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A smart, bright, slightly contradictory personality, we will talk about the current Minister of Education of the Russian Federation Olga Vasilyeva. Being an interesting personality, she always attracted the attention of the public. Now, when Vasilieva is the Minister of Education, any of her actions is considered with special care.
Of course, not all fans of her methodology, which is far from modern views, but treat any decision with respect, Olga Yuryevna can boast 100% knowledge of her business.
Height, weight, age. How old is Olga Vasilyeva
Olga Yuryevna Vasilieva was known even before her appointment to the post of Minister of Education. But since 2016, when this happened, everyone immediately wondered what her height, weight, and age were. How many years Olga Vasilyeva was interested in everything around.
Not less, but even more popular, photographs signed by "Olga Vasilyeva photo in youth and now" began to use. This is understandable, because politicians along with other celebrities (singers, actors) are always in sight. Many citizens are not averse to savoring any details from the life of a politician, and especially if the politician is a woman.
Biography of Olga Vasilyeva (Minister of Education)
So, now we will consider in more detail what interesting facts the biography of Olga Vasilyeva contains. Vasiliev was born in the Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, in the city of Bulguma, on January 13, 1960. Father Yuri Vasiliev, there is no information about the mother, it is known that there is a sister.
The woman was born in a religious family, and, despite the high rank occupied by her father, she was still baptized in the Stavropol Territory. On the one hand, she was a gift child, because she had high intellectual skills since childhood, and on the other, a problem one, as she was often ill. Be that as it may, Olga Vasilieva always spoke warmly of her parents, and also tirelessly says that she is more grateful to her father for her knowledge and success.
At the age of three, Olga Yurievna already comprehended reading skills. And, as a 14-year-old teenager, she already graduated from high school. She was always a cut above her peers in terms of intelligence. This opened many doors that a woman knocked on.
After receiving secondary education, Olga Vasilieva receives three higher, and, in fact, at the same time. First, Moscow State Institute of Cinematography, then Vasilyeva receives a pedagogical education at a Moscow university. The next educational institution is the Diplomatic Academy.
Despite the abundance of professions that Olga Yurievna could choose, she nevertheless settled on pedagogy. It is known that she taught singing and history in one of the capital's schools. In the 90s, Vasilyeva quickly climbed the career ladder, like a diplomat. During this period, she becomes the head of the Center for Religion and Church at the Academy of Sciences.
Another peak that Olga Vasilyeva submitted to was the post of head of the department at the Russian Presidential Academy of Public Administration.
It was rumored that Olga Vasilyeva, Minister of Education, a relative of Medvedev. But, there is no exact confirmation of this information, so most likely this is just a rumor of envious people who cannot believe in the success of a woman who has managed to build such a successful career with her intellect and character.
Personal life of Olga Vasilyeva
Most politicians hide their personal lives, because they and their loved ones can be exposed not only to criticism, but also to danger. The personal life of Olga Vasilyeva is also very carefully hidden. Perhaps, as befits a lady and a high-ranking person, she does not want to make public her novels and other personal details.
Another fact in favor of the lack of data on the personal life of the current Minister of Education is the religiosity of women. A believer will never become a supporter of random relationships and empty novels. So there is nothing to savor in fact.
Family of Olga Vasilyeva
Due to the very small amount of information, it can be argued that at the moment the family of Olga Vasilyeva is her parents and younger sister. Little is known about them. The family moved to the Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic due to the distribution of Yuri Vasiliev.
Olga Vasilyeva's father was a public figure because of his high position. It is known that senior officials were not recommended to carry out the baptism of children at that time, but Yury Vasiliev, nevertheless, at his own peril and risk, christened his daughter in the Stavropol Territory. There are no data on the network about Olga Yuryevna’s sister.
Children of Olga Vasilyeva
Another topic that haunts many fellow citizens is the children of Olga Vasilyeva. Everyone is very curious, because the woman is already aged,
pretty attractive, smart, successful. Doesn’t she have a husband and children? But it turns out that Olga Vasilyeva has a daughter, Vera.
Today she is already 31 years old. Unfortunately, the girl’s parents have long been divorced. Vera Vasilyeva looks like a mother, although there are very few photos on the network, but this is enough to see the similarities. Of course, Vasilyeva wanted to instill a craving for the knowledge of her daughter from childhood, she even had a special way how to attract a child to reading.
