, in consultation with the Safety Commission of the National Educational, created and released the "Duck and Cover - Bert the Turtle" (1951) short film, which was a little over 9 minutes.

There is a short one minute version listed as the original TV advert, which we will show below for those young enough to have never seen it, with the full 9 minutes 14 second version at the bottom of this article.

The reason for reminding those that remember and telling those that never saw it, about this short film, and about what children were taught here in the U.S., is because Russia also had a training program for their school students, which ended in 1993.

Well, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law in August 2023 to reinstate nuclear war survival training in schools, called "reminiscent of a Soviet-era basic military training course that was taught in schools and was abolished in 1993" by Newsweek.

Students will learn about "the combat properties and damaging effects of weapons of mass destruction, as well as methods of protection against them." It will be part of a subject being rolled out in high schools in Russia called "Fundamentals of Security and Defense of the Motherland," newspaper Kommersant reported on Tuesday, citing a document from the Ministry of Education.