The state Duma rejected the draft on the prohibition of the children of officials to study abroad

The state Duma rejected the draft on the prohibition of the children of officials to study abroad

MOSCOW, 12 APR — RIA Novosti. The state Duma at plenary session on Thursday rejected a bill that bans the children of officials to study abroad.

The draft law was submitted by one of the deputies from the Communist party faction in 2016. The initiative aimed at halting the common practice of referral by parents, officials, top managers of state companies and state corporations of their children to study abroad.

It is clarified that the proposed restrictions would apply to foreign educational institutions operating outside the Russian Federation. The possibility of receiving education in the branches of Russian educational institutions abroad, supposed to leave.

The Duma Committee for security and combating corruption, who is responsible for this project did not support this initiative and recommended the state Duma to reject the document.

“The proposed bill the prohibition for persons occupying the state posts of the Russian Federation, state positions of subjects of the Russian Federation and municipal positions to receive their minor children, including adopted children and wards, education in foreign educational institutions on the territory of foreign States restricts the constitutional right to education, as well as violating part 2 of article 55 of the Constitution, according to which Russia should not be laws that abrogate or derogate the rights and freedoms of man and citizen”, — stated in the conclusion of the Committee.

It also notes that part 3 of article 55 of the Constitution provides for the possibility to restrict rights and freedoms of a person solely by Federal law and only to the extent necessary to protect the foundations of the constitutional system, morality, health, rights and lawful interests of other persons, national defense and state security.