Daughter of Olga Vasilyeva - Vera Vasilyeva
So, the daughter of Olga Vasilyeva - Vera Vasilyeva - the only child of the Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. Vera also had success at school, but not as bright as her mother. According to Olga Yurievna, Vera is capable and talented, she simply has not yet found her way in life. The girl received a musical education at the Gnesinsky School of Music.
Vera Vasilieva is not yet married, no children. It is likely that Olga Vasilyeva is looking forward to her daughter arranging her family and giving her long-awaited grandchildren. The place of residence of Vera Vasilyeva is Moscow.
The former husband of Olga Vasilyeva - Andrey
It is known that the former husband of Olga Vasilyeva is Andrey, but that’s all. Both the marriage process and the identity of the ex-husband are carefully hidden. Little is known about the marriage of Olga Yuryevna and a certain Andrey. The marriage process took place in 1985. A year later, their daughter Vera was born.
Olga Vasilyeva repeatedly called her daughter by her middle name, she never answered questions about who her father was. Apparently, this is either an unpleasant story that I don’t want to remember, or just an inverted page that Olga Yuryevna does not want to touch on.
Instagram and Wikipedia Olga Vasilyeva
Many people wonder if Olga Vasilyeva's Instagram and Wikipedia exist. Indeed, Wikipedia has information about Olga Vasilyeva. There is information about her education, family, scientific works and degrees. On Instagram, Vasilyeva Olga Yuryevna is not registered. Most likely, she is simply not interested in her, because she is not a star or a politician who is interested in fame.
Olga Yuryevna holds a serious position, so she does not need social networks. Therefore, the popular Odnoklassniki, VKontakte and Twitter do not contain Olga Vasilyeva's profiles. Some citizens are trying to contact the current Minister of Education and Science through community, but these attempts are in vain, since Vasilyeva is not registered in them. So, if you want to contact her, it is better to choose a different method.
Olga Vasilieva is a busy person who does not spend time online. As befits a woman with such a high position and status, Olga Vasilyeva is not interested in gatherings in social networks.
Table of contents
Vasilyeva Olga Yurievna - a rather famous and bright person. She is a controversial person, since she is the Minister of Education of the Russian Federation and is constantly in the spotlight.
Olga Yuryevna is famous for her extraordinary decisions in the field of education, for example, she threatens to abolish the exam completely. Vasilyeva argues that children should just learn, and not spoil their nerves. The Minister of Education says that the Russian language exam is mandatory, most of which will be written.
Childhood and youth
Olga Yuryevna Vasilieva was born on January 13, 1960 in the city of Bugulma, located in the Republic of Tatarstan. The Vasiliev family was distinguished by religiosity, despite a clear distinction between power and church during the Soviet Union.
Olga Yuryevna Vasilyeva
Yuri Vasiliev held a public post, but at the same time remained a believer and allowed to baptize two daughters. The sacrament of baptism was kept secret for a long time and was not even performed in Tatarstan, where the family lived, but in a small town in the Stavropol Territory. About the mother of Olga Yuryevna, the minister’s biography is silent.
Parents immediately drew attention to the amazing abilities of the child. At 3 years old, the girl was different from her peers - Olga not only knew the alphabet, she already read fluently and even knew how to write. In addition to a high level of intellectual development, the girl also boasted a number of talents in the field of art. She liked to sing, dance and play the piano.
After school, Olga, at the insistence of her mother, attended a music school. Olga quickly developed all these abilities, despite frequently occurring health problems: the child was regularly ill with tonsillitis and other infectious and inflammatory diseases.
Olga Vasilyeva and her study
Olga was a child when the Vasiliev family moved from Tatarstan to Moscow. And it is this city that Olga Yuryevna prefers to call her family. Olga grew up a very inquisitive child, the girl sought to learn everything, learn everything and go everywhere. For this reason, she immediately visited 4 circles in the Palace of Pioneers.
Although Olga Yuryevna does not like to talk about her family now, in one interview, the Minister of Education shared her memories. The Vasiliev family had a patriarchal system, and his father was at the head. Daughters sincerely loved Yuri Vasiliev for the soft, but inexorable style of education.
The Vasilievs' house had an impressive library, and the sisters spent the lion's share of their free time there, absorbing knowledge like sponges. Every day, the girls learned one new poem with the goal of developing memory and taste, and also kept personal diaries.
