The 76 students include employees of federal and regional government bodies, top managers of state-run and private companies, heads of several regions (including three acting heads of regions).
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The first intake of students graduated in April 2018. The training was organised by the Graduate School of Public Administration at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA).
The main purpose of the programme is to train a pool of personnel that will be nominated for positions in the regional and federal governments.
Notably, the second intake with which the President plans to meet includes 24 finalists of the Leaders of Russia national management competition, including those who already took up government posts in 2018.