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In the morning, children from all Russian cities -- Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladivostok, to name but a few, will go to school. About 3,000 Khabarovsk school leavers take a Unified State Exam in Russian #398052 05/29/2009 About 3,000 Khabarovsk school leavers take a Unified State Exam in Russian Today, 29th May, most Russian school leavers are taking the mandatory State Unified Examination in the Russian Language. It is followed by Geography and Literature (1st June), Mathematics (4th June), foreign languages: English, german, French and Spanish (8th June), Social Science and Chemistry (11th June), History and Physics (15th June). According to the new law that took effect this year schol leaving examination results are also valid for university entrance exams. To get a school leaving certificate only two mandatory exams - Russian and Math - are needed, the other 12 exams including four exams in foreign languages are chosen according to the university or specialty the students are to pursue. Young Russia movement displays ostrich in downtown Moscow #374574 02/17/2009 Young Russia movement displays ostrich in downtown Moscow Activists of the Young Russia movement advocating amendments to the Education Law have displayed a live ostrich in downtown Moscow. A Young Russia spokesperson said the ostrich symbolized the official attitude toward education issues. "Officials merely stick their heads in the sand, while student self-government bodies at Russian colleges and universities lack any legal status," the spokesperson stressed. Young Russia leader and State Duma deputy Maxim Mishchenko co-authored amendments to the educaiton law. Under the amendments, student unions must have the right to provide students with jobs and residences and organize their leisure. Student unions would also be expected to monitor students' academic records and represent their interests at meetings of college-anduniversity academic councils. The State Duma is to examine such amendments in the first reading early this March. Young people believe that student councils can deal with student-rights violations, substandard education, job-placement problems, corruption at universities, the conservative and bureaucratic education system, rundown student residences and illegal accommodation of migrant workers there. Many Russian schools to remain shut on September 1 #332457 08/20/2008 Many Russian schools to remain shut on September 1 A total of 1,788 Russian schools have been shut on the eve of a new academic year. This figure was mentioned by Rospotrebnadzor (trade & sanitary inspection authority) in a report on preparations for September 1. Boris Gryzlov advocates better school textbooks #322832 07/09/2008 Boris Gryzlov advocates better school textbooks State Duma Speaker Boris Gryzlov said experts must play a greater role in assessing the quality of school textbooks. A bill to raise student scholarships to be signed by president #321948 07/04/2008 A bill to raise student scholarships to be signed by president The Federation Council has introduced amendments into the laws on minimal wages and on higher education and post-gradual professional training, under which student scholarships will be raised to 1,100 rubles starting from September 1. Taking the Unified State Exam at Russian schools #312758 05/16/2008 Taking the Unified State Exam at Russian schools Russian school students taking the Unified State Exam often succumb to stress when seeing strangers in place of the teachers they know. The festival of children's books in Moscow was open with a procession in support of reading. #303452 03/22/2008 The festival of children's books in Moscow was open with a procession in support of reading. The eighth Moscow festival of children's books was held on March 22-30 under the motto "Growing Together With Books" at the Moscow House of Books store chain. The festival was open in an impressive setting in front of the Moscow House of Books on Novy Arbat Avenue and was involve members of a procession in support of books and reading that will march from the nearby City Hall. In 2008 Russia's Ministry of Education and Science plans to reduce the number of state-financed university places by 2% on average #302164 02/06/2008 In 2008 Russia's Ministry of Education and Science plans to reduce the number of state-financed university places by 2% on average The number of state-financed places at universities within the Federal Agency for Education structure will go down by 3.7%. The reduction in management and economic categories will constitute 8.4%; in classical (humanitarian) professions, including lawyers - 7.7% Russia adopted a new law introducing a two-tier higher education system #302181 10/25/2007 Russia adopted a new law introducing a two-tier higher education system Russian President Putin signed a new federal law on a two-tier higher education system ("On amending certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation (in identifying the levels of higher professional education)). The law sets two levels of higher professional education - a bachelor and a masters degree.