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National defense program VAM to be introduced in schools and technical schools of Latvia

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In Latvia, a program has been approved that deals with the basics of military training for pupils and students. This is a national defense program (abbreviation in Latvian - VAM), which implies teaching Latvian teenagers the basics of military service and related knowledge, skills and abilities.


Classes under the VAM National Defense Program are scheduled to begin in 2024. At the same time, as noted by representatives of the Latvian military department, training on national defense will be carried out in every secondary school, as well as in secondary specialized educational institutions (technical schools, colleges), and will cover at least 30 thousand people a year.

It is stated that classes for Latvian students will be conducted exclusively on a voluntary basis, with the possibility of field trips to camps. There, as noted, children will be taught the basics of medical training, talk about military service, and "instill leadership qualities."

National defense program VAM to be introduced in schools and technical schools of Latvia

In addition, it is noted that among the classes there will be lessons on cyber threats - with a story about how to counter such threats.
Program representative:

Our older generation remembers the Soviet lessons (CWP), when it was necessary to disassemble a Kalashnikov assault rifle or recognize enemy military equipment. This is no longer relevant. The task of VAM is to prepare a loyal citizen who is ready to defend the state.

The Latvian military department indicated that the first trainings with pupils and students are already being held - in a distance learning option.

The VAM program is aimed at high school students and 1st-2nd year students in public schools of secondary vocational education. The training applies to both boys and girls.


Commenting on the photos of Latvian guys and girls who were previously involved in the national defense program, users drew attention to their chevron (first photo to the material):

And on the chevrons they have a stylized dollar sign, I suppose? Then it is clear that they are being prepared to defend ...
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https://www.facebook.com/Jaunsardze
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  1. Semenov
    Semenov 19 January 2021 08: 15
    +18
    Teaching VAM ... I immediately remembered about the LADIES
    1. Civil
      Civil 19 January 2021 08: 54
      +3
      Strangely, in Russia no one forms the territorial defense forces.
      1. Victor_B
        Victor_B 19 January 2021 09: 15
        0
        Quote: Civil
        Strangely, in Russia no one forms the territorial defense forces.
        ... from the attack of the Tribaltic!
        Uzhoss !!!
        (But they are ready for a NATO attack from the territory of the Baltic states!
        Only the Tribals won't see it ...)
        1. YOUR
          YOUR 20 January 2021 12: 03
          -1
          No one else besides them?
      2. Flooding
        Flooding 19 January 2021 09: 33
        +4
        Territorial Defense Forces are not for large imperial states.
        Such forces will have a rather destructive centrifugal character.
        But useful skills for survival and self-defense of young people would not hurt.
      3. nnm
        nnm 19 January 2021 10: 27
        -1
        This is not true. Forming. Already 10 years ago ...
  2. nnm
    nnm 19 January 2021 08: 16
    +4
    VAM's job is to prepare loyal a citizen who is ready to defend the state.

    In other words, to drive into children's heads the horror stories that Russia is about to attack and not dare to even doubt it! What is the Hitler Youth reminds ...
    1. apro
      apro 19 January 2021 09: 26
      0
      Quote: nnm
      What is the Hitler Youth reminds ...

      And about the pioneers and Komsomol members.
      Quote: nnm
      In other words, to drive into children's heads the horror stories that Russia is about to attack and not dare to even doubt it!

      A sovereign country recognized by the Russian Federation has the right. They solve their problems using accessible methods. The Russians abandoned them in 1991. They replaced the unity of the country with sausage and jeans. And now there are enemies everywhere. You were trying to achieve this by destroying the USSR. .general ...
      Today the Russian Federation is one of the capitalist countries with the same aspirations. Something to grab and squeeze.
      And now to your Russians
      Quote: nnm
      drive horror stories into children's heads

      that there are enemies all around, these are normal capitalistic methods. to stand for your master ... and paraffin someone else's.
      1. sniperino
        sniperino 19 January 2021 09: 47
        -4
        Quote: apro
        After all, the Russians abandoned them in 1991, replaced the unity of the country with sausage and jeans.
        The hamsters got angry and began to reveal their rat nature: they were thrown from the action yesterday like snot from a finger.
        1. apro
          apro 19 January 2021 09: 48
          +3
          Quote: sniperino
          The hamsters got angry and began to reveal their rat nature: they were thrown from the action yesterday like snot from a finger.

