Ministry of Education (Russia)

Coordinates: 55°45′38.50″N 37°36′35.21″E / 55.7606944°N 37.6097806°E / 55.7606944; 37.6097806
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Ministry of Education of Russia
Министерство просвещения Российской Федерации
Agency overview
Formed17 May 2018
JurisdictionGovernment of Russia
HeadquartersTverskaya 11, Moscow
55°45′38.50″N 37°36′35.21″E / 55.7606944°N 37.6097806°E / 55.7606944; 37.6097806
Minister responsible

The Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation (Russian: Министерство просвещения Российской Федерации) is a ministry of the Government of Russia responsible for education.

The Ministry of Education oversees schooling and school accreditation, the establishment, maintenance, and closures of state schools, and controls the curriculums therein. It provides the procedural guidelines for interpersonal communications between schools, parents, legal guardians, and students, particularly in instances of unexpected or extenuating circumstances, such as the school closures or misconduct of school employees. It also governs institutions of professional and vocational education.[1] It is headquartered at Tverskaya Street 11 in Tverskoy District, Central Administrative Okrug, Moscow.[2]

The Ministry of Education was established on 17 May 2018 after the Ministry of Education and Science was split into two parts, with the departments for universities and scientific institutions forming the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Its first minister was Olga Vasilieva, the minister of the previous ministry. The name of the Ministry of Education is sometimes translated into English as the "Ministry of Enlightenment" or "Ministry of General Education."

Sergey Kravtsov has served as the Minister of Education since 21 January 2020.

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Ministers of Education[edit]


  2. ^ "CONTACT Archived 2011-11-15 at the Wayback Machine." Ministry of Education and Science. Retrieved on 1 November 2011. "Address: Tverskaya street, 11, Moscow, 125993" - Address in Russian Archived 2011-11-05 at the Wayback Machine: "ул.Тверская, д.11, г.Москва, ГСП-3, 125993"

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