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Russia: Putin meets Teacher of the Year finalists

Russian Federation, Novo-Ogarevo
October 3, 2014 at 17:41 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated the finalists of the nationwide contest “Russian Teacher of the Year 2014” at Novo-Ogarevo, Moscow Region, Friday.

This year's competition involved more than 80,000 teachers but only 15 reached the final. The winner will be announced Sunday. Putin spoke about the importance of the profession and how a teacher’s role has evolved in the information age.

The Teacher of the Year contest has been held in Russia since 1990 and features educators in different subjects from across the country.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated the finalists of the nationwide contest “Russian Teacher of the Year 2014” at Novo-Ogarevo, Moscow Region, Friday.

This year's competition involved more than 80,000 teachers but only 15 reached the final. The winner will be announced Sunday. Putin spoke about the importance of the profession and how a teacher’s role has evolved in the information age.

The Teacher of the Year contest has been held in Russia since 1990 and features educators in different subjects from across the country.

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