          And in Russian ??? I do not catch your thoughts ... too creative.
          1. sniperino
            sniperino 19 January 2021 09: 52
            -3
            Quote: apro
            And in Russian ??? I do not catch your thoughts
            No wonder. Not only did you not learn to write in Russian, but you understand poorly.
            1. apro
              apro 19 January 2021 09: 53
              +2
              You are not polite.
              1. sniperino
                sniperino 19 January 2021 09: 54
                -2
                Quote: apro
                You are not polite.
                But fair.
                1. apro
                  apro 19 January 2021 10: 09
                  +2
                  Quote: sniperino
                  But fair.

                  But I can't see this point-blank.
                  1. sniperino
                    sniperino 19 January 2021 11: 46
                    -2
                    Quote: apro
                    But I can't see this point-blank.
                    Strabismus moralis (I see here, I don’t see here)
      2. nnm
        nnm 19 January 2021 09: 54
        +4
        Everything is so ... with only one difference - neither the pioneers nor the Komsomol members were hammered into their heads that the SS divisions are heroes, that some Balts are a nation of collaborators and therefore we will infringe on their rights and give them the status of non-citizens, did not knock out hatred of any country or nation, everything was exactly the opposite. Yes, and with the fact that we abandoned them during the collapse of the USSR - you are lying again - no, exactly the opposite, the Baltic States staged an armed coup even before the collapse of the union
        1. apro
          apro 19 January 2021 10: 05
          -1
          Quote: nnm
          And with the fact that we abandoned them during the collapse of the USSR - you are lying again -

          What are you saying ... these Russian screams that the Russians fed the entire USSR on in unabated and today. The thought of the destruction of the USSR began with russkih.osnova rotten.
          The pioneers and Komsomol members were trained to defend the USSR. And that was normal. Yes, under their own installations. Russians today are preparing to protect their master.
          1. nnm
            nnm 19 January 2021 10: 29
            +1
            Quote: apro
            Pioneers and Komsomol members were trained to defend the USSR.

            Exactly! They did not call someone an enemy, did not teach to hate him from the cradle, did not humiliate the citizens of this country on a national basis, etc. This is the difference. But, apparently, you will not understand this.
            And about who fed whom - the easiest way is to look at the balance of trade in the republics.
            1. apro
              apro 19 January 2021 10: 37
              +1
              Quote: nnm
              did not teach to hate him from the cradle, did not humiliate the citizens of this country on a national basis

              They were preparing against the bourgeois ... and today for the Russians it is a nationality. What they write about Ukraine today. About the Baltic states. Transcaucasia. In no way today's Russians do not differ from their opponents. And they also honor their SS men. They erect monuments.
              Quote: nnm
              But, apparently, you do not understand this

              I am a Soviet. Any nationalism is not acceptable to me. I do not understand how a Russian Nazi differs from a Baltic Nazi.
              1. nnm
                nnm 19 January 2021 10: 45
                +1
                Well, again, composing or lying. I don’t know what exactly. Persecution on the basis of class was abolished even under Stalin. Well, what do they write about Ukraine and the Balts? What do they deserve, or are they making a mistake? At the same time, mind you, most often a clause is made about the distinction between people and power. Or what should we write about the zigging non-brothers in Lithuania and Ukraine? Or what should they say about their authorities, which all support it?
                1. apro
                  apro 19 January 2021 10: 53
                  -1
                  Quote: nnm
                  I don’t know what exactly.

                  Well said.
                  Quote: nnm
                  Persecution on the basis of class was abolished even under Stalin.

