On July 8, Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting, via videoconference, with grade 5 to 7 schoolchildren who made it to the finals of the nationwide Bolshaya Peremena contest and went to Artek to participate in the final stage of this major event.
The finalists (639 schoolchildren from all over the country) will compete for one week, with 300 winners to be determined at the end. Their prize will be a dream trip on the Bolshaya Peremena train from Moscow to Vladivostok and back.
School students in grades 5–7 are taking part in the Bolshaya Peremena contest for the first time this year. The participants fulfilled selection assignments in the form of an online game remotely. The assignments covered 12 areas, including science and technology, art and creativity, journalism and new media, urban studies, environment, healthy lifestyle, historical memory, volunteering, travel and tourism, youth entrepreneurship, educational technologies, and state security.
Bolshaya Peremena organisers include ANO Russia – Land of Opportunity, Rospatriotsentr and the Russian Schoolchildren Movement. The contest is being implemented under the Education national project.
In 2021, more than 2.5 million school and college students are participating in the Bolshaya Peremena contest, and 1,129,083 of them are Grade 5–7 students.
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On the same day, the President will take part in a ceremony to open the Moscow Region Central Ring Road to traffic.
Vladimir Putin will visit the Central Ring Road Central Control Centre and give the green light to traffic along the last section of the road, which includes an interchange at the Central Ring Road-4 and M-5 Urals Motorway, a 25-kilometre section of the Central Ring Road-1 from Kaluzhskoye Motorway to Simferopolskoye Motorway and the Central Ring Road-5 and M-10 Rossiya Motorway interchange.
The motorway was built under presidential instruction and circles the Moscow Region 50 km away from the Moscow Ring Road, crosses 13 federal roads and redirects transiting traffic away from the capital's streets. It is 336 km long, of which 260 km will be a toll road. The Central Ring Road is Russia’s first road with a Free Flow toll collection system, which allows vehicles to move without stopping through toll booths. The speed limit is set at 110 kilometres per hour