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Russian children ordered to watch Sochi Olympics

Russian government suggests kids leave school, receive no homework, turn on TV.

From the AP:

As the Winter Olympics in Sochi stretch into their first full week, members of parliament said Wednesday they'll support an initiative to cut the school day short and encouraged teachers to give their students less homework. The hope: that kids will spend more time watching the games.

The speaker of parliament, Sergei Naryshkin, supported the initiative, which was put forth by a member of the dominant Kremlin-backed party, United Russia. The announcement in parliament followed a statement on Friday from the Ministry of Defense, which said it was revising troops' schedules so that they would have free time to watch live Olympic broadcasts.

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