Russia and Ukraine: conscription

The laws of conscription order civilians to join the armed forces. President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine has banned most men from leaving the country, in case they are needed to support the Ukrainian military. Since September 2022 men in Russia have been forced to follow the laws of conscription.

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Use this one-hour lesson to help your students:

  • Understand what conscription is and its context in Russia and Ukraine
  • Explain different opinions people have about conscription
  • Discuss whether the law is justifiable during war

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