                  So it is under the USSR. and for its citizens.
                  Quote: nnm
                  So what do they write

                  And they write what the Russian master will tell you, what is profitable for him, is beneficial to the Russian master, that there would be enemies all around, so that the Russians would not ask themselves a question. Who belongs to the Russian Federation.
        2. Pete mitchell
          Pete mitchell 19 January 2021 10: 13
          +5
          Quote: nnm
          they were abandoned during the collapse of the USSR - you are lying again - no, exactly the opposite, the Baltic states staged an armed coup even before the collapse of the union

          Do you call the events in Vilnius a coup? So everything seemed to end there in favor of the Union. But it was not enough for someone to act harshly in Latvia, although the Pskov brigade was kept in readiness for two days. But then the marked merged the Riga OMON, and the ebn later allowed the Latvian prosecutor's office to detain the fighters on the territory of the Russian Federation.
          As there was no intelligible policy in relation to former relatives, so there is no, but it would be worth considering.
  3. NDR-791
    NDR-791 19 January 2021 08: 16
    +3
    The task of VAM is to prepare a loyal citizen who is ready to defend the state.
    Loyalty is not from that opera, or is the translation not accurate? Loyalty is when you stand at the side of the road like a gopher and do not shine while enemy tanks are driving along the road. Well, they know better. And so everyone rushed to master our experience of preparation? But they will not succeed, for this they need a competent military instructor - not only to disassemble the AKM, but also to teach the military command language wassat
    1. stalki
      stalki 19 January 2021 08: 27
      +2
      Loyalty is not from that opera, or is the translation not accurate? Loyalty is when you stand at the side of the road like a gopher and do not shine while enemy tanks are driving along the road.
      So it is supposed lol NATO tanks will plow their roads, and they will not interfere with them. For us the enemy, for them transit.
    2. Prisoner
      Prisoner 19 January 2021 10: 22
      +1
      They seem to be loyal to NATO. They say they can do whatever they want, but you kids bear with it. So, if the Russians are with their factories, with plans for the development of your culture, with local literature, cinema (such as the Riga Film Studio, Tallinnfilm, etc.), then immediately into the "forest brothers". And destroy-destroy. Well, shoot by itself from around the corner. "Europe", fig!
  4. Cowbra
    Cowbra 19 January 2021 08: 21
    +4
    The idea itself is not bad, the question is how to implement it. And knowing the hysterical Russophobia of spratas, it is clear that they are being implemented in the form of the Hitler Youth
    1. sniperino
      sniperino 19 January 2021 10: 00
      +2
      Quote: Cowbra
      it is clear that they are being implemented in the form of the Hitler Youth
      Latvians still have experience with CWP and, possibly, the form of the lesson will resemble it. But the content is 100% Hitler Youth
  5. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 19 January 2021 08: 25
    +2
    National defense program VAM to be introduced in schools and technical schools of Latvia
    Sclerosis, they have forgotten everything, now they remember .... NVP (initial military training) in the USSR. It's all about the "depth and breadth" of the subject program.
    will be carried out exclusively on a voluntary basis, with the possibility of field trips to the camps.
    Have they worn out the Boy Scouts already? request
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 19 January 2021 08: 31
      0
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      Sclerosis, they have forgotten everything, now they remember .... NVP (initial military training) in the USSR.

      Soon Zarnitsa will be remembered
    2. Serpet
      Serpet 19 January 2021 15: 04
      +14
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      everyone has forgotten, now they remember ... NVP (initial military training) in the USSR

