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Russian President Vladimir Putin’s 2014 annexation of Crimea boosted his popularity at home and contributed to an upsurge in so-called “military and patriotic education” for Russian youths. Reuters photographer Eduard Korniyenko recently chronicled the students and classes at the General Yermolov Cadet School. Here’s a look. Pictured, students march during a ceremony to mark the beginning of the school year on September 1. (All photos: Eduard Korniyenko/Reuters)