Deputy Head of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev said that a demonstrative rejection of the current system of higher education in Russia would be meaningless. His words at a meeting of the Presidium of the Council for Science and Education on October 3, TASS reports.

“There is no point in defiantly giving up everything that is good for us. There is no need to make any ritual gestures to please the political conjuncture, especially since our “friends” constantly provoke us to do this,” the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation stressed.

According to him, the West has blocked a number of positive processes being developed in the field of scientific and technical cooperation and in the educational sphere. Medvedev stressed that countries unfriendly to Russia will lose all their positions on scientific cooperation in the country.

“Instead of a normal partnership, instead of mutual exchange with many Western countries, we are faced with unfriendly actions, with attempts to isolate Russia, with the curtailment of both promising and very banal routine programs,” the politician said.

In August, Viktor Sadovnichy, Rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University, announced that in universities that teach students exact sciences, a specialty will be introduced as a replacement for the Bologna system.