      We, too, would not hurt to return the CWP. Let's hope that the management will do it in the future - it will only benefit.
  6. Lipchanin
    Lipchanin 19 January 2021 08: 30
    -2
    Already a funeral service? belaySo young crying lol
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 19 January 2021 10: 25
      -2
      Already a funeral service?
      Lesson topic: How to properly wrap yourself in a sheet and crawl to the cemetery?
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 19 January 2021 10: 27
        -2
        Well, something like this laughing
        1. Asad
          Asad 19 January 2021 10: 34
          +1
          Unmatched humor!
          1. Lipchanin
            Lipchanin 19 January 2021 10: 37
            0
            Just relax a little.
            And then everything is serious.
  7. Dikson
    Dikson 19 January 2021 08: 35
    +8
    I don’t see anything bad in this .. As for me, instead of the lessons of the priest’s and the incomprehensible OBZH, it would also be useful for ours to return the lessons of the CWP .. With shooting, field training and acquaintance with real military equipment. I have a summer military field camp for children here in my city .. - so many people are asking for there that there are not enough places, .. both boys and girls ..
    1. Pereira
      Pereira 19 January 2021 08: 43
      0
      I have never heard that sacrifice was a national Latvian trait. Has anyone had close contact with them? Tell us.
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        1. Pereira
          Pereira 19 January 2021 10: 49
          -3
          Thanks for your help. I've heard something like that, but eyewitness testimony is more valuable.
          I also expected something like that. Loyalty is a very slippery word.
        2. Bolt cutter
          Bolt cutter 19 January 2021 13: 19
          +1
          The same white people as the Russians. The informers are beaten in the face, they support those they deem necessary. They don't think about any punitive expeditions.
          Latvian loves with ear, but suffers from belly
          This is a Russian proverb. Translate into Latvian lol Here, it does not work out smoothly. Yes, they also ate all the hedgehogs laughing
        3. Dikson
          Dikson 19 January 2021 16: 17
          +2
          However, Ilyich in Smolny was guarded by Latvian riflemen .. So ... there are enough scoundrels among any people ..
    2. NDR-791
      NDR-791 19 January 2021 10: 27
      0
      summer military field camp for children .. - so many people asks there that there are not enough places .. both boys and girls ..
      However, it is in demand. And it is right! And so at least some TRP norms were returned, though almost at will. But that's already good.
  8. Guru
    Guru 19 January 2021 08: 57
    +3
    At one time, the CWP was banned under the pretext of demilitarizing society, then it was renamed OBZH. Now CWP is more relevant than ever.
  9. zwlad
    zwlad 19 January 2021 09: 03
    +3
    We must renew the CWP program in our schools. Even the Balts got it.
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 19 January 2021 09: 22
      +1
      Quote: zwlad
      We must renew the CWP program in our schools. Even the Balts got it.

      Only you need to name it differently. And then again the Soviet legacy! For example, democratic CWP or Let's Be Ready to Meet Partners of BHVP .... suggest your options
      1. zwlad
        zwlad 19 January 2021 09: 28
        +3
        Does the Soviet legacy bother you? I'm not there. Why reinvent the wheel? It is not necessary to sweep aside all the Soviet frenzied.
        And my opinion.
        Every student should be able to shoot and know how to disassemble and clean a machine gun.
        How the grenade works, how and in which direction to throw it. Well, other basics.
        1. Egoza
          Egoza 19 January 2021 09: 33
          +2
          Quote: zwlad
          Does the Soviet legacy bother you? I'm not there. Why reinvent the wheel?

