US visa changes to affect mainly Russian independent travelers, says authorityBusiness & Economy August 21, 21:07
CAS upholds life ban for ex-president of Russian athleticsSport August 21, 20:03
Police confirms man shot dead in Subirats was Barcelona attack perpetratorWorld August 21, 19:50
Premiere for historical drama Matilda rescheduled for late OctoberSociety & Culture August 21, 19:45
Fire in Russia’s Rostov-on-Don fully containedWorld August 21, 19:37
Russia wins two golds on second day of 2017 Universiade in TaipeiSport August 21, 19:29
Washington’s new strategy in Afghanistan aimed against China, expert saysWorld August 21, 18:43
Russia settles last part of Soviet debtBusiness & Economy August 21, 18:37
Man wearing suicide belt shot dead near BarcelonaWorld August 21, 18:29
ST PETERSBURG, September 1 (Itar-Tass) — Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has assured that there are no plans to cut the government-funded university places.
“We have a tough position – no plans to cut the government-funded places,” he said during his visit to St. Petersburg State Institute of Technology on Saturday.
“In the future this issue will be studied. But undoubtedly we will take into account financial opportunities of people.”
He emphasized that the reform of military colleges had been over.
“Ten large military centres were created instead of multiple small military schools,” Medvedev said.
The country has only 80-85 percent of the necessary number of student hostels, he said noting that the program on the construction of new hostels and modernization of old ones can be implemented only by 2018.