Russian officials allegedly encouraged to return home children who are studying abroad. This was announced on Tuesday to several media outlets. To return to Russia should also parents are civil servants who now live abroad. However, this information immediately denied by the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov. However, to assess the prospects of this initiative, “MK” asked independent experts.
According to media reports, the recommendation applies ostensibly to all officials, from deputies of all levels and ending with the administration staff. In addition, this also extends to employees of state-owned corporations.
However, a similar idea previously voiced by the deputies but the implementation is not reached. Does she have the right to exist, “MK” asked the experts.
Alexei MUKHIN, General Director of the Center for political information:
“Right now, most likely we are talking about measuring public opinion. If there will then be a private opinion poll and it will show that the Russians with great trepidation reacted to the initiative of this kind, it will probably be couched in a bill that defines the parameters of this “disaster” for civil servants and order of implementation. There will be a so-called second phase of nationalization of the elites. The first phase was concerned with foreign assets and accounts officials. Thus the Supreme power is trying to bring the Russian officials to the sense and Patriotic to a common denominator. This initiative is doomed to success. In addition, it will provoke another wave of release of officials in business and other sectors. That is, the expected purge among officials”.
Eugene CARTAGO, the Chairman of the Collegium of advocates “starinsky, Cartago and partners”:
“Currently, the legal ban on teaching children of officials abroad do not exist. However, almost every day from high tribunes it is possible to hear one or the other major public figure about the need to raise domestic science to develop education, to engage in import substitution and in General to love our country from afar, and working for its benefit. In this context, the education of children of high-ranking officials outside the country looks dubious trend. However, the advent recommendations, or an outright ban on studying abroad, would be a logical continuation of the chosen policy guidance of the policy of strengthening patriotism among officials and civil servants”.