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Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko congratulated the coaches on their professional holiday.

“The Russian sports school is famous for its traditions, and this is primarily the merit of our coaches. There are almost 100 thousand of them in Russia, and they train about 5 million of our children every year. Heroes of Labor Tatiana Pokrovskaya, Irina Viner and many other names of respected workers in the sports industry. The work of coaches is the foundation of sports achievements that bring recognition to Russia at world championships. It is thanks to their support and professional approach that the guys overcome all barriers on the way to achieving sports victories every day. For children, a coach is a mentor, friend, role model, and sometimes the main person in life, on a par with their parents, ”said Dmitry Chernyshenko.

The Deputy Prime Minister noted that the Government creates conditions for a comfortable and effective work of every professional in the sports industry.

“The government will continue to create sports infrastructure in the regions of the country for full-fledged training that meets international standards. To this end, we annually increase funding for the sector. I am sure that thanks to the professionalism of the coaches, new sports stars will be trained in these buildings. Also this year, an important law was adopted, which consolidated the status of a trainer-teacher. This will allow raising the level of salaries for sports mentors and providing benefits on a par with teaching staff, ”the Deputy Prime Minister said.

Dmitry Chernyshenko added that the Government is improving the personnel training system for the industry. Last academic year, more than 8.6 thousand people received secondary vocational and higher education in the specialties of physical culture and sports. And this year about 11 thousand young people have become students preparing to become coaches.

“On a professional holiday, I would like to wish all the coaches patience, strength and, of course, health! And also – be proud of your pupils and see them on the podium as often as possible. And for those who are just getting such an important profession, I wish not to deviate from the path and in their future work activities to bring up new Olympic champions for Russia, ”said Dmitry Chernyshenko.

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