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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

A Day at the Nashi Camp

For MTTamara Pavlova carrying a Khakamada puppet.

Thomas Peter / Reuters
A poster of Putin hanging in the camp on Lake Seliger, located 350 kilometers from Moscow.

Thomas Peter / Reuters
A man jogging with a Nashi flag during exercises.

Lisa Azarova / For MT
Campers attending a class on elections and exit polls. Their shirts read "Political Special Forces."

Thomas Peter / Reuters
A young man aiming a rifle during a demonstration on how to prevent hazing in the armed forces.

Sergey Ponomarev / AP
Young women stretching at the Nashi camp. The campers follow a strict regime, where everyone rises at 8 a.m. and participates in morning exercise -- running for men and aerobics for women.