At the beginning of the meeting, the President cited statistics: since 2017, since the implementation of this program, 50 of its participants have become heads of regions. Graduates of this “school” work in the government – in the State Duma, the Federation Council, in the presidential administration, head large cities and state corporations. Putin congratulated the current graduates and said that the main thing is the willingness to serve the people and their country.
One of the participants of the meeting is the winner of the “Leaders of Russia” competition, Deputy Chairman of the Kherson Region Government Semyon Mashkautsan. “I saw people there who want and are ready to become part of Russia. For the sake of these people, I accepted this challenge myself… And every day we solve difficult problems,” he explained to the president his decision to go. to work in the Kherson region. “I’m sure we’ll win,” Mashkautsan finished his speech. “There is no doubt about that,” replied the president. Putin also thanked everyone who lives in the Kherson region, because they show patience and courage. “And of course the most important thing for us is to keep moving forward together with Russia,” he said.
Since 2017, 50 graduates have topped the regions
Among the graduates of the program is the mayor of Yakutsk Evgeny Grigoriev. He talked about plans to make Yakutsk the best city in permafrost conditions. “I think that Yakutsk is already the best city in permafrost conditions, because there are simply no others like it,” the president joked, after which he asked about infrastructure development. “How many houses on stilts do you have?” – Putin asked and immediately asked if the permafrost was melting. They told him that so far no major changes have been observed. However, the president still asked to monitor the situation and “respond in a timely manner, providing financial resources.” He also assured that plans to build a bridge across the Lena in Yakutsk will be implemented.
In a conversation with a graduate, the general director of the Presidential Fund for Cultural Initiatives, Roman Karmanov, Putin commented on the situation with the abolition of Russian culture. “When someone tries to destroy Russian culture, it is a suicide attempt, because they are destroying themselves,” he said. “You can kill a person, but you cannot kill the culture that he carries. And it is certainly impossible to kill the culture of an entire people, especially one as big as the Russian people,” Putin added.