Irina Melekhina's mandatory military class in high school

Title

Irina Melekhina's mandatory military class in high school

Description

During Melekhina's childhood it was mandatory for all high school students to complete military training where they learned to use a rifle, march, and respond to commands. At this time they believed that Western countries would actually attack them and the military training was so that every person knew how to defend their home country.

Date

c. 1980s

Contributor

Kayla DiPaolo

Rights

Courtesy of Irina Melekhina

Original Format

photo

Files

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Citation

“Irina Melekhina's mandatory military class in high school,” Philly Immigration, accessed April 18, 2024, http://phillyimmigration.nunncenter.net/items/show/894.