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9 Oct, 2007 08:36

Russia puts priority on education

President Vladimir Putin told Senators at the Federal Council, Russia's upper house, that education is the key to Russia's modernisation. Putin said major reform was needed to improve the quality of training given to the country's technicians, adding tha

The statement comes a week after Mr Putin announced he would head the list for the United Russia party in the upcoming election and would not rule out becoming Prime minister after he leaves office next year.