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PARIS – When David Beckham announced that he had signed a five-month contract with France's Paris Saint-Germain soccer club, millions of fans of both Monsieur and Madame Spice started fantasizing about the Beckhams moving from the city of angels to the city of lights.

As it turns out, Becks and Posh's kids are already enrolled at schools in London, meaning that the 37-year-old legend will probably be commuting most of the time. All the same, here's what his schedule in Paris might look like:

Monday
From L.A. to OOH LA LA feels quite all right…

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His French is improving- il comprend:

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Thursday
Confirmed reports say Daddy Beckham will donate his entire PSG salary to a children's charity in Paris. Unconfirmed reports say this could lead to a cut in Thursday's weekly allowance check for Becks’ kids: Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper. In true French fashion: strike is called.

Friday
Afternoon practice, then out on the town with new PSG teammate, Zlatan Ibrahimovic (hair-swapping optional).

Saturday
Shopping, anyone? Posh gets even posher in the fashion capital of the world.

DEBATE: So, Posh Spice in Paris: Fashion Line? New Perfume? Photo Shoots? Not really about footy, now, is it? #Cynical?

— SuperSoccerSite (@SuperSoccerSite) January 31, 2013

Sunday
Tired of commuting by plane or Eurostar, Beckham steals his London Olympics’ boat, makes a right after Tower Bridge and drives his way across the Channel.

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FOCUS: Russia-Ukraine War

Important Things: A Rare Unfiltered Look Inside Russian Schools

In Russian schools, lessons on "important things" are a compulsory hour pushing state propaganda. But not everyone is buying it. Independent Russian media outlet Vazhnyye Istorii spoke to teachers, parents and students about how they see patriotism and Putin's mobilization.

Important Things: A Rare Unfiltered Look Inside Russian Schools

High school students attending a seminar in Tambov, Russia

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MOSCOW — On March 1, schools found themselves on the ideological front line of the Russian-Ukrainian war. At the end of May, school class teachers were told they would have to lead classes with students called "Lessons about important things." The topic was "patriotism and civic education."

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At the beginning of November, we learned about the revival of an elementary military training course for senior classes. In the teaching materials sent to the teachers, it was stated that a "special peacekeeping operation was going on, the purpose of which was to restrain the nationalists who oppress the Russian-speaking population."

Independent Russian media outlet Vazhnyye Istorii asked several teachers, students and parents about their experiences with the school's attempt to instill patriotism and Russia's partial mobilization of citizens.

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