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Playing army in Russia

Question: How do you get into the Russian army (for a day)?
Answer: Practice, practice, practice, or commit a minor crime.

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A schoolboy practices putting on a helmet during a 24-hour training session at a military division in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Nov. 3, 2010. Six schoolboys, who had been detained by police for minor crimes, took part in a trial to experience the life of a Russian Army soldier.

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The boys have a towel fight during the 24-hour training session.

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A schoolboy fires a Kalashnikov assault rifle amidst smoke during the training session at a military division in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Nov. 3, 2010.