Another interesting series at the festival is one taken at an elite Russian military academy for young women. We enter their daily routines, not just training with AK-47s, but also needlework, dance and choir singing. No mini-skirts allowed, and just one phone call a day. At this school founded by Putin, one of the rare encounters with the opposite sex takes place at a Winter Ball. Before joining the secret services, these young women, some still children, faced the camera of photojournalist Sergey Kozmin’s camera.
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