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International camp of Russian young scouts opened in Germany
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The International Summer Camp of Russian Young Scouts has opened in Germany, in the forests of the North Rhine. It brought together Russian-speaking participants from Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium and England. The Russian flag and the banner of the Tsargrad squad, which organized the spiritual and patriotic session, were raised over the tent camp, the Russkoe Pole newspaper reports.
37 children and adolescents from 7 to 15 years old have become the participants of the camp, which will last two weeks. The session was named Wrangel in honor of the hero of the Russian-Japanese and World War I, General Pyotr Wrangel. The main topics of the camp will be the biography and activities of the general, as well as the history of the Great Russian Exodus of the 1920s.
The camp participants will have classes on the history of Russia, and get acquainted with Orthodox canons and traditions, as well as Russian folklore. One of the goals of the camp is to help young people different countries of Europe improve their knowledge of Russian. The Russian scout movement has existed since 1909.