Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin congratulated Russian schoolchildren and students on the beginning of the academic year.

The corresponding telegram is published on the government’s website.

“For everyone who goes to school, college, university for the first time today, and those who continue their studies, September 1 is a solemn, exciting and joyful date. This is the starting point of new knowledge, achievements, bright discoveries and unforgettable moments", – the message says.

The head of the Cabinet of Ministers noted that students will have a great time when they will learn something interesting and expand their horizons.

According to him, the knowledge and skills acquired during their studies, as well as dedication and hard work will help children achieve success in their profession and realize their dreams.In conclusion, he wished the schoolchildren and students success in their studies, and teachers and parents patience.

Also on the Day of Knowledge, Mishustin visited the P. L. Kapitsa Physics and Technology Lyceum in the Moscow Region, TASS reports. There, the Prime Minister inspected several classrooms. Entering the physics room, where class 8A was being held at that moment, he congratulated the students on September 1. Their teacher Valery Kurnosov, meanwhile, noted that the children demonstrate good results at the Olympiads.

“I wish that your utility coefficient was always equal to 100%,” the Russian prime minister addressed the students in turn.

Earlier, Vladimir Putin congratulated the students on the Day of Knowledge. He noted that a completely new path in life begins for first-graders, which will give them new knowledge and friends. According to him, this life path will prompt and help them to choose the road on which they will go further.