Female naval cadets say Russia not ready for women in combat roles

Naval cadet Alina Politika takes part in a training on the captain's bridge simulator at N. G. Kuznetsov Naval Academy's department in Kaliningrad, Russia March 5, 2019. Picture taken March 5, 2019. REUTERS/Zhanna Meiler NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Alina Politika is one of 42 female cadets attending the naval academy in Russia’s Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad, but she knows she is unlikely to ever step onto the captain’s bridge of a battleship. Politka’s diploma and military rank after graduation won’t differ from those of male cadets, but the Russian navy […]

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