Horse-riding, ball gowns and a different uniform for every activity: Welcome to a Russian finishing school


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.

Girls walk with their teacher during a a break between lessons at the territory of the Russian Defense Ministry

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.

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Fun and games: The girls perform at a concert, wearing blue polka-dot dresses

cooking lesson at the Russian Defense Ministry

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.

Girls have a dance class

Dancing queens: Even line dancers have their own black dresses with gold trim

 Cadet Ball A girl helps her schoolmate to try on a ball dress

Dress rehearsal: Students attend a traditional annual cadet winter ball at the cultural centre

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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.

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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

You shall go to the ball: The girls listen to a Cadet”s speech