Horse-riding, ball gowns and a different uniform for every activity: Welcome to a Russian finishing school (funded by the government)
Children in Britain might be having a tough time keeping up with maths and English.
But for students at a Moscow finishing school, mastering the basics just isn”t enough.
Also on the curriculum are three foreign languages, line dancing and singing, to name a few.
The Russian Defence Ministry”s boarding school in Moscow is for girls aged 10 to 17 who are the daughtes of Russian servicemen and women
They are just some of the subjects the 640 girls, aged ten to 17, who attend the Russian Defence Ministry”s boarding school are expected to study – wearing a different uniform for each class.
White chef”s clothes, horse riding gear and even dancing dresses are all provided by the government-run school.
They are even given elaborate evening gowns for a Cadet”s ball.
Fun and games: The girls perform at a concert, wearing blue polka-dot dresses
Culinary expert: Each student has her own chef”s uniform
The boarding school, funded by the Russian government, for girls who have lost a parent or whose parents areon active duty, opened in 2008 and this year sees the first graduating class.
The curriculum claims to develop an appreciation of beauty, arts and culture.
Classes include graphic design, sculpture and horse-riding.
Dancing queens: Even line dancers have their own black dresses with gold trim
Dress rehearsal: Students attend a traditional annual cadet winter ball at the cultural centre
Horsing around: The girls take part in an equestrian lesson
And the school has over a dozen sports clubs.
Young ladies also take part in a traditional annual cadet winter ball, where they mingle with male counterparts.
One thing is for sure, it”s not your average state school.
Nice digs: The girls have their own televisions in their own private bedroom
You shall go to the ball: The girls listen to a Cadet”s speech