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During a working trip to Sochi, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko, together with Director of the Federal Financial Monitoring Service Yuri Chikhanchin, held a meeting on the preparation and holding of the International Financial Security Olympiad. The event was organized by order of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.

“On behalf of the President and on behalf of the Government, an organizing committee has been established to host the first International Olympiad in Financial Security. This is our response to the threats that are currently happening in the world. The flip side of digitalization is that some fraudsters take advantage of the participants’ unpreparedness and commit illegal actions. Therefore, improving financial literacy, educational work and prevention are exactly what this Olympiad is for. The potential of this event is huge, there is no such example in the world yet, ”said Dmitry Chernyshenko.

The Olympiad is held in two stages. The first, qualifying stage has already taken place at the sites of educational organizations. The All-Russian lesson “Financial Security” was also passed.

“We managed to conduct a lesson in which about one and a half million schoolchildren took part, almost at the same time they sat down and listened to a lesson on what financial security is, how to live in peace in order not to get into difficult financial problems. As a result, about 30 thousand schoolchildren and students took part in the preliminary round of the Olympiad. In total, about 500 people will come to the Olympiad: 400 students and 100 schoolchildren. Can you imagine what kind of competition ?! In addition to our students and schoolchildren, representatives of six countries will come to us: Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. 60 people who will also take part, “- said Yuri Chikhanchin.

For schoolchildren – participants of the Olympiad, the following directions are presented: mathematics, computer science, social studies and law and economics. For students – economics, finance and credit, economic and information security, as well as jurisprudence and international relations.

Currently, preparations are underway for the final stage. It will be held from 3 to 9 October at the Sirius educational center.

“The winners will have the opportunity to apply with additional points to the universities of the Russian Federation or to the universities of the network institute, which are located in the territory of the Russian Federation and the CIS,” stressed Dmitry Chernyshenko.

As a result of the meeting, it was decided to develop a preparation plan for the second stage of the Olympiad and submit it to the Government by July 1 of this year.

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