26 July 2012, 15:50

Education in Russia to remain free - Medvedev

Education in Russia to remain free - Medvedev

Education in Russia will remain free, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers Wednesday.

He said that the draft law to that effect had been generally approved.

The Russian government had been given one more week to improve the document before submitting it to the State Duma, the lower house of parliament.

Medvedev stressed that the draft law is the most important of those which had been worked out by the government in recent years.

The law “On Education in the Russian Federation” is to replace two laws “On education” and “On higher and postgraduate education”, which were adopted in 1992 and 1996 respectively.

The draft law has been developed since 2009. Lawmakers took into consideration proposals and remarks made by Russian citizens.

RIA, TASS

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