Almost 25 thousand applications were filed for participation in the contest «Leaders of Russia» for the day

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Almost 25 thousand of applications for participation in the contest «Leaders of Russia» obtained in the first hours after opening registration, which exceeds last year’s figures, reports the press service of the contest managers.

«Leaders of Russia» is a flagship project of the platform «Russia — country of opportunities», launched on the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin at the world festival of youth and students in October last year. The purpose of the contest — the identification, development and support of the most promising leaders-leaders from across the country, with a high level of development of managerial competences. The competition was launched in October last year.

«For the first day after the start of registration for the contest «Leaders of Russia» received 24308 orders», — the press service of the competition.

It is noted that during this time received a record number of applications — more than 24 thousand people have filled in the registration form on the website, it’s more than last year.

«The contest 2017-2018 received about 200 thousand applications. On the second competition «Leaders of Russia» in just a day since its launch has received more than 24 thousand applications from different regions of Russia and the world. Registration for the contest is open until October 24, and we expect that applications will be more than last year», — the press service quoted the words of the head of the project «Leaders of Russia», General Director of ANO «Russian — the land of opportunity», Vice-rector Ranepa Alexey Komissarov.

According to him, innovations in this year were more opportunities for people to participate in the contest: now apply can foreign nationals, who know Russian language, as well as managers to 55 years.

«Moreover, for contestants under the age of 35 years is enough of a two-year leadership experience. Calling all ambitious, energetic and motivated people to participate in the competition», — quotes a press-service of the word Komissarov.

According to the press service of the contest, at the moment among Russian participants in the number of applications to lead the Central Federal district (37.4 per cent). This is followed by the Volga (14,2%), North West (13%), Siberian (10%), Ural (9.8 per cent), South (8.7 percent), far East (3.7 percent), North Caucasus (3,14%) County.

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