22nd September 1995 at 01:00
Education experts have been taken aback by the dramatic rise in the number of applicants to Russia's military academies.

Just two years ago the decline in interest was such that the defence ministry dared ask for no more than three out of a possible five points at matriculation for fear of not filling its colleges.

One of the reasons for the turnaround, believe education officials, is the increasing number of paying colleges and spiralling costs of formerly free colleges. Military colleges still offer grants, free food, clothing and transport.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now