On October 5 Vladimir Putin will speak at the opening session of the seventh State Duma and meet with Teacher of the Year of Russia 2016 winners 2016-10-04 15:00:00 On October 5, The President will speak at the first meeting of the seventh State Duma of the Russian Federal Assembly. On the same day, the President will meet with the winners of the national Teacher of the Year of Russia 2016 competition. The annual national competition was established in 1992 by the Ministry of Education and Science, the Russian Trade Union of Education Workers and The Uchitelskaya Gazeta newspaper. Eighty-five teachers competed in this year’s final. For the first time in the history of the contest, the participants represented all regions of the Russian Federation. On October 3, during the awards ceremony at the State Kremlin Palace, it was announced that Alexander Shagalov, a Russian language and literature teacher from the Krasnodar Territory, was the overall winner.