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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Putin in Sochi spoke about the way to stop the leakage of talent from Russia

The day when the IOC made serious allegations about Russian sports officials and doping scandal, Vladimir Putin held in the former capital of the winter Olympics, in Sochi, where he marked the anniversary created on the initiative of the President of the Educational center “Sirius” for gifted children.

photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

Vladimir Putin, wrote “MK”, initially met with the benefactors of the oligarchs, who gave the money to the establishment of the Centre, and then took part in the meeting of the Board of Trustees “Talent and success”, realize this idea. The oligarchs, the head of state asked for new financial injections. And the best students were promised presidential grants with a monthly scholarship of 20 thousand rubles., but with a commitment then to find a job at home.

“Sirius”, which worked for only a year, there is something to be proud of, said the head of the Fund “Talent and success” Elena Shmeleva: “80% of all the winners from the leading competitions for students — the alumni of the Center” (though as you know the parents of the Olympiad, in the Sirius, as a rule, invite already an established talent, and not so long shifts). Thus there has arisen a network of the most powerful schools and teachers who come here to share his experience with other teachers”. In other words, the positive experience went sideways.

Putin, he said, also pleased with what he saw in the Center:

– I have a positive impression — and I hope you do, too. I believe that the activities generally corresponds to our desires and plans to support talented children. For the past 13 shifts here managed to learn more than 6.6 thousand students from all Russian regions., and graduates each shift was 600 children. However, the main thing – that the graduates of the “Sirius” had not only knowledge but also experience in the team, which I hope they will carry on in their schools and classrooms.

Search and support of young talents is just one of the purposes of the Center. Not less important task — to create a strong link between the education system with its main product — graduates — and the real economy. With this we have still had serious problems., which, according to the head of state called, in particular, to solve the “Sirius”. And even, it seems, began to solve:

– At the success Center today drew the attention of the CEO. They will promote their proposals for the development of the centre. It is extremely important that in the field sought to establish such centres, creating conditions for the development of talented students. Thus it is necessary that children were able to apply the acquired knowledge in their schools when studying such subjects as physics, chemistry, biology. And much more needs to be done to equip these sites with modern technology and materials.

The question of the cultivation of domestic talents — strategic, the President said:

– Growing in the world today the struggle for intellectual resources. For us it is important not to lose a single talented child. Retaining talents should be a priority of the Foundation, and I expect that in the future he will become a guide for similar work in all regions.

As it turned out, this is what happens. This year, Putin said, for the best graduates “Sirius”, enrolled in College, “the Fund began to pay presidential grants a monthly scholarship in the amount of 20 thousand rubles. 450 such agreements have already been signed”. However, this is done in exchange for something that “all the grantees have signed the agreement on subsequent employment in Russia.”

On the guarantees of such employment, the President did not apply. However, to give the grown so hard domestic talents “on the side” it is clearly not intended.

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