On the Day of Russian Students, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Prime Minister for social affairs Olga Golodec, Minister of Education and Science of Russia Dmitry Livanov visited the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics.

During the visit, representatives of the Russian Government got to know the University’s research, including the project “Assessment and prediction of condition and deprivation of population health in the Russian regions” and “Honest prices”. It should be mentioned the last project conducted together with the REU’s branches. This research was based on the monitoring of prices for socially important goods in the shops in more than 30 regions of the country. It was found out that the growth in prices for chosen goods varies from 19 to 40% in Moscow and approximately from 30 to 32% in regions.

After the business part of event, representatives of the Russian Government joined the celebration of the Day of Russian Students, where Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev congratulated all students: “I hope that everything will come true in your lives. You will graduate your University, get a great education and, finally, help our country the same way as it was done by the graduates of your splendid University throughout almost 110 years. No matter how your University has been called, as well as no matter how the graduates’ qualifications have been called, the University’s graduates raised our economy, developed our industry and agriculture. I wish you outstanding results!”