Historian Olga Vasilyeva
Given the girl’s highly developed intellect, as well as the serious operation that she underwent in primary school, she finished school as an external student at 14 and a half years old, but she still couldn’t decide on her future profession. Then Olga decided to enter the Moscow State Institute of Culture, where she received the profession of a choir conductor.
The Minister of Education recalls the student years with special warmth: the guys bored read Samizdat literature, attended closed theater performances. At 19, the girl received her first diploma of higher education and got a job at a Moscow school as a singing teacher. Pupils and colleagues recall that Olga Yuryevna showed herself to be an excellent teacher.
However, Olga soon realized that she did not want to devote her whole life to music. The girl’s father had a great influence on the choice of the next specialty. Although Yuri Vasiliev had a mathematical specialty, he instilled in his children a love of history, art and literature.
At 22, Olga entered the Moscow State University for the Humanities named after M. A. Sholokhov. Getting a second higher education, the girl simultaneously taught history lessons at a Moscow school.
Among all the pages of Russian history, Olga was most interested in the Holodomor of 1932-1933 - the girl wanted to investigate this topic when writing a dissertation for the degree of candidate of historical sciences. However, the topic was rejected at the Academy of Sciences of the Soviet Union.
Father told Olga to pick up a topic related to the history of the Great Patriotic War, with which you can get closer to the area of interest. As a result, Olga began to develop the theme of relations between the state and the church during the Second World War. Academician Georgy Aleksandrovich Kumanev became the supervisor of the young scientist.
Minister of Education Olga Vasilieva
Olga began her scientific career at the Institute of Russian History at the Academy of Sciences as a junior research fellow, and eventually defended her doctoral dissertation and took a leadership position.
At the same time, Vasilyeva taught at the State University of the Humanities. Former students say that Olga Yurievna was distinguished by her professionalism, well-readness, and tolerance towards students.
Statesman, Minister of Education of the Russian Federation
Olga Yuryevna Vasilyeva - Russian statesman, Doctor of Historical Sciences (1998), Professor (2005), Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (2016−2018), Minister of Education of the Russian Federation (from May 18, 2018). Olga Vasilieva is the first woman in history to be the Minister of Education. Vasilieva - Head of the Department of State-Confessional Relations, IGSU RANEPA (since 2002), Honorary Professor of Moscow State University for the Humanities and Economics.
The early years and the formation of Olga Vasilyeva
Olga Vasilieva was born on January 13, 1960 in the city of Bugulma (Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, RSFSR, USSR).
Father of the Minister of Education - Yuri Vasiliev - A mathematician, held a high post and was constantly under the scrutiny of the public. But this did not prevent him from remaining Orthodox and conducting a rite of baptism over his daughters in Georgievsk, located in the Stavropol Territory, says Wikipedia’s biography of Olga Vasilyeva.
Almost nothing is known about the mother of the future Minister of Education, Olga Vasilyeva often says in an interview that everything she knows now has been instilled in her beloved father.
Vasilyeva has a younger sister.
Olga's parents moved to Tatarstan due to distribution after graduation.
Already at the age of three, Olga learned to read and write. Naturally, everyone considered her a child prodigy. And although the girl was a painful child, suffered from frequent sore throats, she graduated from school at the age of 14. Olga Vasilieva loved not only to study, but also to sing and dance.
As a result, after graduating from school, Vasilyeva was able to receive almost three higher educations almost simultaneously.
Olga Vasilyeva graduated from the Moscow State Institute of Culture, the Moscow Pedagogical Institute, and the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Nevertheless, Vasilyeva connected her life with pedagogy.
In 1990, Olga Vasilyeva defended her thesis at the Institute of History of the USSR on the topic “The Soviet State and Patriotic Activities of the Russian Orthodox Church during the Great Patriotic War” (specialty - “History of the USSR”).
In 1998, Olga Yuryevna Vasilieva defended her thesis for the degree of Doctor of Historical Sciences on the topic "Russian Orthodox Church in the Politics of the Soviet State in 1943-1948."
Labor activity and career of Olga Vasilyeva
Olga Vasilyeva began her career biography with work in a regular school. Olga Yurievna worked for a long time as a teacher of singing and history in Moscow.
