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Russian authorities may create a Ministry of Youth Affairs and Patriotic Education

The Russian authorities may create a Ministry of Youth Affairs and Patriotic Education. They write about this with reference to sources in the presidential administration.

“The idea arose after it became clear that there is no single body responsible for patriotic education – now part of the powers is with the Ministry of Defense, part with the Ministry of Education and part with Rosmolodezh, but there is no coordinating structure,” the publication quotes one of the interlocutors.

In essence, we are talking about the consolidation of Rosmolodezh. In addition, the authorities plan to merge the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Education and Science, as was the case before 2018. This could happen as early as May after Putin’s inauguration.

Now Rosmolodezh is primarily responsible for organizing youth festivals and forums, including in annexed Crimea. In February – March 2024, the World Festival of Youth and Students was held in Sochi, organized under the auspices of the agency. The current head of Rosmolodezh, Ksenia Razuvaeva, may become the head of a new ministry or an assistant to the president, sources told Vedomosti.

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