President of Russia noted the focus on the beginning of the academic year in full-time mode

Issues related to the education system were raised during the Direct Line with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The President stressed the focus on the full-time start of the academic year.

‘That said, the question is clear, but most likely, children in junior forms will go to school. After all, we hardly ever shut them down during the worst times of the past year, spring and summer. So, most probably, for elementary school, the academic process will be organised in the usual format.

As for the senior school, as I have already said, this will depend on specific circumstances. But I hope that we will eventually reach the level of herd immunity we are talking about, in part, owing to active vaccination, which will allow schools and universities as well as small, medium-sized and large businesses to operate as usual’ said Vladimir Putin.