Naval cadets say Russia not ready for women in combat roles

Reuters Kaliningrad, Russia Mar 07, 2019, 06.01 PM (IST)

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. Politika's diploma and military rank after graduation won't differ from those of male cadets, but the Russian navy does not accept women as commanding officers - a situation she sees no need to change for now.