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The state Duma adopted the law on educational work in education

The state Duma at plenary session on Wednesday adopted a law on the strengthening of the educational component in education.

This initiative was submitted to the state Duma in late may, Russian President Vladimir Putin. Changes to the Federal law "On education".

The bill proposed to define education as an activity "aimed at the development of personality, creation of conditions for self-determination and socialization".

The explanatory Memorandum States that the bill will contribute to a more comprehensive spiritual, moral and intellectual development of students, inculcate in them patriotism and citizenship, respect for the memory of defenders of the Fatherland, the older generation and the working man.

It is assumed that the relevant Federal law will enter into force on 1 September 2020.

As commented on the initiative of the Chairman of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin, "education should include not only knowledge and skills, but also spiritual, moral values that form the identity, citizens, unite society". "Adopted today the law is aimed at implementing the new norms of the Constitution," he said.

Volodin said that the issue of implementation of the law in practice must be discussed with the professional community to avoid "a formal approach and organically to incorporate education into a single educational process", without adding unnecessary bureaucratic burden on schools and universities.