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Putin’s Great Initiative to Prevent Russian Brain Drain (Video)

A new center for gifted children in Sochi may help stop the leak


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The collapse of the USSR (where talent was systematically identified and promoted), the economic crises of 1998 and 2008, the recent sanctions - all these provoked a serious brain drain in Russia, with scientists, artists and other professionals leaving the country in search of a better life.

To remedy that, in 2015 Vladimir Putin backed an education center for gifted children in Sochi. The idea is to create the best conditions for developing young talents in Russia. It’s been a year since the center opened and the President came to Sochi to see the results of his initiative. He was quite impressed with the young talent and their innovative projects.

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