Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russian President Vladimir Putin.

A photo: GLOBAL LOOK PRESS

Chapter “Knowledge” Maxim Dreval told Vladimir Putinhow the revival of the scientific community is going.

– Are you satisfied with the results of your work? the President asked.

“Our wildest expectations have been exceeded,” Dreval answered without undue modesty.

“Knowledge” is now actively filming educational lectures (600 hours of content have been prepared over the past year). They were watched by 40 million people. The society is experimenting with video formats – there are, for example, lecture tours. Dmitry Rogozin from Vostochny spoke about our projects in space; Valery Gergiev from the Mariinsky Theater spoke about music; YaNAO Governor Dmitry Artyukhov described the Arctic from an icebreaker in the Kara Sea.

General director of the company "Knowledge" Maxim Dreval during a meeting with the President.  Photo: Mikhail Klimentyev / Press Service of the President of the Russian Federation / TASS

Maxim Dreval, General Director of the Knowledge Society, during a meeting with the President. Photo: Mikhail Klimentyev / Press Service of the President of the Russian Federation / TASS

Dreval said that “Knowledge” rewards its best lecturers. But for now, there is enough money for bonuses for 50-100 people.

– Now we are also looking for (additional funding – Ed.), If you support, we will actively search, we will find such an opportunity, – the official asked awkwardly.

“Of course, objective, important, in-depth information, and even beautifully, talentedly presented, is very much in demand, because it is impossible to use Wikipedia alone,” the president agreed.

In the end, Putin was offered to hold another open lesson for schoolchildren in mid-May. An educational marathon will be held with the theme of Russia’s role in the world.

– Thank you very much for the invitation. I will definitely look at the schedule, – sincerely, and not just out of politeness, the president replied.

The Russian leader last held an open lesson in Vladivostok on September 1 last year. Also, by the way, at the Knowledge marathon. He talked with the children about history – the schoolboy then caught the politician on a reservation when Putin called the Northern War with Sweden Seven Years.

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