Russia marks Knowledge Day - September 1st
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On Saturday, September 1, Russian students celebrate Knowledge Day - officially, the beginning of a new school year.
All schools in the country traditionally hold a celebratory assembly, after which students of older grades symbolically lead the incoming first graders to the first in their life lessons, while at colleges and universities the first year students just as solemnly embrace their new "student" status.
The total number of students in Russia reaches seven million, with some 13 million school pupils.
Source: Voice of Russia