Russian Students Taught Arm-Raising Salute to Patriotic Song

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The Moscow Times

A school in central Russia has been filmed instructing its pupils to perform a raised right arm and clenched fist gesture that some have likened to a Nazi salute, independent student news outlet DOXA reported. Video footage published with the report shows a group of children seated in an auditorium being instructed by a woman to raise their fists during a patriotic song by the singer Shaman that includes the lyric “Ya russky” (“I’m Russian”). “You need to thrust it up to the sky, to NATO,” the woman can be heard saying. DOXA said Tuesday that the video had been filmed in Kazan during a rehears…

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