The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, visited Gymnasium No. 2 in Vladivostok on Thursday. There he congratulated students and teachers on Knowledge Day, looked around several classrooms and teachers’ offices, and talked with senior formers.
Vladivostok Gymnasium No. 2 was established in 1990. It has 1,400 students, who can learn six foreign languages – English, French, German, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese.
The school cooperates with the Confucius Institute at Far Eastern Federal University and French and Asia Pacific schools.
In 2016, Gymnasium No. 2 became one of the 11 pilot schools of the Russian School Students’ Movement.
“This is an unusual school, one of the basic platforms for students who want to succeed in life and are able to work for this, a school for talented young people,” Putin said.
He told students that they should apply their knowledge in practice, which is very important for young people, future professionals with secondary vocational or, better still, with a higher education.
This is extremely important, but a really crucial element is to find a profession that will make you happy, because those who love their jobs usually succeed, Putin said.
He also asked students to communicate with their peers in other schools in Russia and beyond.
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