The state Duma Committee for security and combating corruption recommended that the lower house of Parliament to reject the bill prohibiting officials and employees of state enterprises to send their children to study abroad. It is reported RIA Novosti on Thursday, April 13.
Member of the Committee Nikolay Kovalev said that the person constraint in the choice of school is unacceptable.
Under the bill, the training outside of Russia is prohibited for children of all civil servants down to the municipal level, as well as employees of state enterprises and corporations. Exceptions are allowed only for those officials who are working abroad more than a year.
According to the author of the document, MP of the Communist party Valery Rashkin, a ban would stimulate the authorities to improve the quality of national education.
In August last year, the President of the Association of entrepreneurs for development of business of patriotism “Avanti” Rahman Anshukov also proposed to prohibit officials to send their children to foreign educational institutions. In his opinion, the children of Russian officials abroad may be interesting to intelligence agencies.