(18 Sep 2009) SHOTLIST
Moscow, Russia - 18 September 2009
1. Wide of cars pulling up to gates of Moscow's School 1230
2. Student getting out of car
3. Parents and students entering school
4. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Irina Olkhovikova, Parent:
"If the students have nothing to hide then I don't think it's an infringement on their personal rights or anything. I think it can only improve the situation. I certainly don't want my child to take drugs."
5. Various of students in classrom
6 . Wide pan of students in hallway
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Liza Kafanova, 10th grade student:
"Unfortunately in our days a lot of pupils try to take drugs. I think it is very bad and I think that this test will be useful for all schools."
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8. Wide of square in central Moscow
9. Various of two girls smoking cigarettes
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10. Wide of homeless children in cellar with dog
11. Close of film container, pull out as boy inhales solvent through top of film container
12. Reverse shot of kid inhaling solvent through top of film container
Moscow, Russia - 18 September 2009
13. Students in school hallway
14. Wide set up of deputy director of school 1230 in Moscow, Natalya Tretyachenko
15. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Natalya Tretyachenko, Deputy Director of School 1230:
"We keep an eye on their behaviour, watch them during breaks, we even don't let them out of the school during lunch break because we are in too good a position on this street as far as drugs are concerned."
16. Wide pan from road to school building
17. Various of students walking through school gates
Moscow's School 1230, just a five minute drive from the Kremlin, is populated by the children of Russia's political and social elite.
But very soon the school day here, like in every other Russian school, could begin with government mandated drug testing for students.
The mandatory drug tests were suggested last week at an emergency meeting of Russia's Security Council.
President Dmitry Medvedev told Council members that increasing drug use among Russia's youth is a threat to national security and called for tougher punishments for drug dealers as well as drug testing in schools and universities.
Human rights activists have criticised the move but many parents appear to be in favour.
"If the students have nothing to hide then I don't think it's an infringement of their personal rights or anything," said Irina Olkhovikova as she dropped her seven-year old daughter at school.
Students at School 1230 are aware of the growing problem of drug use among students and many seem to support the idea of drug testing.
"I think that this test will be useful for all schools," said 10th grade student, Liza Kafanova.
Drug use among young people in Russia has risen alarmingly over the last decade, officials said.
Experts put the number of drug addicts in Russia as high as 2.5 (m) million, almost two percent of the population, according to official reports.
And two-thirds of addicts are under the age of 30, the reports said.
Drug use is already rampant among Russia's street children but officials are now concerned that it's spreading to schools.
The deputy director of School 1230 Tatyana Tretyachenko said the school does a lot to educate the children about drugs and has also been taking other preventative measures.
"We keep an eye on their behaviour, watch them during breaks, we even don't let them out of the school during lunch break because we are in too good a position on this street as far as drugs are concerned," she said.
She said that drugs are sold from cars on the road just outside the school gates.
The same road President Medvedev takes to the Kremlin every day.
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