Minister of education and science advocated the return to tradition of the Soviet school

Olga Vasilyeva

The Minister of education and science Olga Vasilyeva stands for “return to the best traditions of the Soviet school”. She announced this in an interview with “Nezavisimaya Gazeta”.

“Everything new is well forgotten old. Today it is all too true. Is any school of the XXI century should not educate a person who respects his people, valuing work?”, she said.

Vasiliev also criticized the current in Russia the two-level system of training in universities. She noted that unlike the European universities, which for the transition to the Bologna system, it took several centuries, Russia has entered her in one decade. “I am concerned the moment when the transition to the baccalaureate instead of a full new programs the universities have gone towards reducing the existing ones,” she said.

In November 2016 Vasilyev said that the work on the study of Russian language and literacy will be “even through compulsion”. The Minister also proposed to require students to participate in cleaning the school premises and territories, to cease to educate consumers.