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Ready for Labour and Defence, abbreviated as GTO, was the All-Union physical culture training program, introduced in the Soviet Union on March 11, 1931. It was a complement to the Unified Sports Classification System of the USSR. While the latter provided Soviet physical education system requirements only for athletes, GTO was a program for people of almost all ages and occupations.
Get a taste of the Ready for Labour and Defence program from this photo gallery by ITAR-TASS.