Meeting with finalists of the 2018 Teacher of the Year contest

Source: President of Russia – The Kremlin – English

The President thanked the teachers for their work and wished them further success.
The federal stage of the 2018 Teacher of the Year contest started in St Petersburg on September 24. The jury includes winners of the contest from previous years and administration representatives from teacher training universities. The head of the jury is Rector of Moscow State University Viktor Sadovnichy.
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Meeting with 2018 Teacher of the Year contest finalists
President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon,
First of all, I would like to congratulate you on becoming finalists of the Teacher of the Year contest. The jury will still need to choose the absolute winner, to put it that way, but this is, actually, a matter of opinion of those who will choose.
On the whole, you certainly showed wonderful qualities, both professional and personal ones. My congratulations on your professional success. This is my first point.
Secondly, as they say on such occasions, I congratulate all of our country’s teachers that you represent on Teachers’ Day, which is tomorrow.
To be continued.