Disgusted Russian parents called on their government to improve the quality of state-funded 'Putin Youth' camps as their kids were forced to sleep in mouldy, bed bug-infested camps.
Despot Vladimir Putin likes to keep a close check on his reputation inside Russia which is why his government pours millions of Rubles into the state education camps.
However, all is not well in Putin's militaristic fairyland, as Russian parents were reportedly horrified by the conditions of some of the camps erected along the Black Sea.
According to Radio Free Europe, the state-subsidized Orlyonok complex along the coast of Russia played host to events last summer despite patently not being fit for purpose.
Parents claimed that 20,000 kids were crammed into dangerous accommodation buildings with no electricity and bed bugs.
The toilets were filthy and there was rubbish and cigarette buts strewn about the complex.
At one point a dormitory also collapsed.
Speaking to RFE, a parent named Agnia said: "The electric sockets don't work, there is no air conditioning, there are no mosquito nets on the windows, but there is a huge gap between the shutters, the doors can't be closed or locked, there are cigarette butts in the keyholes, there is rubbish everywhere."
Another parent, named Vitkina told the news site that she had been compelled to rescue her daughter within a week.
She said: "I understand that 50 years ago these were normal conditions. None of us lived very luxuriously then.
"But in the 21st century this is unacceptable."
Remarkably, despite evidence to the contrary the camp doubled down on their treatment of the children and insisted the parents were exaggerating.
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Yury Kolevaiko, deputy director of the Orlyonok complex, told RFE: "Children who come to us have different social statuses. Children have different attitudes toward different living conditions, different conditions at home, and reality.
"We have more than 20,000 children annually [attending camp]; count the percentage of those who don't like it."
Well if that's good enough for children, you can only imagine the conditions the Russian soldiers are undergoing on the frontline!
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