Steven Seagal and Vladimir Putin push for Soviet-era program to make Russians ‘fit for military service’

By Kay Steiger
Friday, March 15, 2013 14:22 EDT
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With Steven Seagal in tow, Putin pushes for Soviet-era phys-ed revival (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Copyright ImageClick to View Russian President Vladimir Putin (l.) and US movie actor Steven Seagal visit a new sports arena in Moscow, Wednesday. Mr. Putin has called for the revival of the Soviet-era physical evaluation program that required all schoolchildren to pass fitness tests.(Alexei Nikolsky…

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Kay Steiger is the managing editor of Raw Story. Her contributions have appeared in The American Prospect, The Atlantic, Campus Progress, The Guardian, In These Times, Jezebel, Religion Dispatches, RH Reality Check, and others. You can follow her on Twitter @kaysteiger.
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