          Personally, I have always admired the Soviet legacy. Only the current authorities are unlikely to miss such a name. So all claims to your Ministry of Education
      2. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 19 January 2021 09: 28
        +1
        Got Little, Get More
        MPPE
        Who's Next, Come
        PCB
        Don't Touch, Uroyu
        NTU
        laughing
  10. aszzz888
    aszzz888 19 January 2021 09: 08
    0
    There, as noted, children will be taught
    how to dig caches! laughing
  11. steelmaker
    steelmaker 19 January 2021 09: 09
    +3
    I would also renew the CWP in our schools. Now in schools they do not teach, they bring information. Goonies are being prepared, consumers. Competent authorities are not needed, they begin to think. And those trained in military affairs are dangerous, they can resist. Therefore, they are doing the right thing, but it does not threaten us.
    1. Ros 56
      Ros 56 19 January 2021 09: 40
      +1
      What kind of resistance are you talking about? What we were taught at one time - disassembly and assembly of the machine gun, shooting at the shooting range from it, 5 rounds each. Shooting in the gym from a small car. Walk in formation with grief in half, studied the consequences of the impact of a nuclear explosion and other NSRs and ways of sheltering and protecting from them. The girls studied sanitary and first aid methods. But this is all for your own survival. What the hell is resistance. It was all in the late 60s - early 70s.
      1. sniperino
        sniperino 19 January 2021 10: 13
        -4
        Quote: Ros 56
        The girls studied sanitary and first aid methods.
        For Europe, this is intolerant "sexism". Latvian girls will be trained on cats to gouge out the enemy's eyes and cut stars out of his skin. Gretta T., I think, will not object to such a moral and psychological preparation: cats are not even a giraffe.
        1. Ros 56
          Ros 56 19 January 2021 10: 40
          -1
          In the film Purgatory these creatures were shown, they ended badly. As far as I know from my friends who have been in Chechnya, they ended up there without bothering with moral remorse.
      2. Dikson
        Dikson 19 January 2021 15: 31
        0
        We also studied dosimeters and devices for determining chemical contamination, we classified OV ... Even in the OZK they dressed up at school ..))) In the NVP class, apart from a few small girls and Margolin, there were two PPSh, AKS and AK-74 .. I still remember a sergeant with two guys brought carbines to get acquainted with the materiel .. such are the lessons of the CWP ...))
        1. Ros 56
          Ros 56 19 January 2021 15: 48
          0
          We also studied all this, just did not go into details.
  12. Ros 56
    Ros 56 19 January 2021 09: 27
    0
    It's a good thing, even though young people will be taken out into the fresh air, into nature. And there is no need to teach to fight the Russians, it will be expensive and very painful. Over the past 30 years, so much dirt has been poured on us that it will come back to haunt.
  13. Avior
    Avior 19 January 2021 09: 28
    +1
    Game Zarnitsa with a field camp, like a scout.
    The idea, in principle, is correct and useful for modern youth in any country, so that they can get out of smartphones.
    Only such a place is needed so that the smartphone does not take the Internet :)))
  14. Poetry
    Poetry 19 January 2021 09: 31
    -1
    It's strange. I thought they would be taught the basics of counter-guerrilla warfare, punitive operations against civilians, and so on.
  15. Petro_tut
    Petro_tut 19 January 2021 09: 39
    -1
    New Forest Brothers Courses
  16. prior
    prior 19 January 2021 09: 44
    0
    Under the photograph with the Latvian woman wrapped in foil, write:
    "Sprats in Latvian" in a package in its own juice.
  17. APASUS
    APASUS 19 January 2021 09: 48
    0
    Our older generation remembers the Soviet lessons (CWP), when it was necessary to disassemble a Kalashnikov assault rifle or recognize enemy military equipment. This is no longer relevant. The task of VAM is to prepare a loyal citizen who is ready to defend the state.

    Prepare a citizen to knock on a neighbor. Are the telephones in this book attached?
    Attached, I don't even doubt it!
  18. Trapp1st
    Trapp1st 19 January 2021 09: 58
    -1
    National defense program VAM to be introduced in schools and technical schools of Latvia
    This will greatly help clean toilets in Europe.
  19. ljoha_d
    ljoha_d 19 January 2021 10: 23
    0
    This should be introduced in Russian schools, in the USSR there was such training.
  20. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 19 January 2021 10: 24
    0
    Our older generation remembers the Soviet lessons (CWP)
    Therefore, they introduce the program remembering and taking as a basis the CWP of Soviet schools. This also fits into "preparing a loyal citizen", that is, ideology. It's just interesting what and how will they teach to counter cybersecurity? Complicate passwords on your computer.
  21. Dainis
    Dainis 19 January 2021 14: 10
    0
    And always someone else's form. Now American is in vogue. before her, the Soviet 70 years were worn. to secular German. And so dahlia ..
  22. Runway
    Runway 19 January 2021 14: 26
    +2
    In principle - the right decision. To give some basic military training to young people, to drive them into the field.
    Taking into account the lack of ideology at the state level (Russia is in the same "basket"), it is quite an attempt for adolescents to feel their connection with the state of which they are citizens.
  23. Asad
    Asad 20 January 2021 12: 06
    -1
    I don't give a damn about how in Latvia, but in Russia we need to create such camps, a good school of life! It doesn't matter what you call it, Yunarmeytsy, or pioneers. I watched the chronicle about the Hitler Youth, in principle, apart from the ugly ideology, a normal example.