RUSSIA will train its next generation of soldiers in a mini-replica of the German parliament and allow young fighters to recreate the Red Army’s infamous victory over the Nazi’s in Berlin.
The former communist nation’s Youth Army will be given the chance to raid Germany’s iconic Reichstag as part of their training routine.
A scaled-down replica of the Reichstag building, which was captured by Soviet forces in the Battle of Berlin in 1945, will be used as a training facility by Russians.
The youth wing of Putin’s army has more than 42,000 schoolchildren within its ranks and even has its own flag.
Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu announced plans to build the replica and will feature within a “patriotic park” with realistic warfare scenarios.
The patriot park, based 31 miles west of Moscow, opened two years ago and serves as a hub to the growing youth movement within the former Soviet nation.
Children as young as 10 are able to sign up to the group to learn how to handle weapons, engage in military training and encourage patriotic fervour among Russians.
Shoigu said: “We are building a replica of the Reichstag in Patriot Park. Not a full-sized one, but something that allows the Young Army to storm a specific target, not just any old place.”
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