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Dmitry Livanov

Dmitry Livanov

Dmitry Livanov (ƒмитрий ¬икторович Ћиванов) was born February 15, 1967, in Moscow.

Education: graduated with honors from the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, Department of Physical Chemistry, with a degree in Physics of Metals, 1990; Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics (solid state physics), 1992; D.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics (solid state physics), 1997; law degree from Moscow State Juridical Academy, 2003

1992-2000: Researcher, senior researcher at the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, laboratory of synthesis; associated professor, Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, chair of theoretical physics

1997-2000: Vice rector for research, Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys

2000-2004: Vice rector for international cooperation, professor, Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, chair of Theoretical Physics

April 2004: Professor, Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, chair of nonferrous metal technology (part-time)

2004-2005: Director, department of state policy in science, technology and innovation at the Education and Science Ministry

2005-2007: State secretary and deputy minister of education and science

April 2007: Rector at National Technological Research University and Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys

May 21, 2012: Appointed education and science minister in Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's Cabinet

Patriarch Wants More Religious Education in Russian Schools

The Russian Orthodox Church has submitted a proposal to the Education Ministry that religious education should be taught for eight years in all Russian schools, state news agency Interfax reported Tuesday.

Russia Needs Europe for Reform, Modernization

Even as Russian leaders proclaim the impossibility of isolating Russia and their own unwillingness to see it happen, Russia's movement toward self-imposed isolation is gaining momentum, despite official statements to the contrary.

Russia to Rethink Study Abroad Program as East-West Relations Sour

The government is revising a program that allows graduates to study abroad at the state's expense and could limit it to nations and universities that are deemed friendly to Russia.

Figure Skater Plushenko to Develop Russian PE Curriculum

Russian figure-skating champion Yevgeny Plushenko has been tasked with developing an original curriculum for teaching physical education in Russia, the Education Ministry said Thursday.

Moscow Boosts Funding of Artek Children's Camp in Crimea

The Russian government has boosted its funding of Artek, a giant Soviet-era children's holiday camp in Crimea, by 350 million rubles ($9.5 million), after the Ukraine withdrew support from the center following Moscow's annexation of the peninsula in March.

Russian Students Head Back to School, Even in Crimea

Students from as far afield as Vladivostok and Crimea groaned a collective sigh on Monday as kindergartens, schools and universities opened their doors for the start of a new academic year.

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