GORKI, near Moscow, April 18 (Itar-Tass) — Russia will use the recently created Web-elections system to set up an Internet educational channel for teachers and students.
“A social video network had been created for presidential elections. It can continue to be used in this quality,” Igor Shchegolev, the head of the Russian Ministry of Communications, told the RIF+KIB forum on Wednesday.
He said that the Ministry of Communications and the Russian Ministry of Education were discussing how to build an educational resource on the basis of the existing network.
“Its aim is to give schoolchildren and teachers an opportunity to create and post their own products,” Shchegolev explained.
Ilya Massukh, the deputy head of the Ministry of Communications, said that from 15,000 to 20,000 new terminals had been connected to the Internet thanks to the project.
“The Internet speed in our regions will increase. The state has already subsidized these investments and that will regions to cut tariffs,” Minister Shchegolev added.