Putin slams alleged dependence of Russian gas buyers on MoscowBusiness & Economy December 05, 19:21
Putin included in Time magazine’s Person of the Year shortlistWorld December 05, 19:16
Russia loses $500,000 greenhouse due to Progress spacecraft’s crashScience & Space December 05, 18:31
Russian Foreign Ministry to promote oil pipeline operator Transneft’s interests abroadBusiness & Economy December 05, 18:24
Moscow students launch campaign to collect aid for Syrian youthWorld December 05, 18:11
Uzbekistan’s President-elect thanks international monitors in RussianWorld December 05, 18:10
Second Russian female doctor dies of wounds after Aleppo shelling — ministryWorld December 05, 17:52
Gazprom explores opportunities for further legal protection of rights in UkraineBusiness & Economy December 05, 17:46
Russian holding Renova’s affiliate may invest into Hyperloop projectBusiness & Economy December 05, 17:42
MOSCOW, September 1 (Itar-Tass) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has congratulated schoolchildren, students and teachers on the Day of Knowledge marked in Russia on September 1, the school year beginning.
"Today is a special day for all schoolchildren, students and certainly for their parents -- the beginning of the new school year. I want to congratulate all of you on the Day of Knowledge and wish you interesting studies, bright lectures, bright teachers and, of course, good friends who will be together with you," the premier said in his video-blog address.
Medvedev noted that 13.4 million pupils would go to school in Russia this year -- 100,000 more than last year. Almost 1.5 million will sit down at the desks for the first time. "It is pleasant that the number of first-year pupils rises for six consecutive years," he added.
More than nine million students will begin to study at universities, institutes and colleges, he noted.
The premier addressed people who are in the flooded regions in the Far East. Everything will be done to repair schools and other educational institutions as fast as possible to study there, he assured.