Russian University and School Students Celebrate Knowledge Day
Russian university and school students are celebrating Knowledge Day today, the beginning of the academic year.
Official lineups are held at every Russian school, after which the senior high school students will take first-grade students to their first classes.
Children from the wildfire-ravaged regions will attend nearby schools that survived the calamity. More than 900 units of equipment and furniture, and also the required educational accessories have been sent to a school in the Ryazan Region, southeast of Moscow, on behalf of the Russian President's wife Svetlana Medvedeva.
In all, some 13 million schoolchildren will attend classes during this academic year.