Putin visits Tavrida forum

Putin visits Tavrida forum

Russian President Vladimir Putin has voiced support to the idea of scholarship support to finance second higher education for future film directors.

"The existing law allows to receive higher education free of charge only once," he said on Sunday at a meeting with participants in the Tavrida youth educational forum. "Of course a system scholarships can be provided for that."

The president recalled that the Russian ministry of culture had already raised the issues of expanding the sphere of the use of scholarship support. "I will support them [such proposals]. I don’t think it will cost big money but film directors are, so to say, rarities, so, naturally, we will do it," TASS cited him as saying.