In the Penza region, the Tiger detachments, a youth movement created to assist the police, will take to the streets.
On December 19, a review of readiness and the ceremony of swearing in "tiger cubs" took place on the Jubilee Square of Penza. They will monitor suspicious people and report them to the police, as well as "carry out preventive work with the population." Students who join the teams will be given all-season branded clothing sets.
As reported on the website of the Penza State University, boys and girls from 18 years old with Russian citizenship can become members of the Tiger movement squad. Participants will undergo initial training "School of a fighter of the "Tiger" detachment" with the subsequent receipt of a certificate of entry into the detachment.
“Today, we have formed divisions in all colleges, technical schools and university students of the Penza region without exception. By January 1, 2025, the number of the detachment should reach 2,000 people, ”said Viktor Chuchelov, adviser to the Penza governor on crime prevention, according to Penza.ru. Sight".
The creation of the "Tiger" detachment was initiated by the governor of the Penza region Oleg Melnichenko.
In June 2022, the Big Change movement was created in Russia as an analogue of the All-Union Pioneer Organization named after V. I. Lenin. According to the bill, which was introduced by the State Duma on the day of the centenary of the pioneers, President Vladimir Putin will control all three permanent governing bodies: the supervisory board, the coordinating board and the board.
Mentors will work with the participants of the movement. These "pioneer leaders" will not take "foreign agents" and "persons affiliated with them," the bill says.
The Insider talked to Russian teachers about what kind of movement it is and how voluntary it will be for participation. Some of the respondents are sure that the movement can turn into a “obligation” at schools and become, as it was in late Soviet times, a dull bureaucratic instrument of education.