Children attend a ceremony for the inauguration of newly adopted members of the Young Pioneer Organisation in Krasnoyarsk

 
Children attend a ceremony for the inauguration of newly adopted members of the Young Pioneer Organisation in Krasnoyarsk
Children wear red neckerchiefs, a symbol of the Young Pioneer Organisation, at a ceremony for the inauguration of newly adopted members during its anniversary at school-lyceum number 12 in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk May 19, 2010. On this day in 1922, early pro-communist movements which appeared in Russia after the 1917 Bolshevik revolution were reformed into the Young Pioneer Organisation of the Soviet Union. While the organisation lost its dominance among students in post-Soviet Russia, some educational institutions and families still carry on this tradition. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY EDUCATION)