In the early nineties, Vasilyeva worked at the Center for the History of Religion and the Church at the Academy of Sciences. Soon she headed this center. Since 2002, Olga Vasilieva was the head of the department at the Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation, and later taught at a theological seminary.
Vasilyeva’s career, politics began back in 2012, when Olga Yuryevna took up the post of first deputy director of the department of culture of the government of the Russian Federation, and then deputy head of the department of public projects of the department of culture.
Then Olga Vasilyeva became a state adviser.By a decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin dated September 16, 2014, Vasilyeva was assigned the class rank of “State Councilor of the Russian Federation of Class 2”.
The biography of Olga Vasilyeva on Wikipedia says that in 2014 Olga Vasilyeva was one of the initiators of the discussion about conservatism on the site of the All-Russian Popular Front. Olga Vasilieva was a member of the Council for the preparation of programs for the course “Patriotic History” under the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, the Commission for Religious Associations under the Government of the Russian Federation and the working group of the Commission under the President for Persons with Disabilities - on the creation of conditions for the participation of persons with disabilities in the cultural life of society . Olga Vasilieva was a member of the Council on Religious Issues in the Electronic Media at the Ministry of Press, Broadcasting and Mass Media.
Olga Vasilyeva as Minister
On August 19, 2016, at a working meeting in Crimea, the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev proposed to the president of Russia To Vladimir Putin for changing Dmitry Livanov appoint the head of the Ministry of Education and Science "a woman - Olga Yuryevna Vasilyeva, who has a good track record."
Since August 2016 Olga Vasilieva took the post of Minister of Education.
May 18, 2018 Olga Yuryevna Vasilyeva became part of the new Government of the Russian Federation. The structure of government has undergone changes. The Ministry of Education was divided into two departments: the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Vasiliev was appointed Minister of Education, while the Minister of Science was appointed Mikhail Kotyukov. Now the department Vasilyeva is responsible for general school and special education.
The views of Olga Vasilyeva
Olga Vasilyeva is convinced that Russians should study in Russia. The first higher education should be obtained in Russia, it is worth leaving to study abroad only if necessary. According to her, Russian education is one of the most powerful in the world, and therefore, "the base, the first higher," should be obtained in Russia, and "only then improve abroad."
Olga Vasilyeva stated the need to return to a single font in the CIS.
“Now we must return to a single font in the CIS spaces - this is a Cyrillic font, because, as polls show, our population in the near abroad still speaks of the attachment and necessity of the Cyrillic font,” said Vasilyeva at the III Livadia Forum.
She emphasized that over the past twenty years, Russia's position on the distribution of the Cyrillic script has weakened a little, although it needs to be "kept very clear"
After the collapse of the USSR in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, the transition from the Cyrillic alphabet to the Latin alphabet is carried out.
Criticism and scandals with Olga Vasilyeva
Critics of Olga Vasilyeva believe that she was unable to offer a clear reform program in the educational sector of the Russian Federation. The draft new educational standards (GEFs), developed by the Vasilyeva department, has been criticized by many teachers of literature, Wikipedia says.
During the leadership of the Ministry of Education and Science, Olga Vasilyeva was accused of having links with the Prosveshchenie publishing house, which in recent years began to rapidly increase its share in the domestic educational literature market, mainly due to state contracts for the purchase of textbooks included in the unified federal list of textbooks. For some reason, the publisher’s market share today exceeds 31% and continues to grow. The company's net profit is also growing, leaps and bounds. In 2016, it increased by 30% and amounted to 4.4 billion rubles, and in 2017 already exceeded 6 billion rubles. The total circulation of products produced per year amounted to over 90 million copies in 2017 compared to 79.1 million copies in 2016. After the final monopolization of the market, net profit may increase to 12-15 billion rubles.
The biography of Olga Vasilyeva on Wikipedia says that her focus on religious issues and the desire to introduce relevant topics into the educational process caused a number of negative assessments. A critic of Vasilieva’s activities as a minister is a journalist Alexander Nevzorov, who believes that “unhappy children” are now facing 11 years of torment at school after all the innovations of the Ministry of Education.
In June 2018, Olga Vasilieva supported the reform of the pension system introduced by the authorities, which provoked a sharply negative reaction of Russian society.
Personal life of Olga Vasilyeva
Olga Vasilievna was married. Divorced. In 1985, her daughter Vera was born. Vera Vasilieva graduated from the Gnesins Academy of Music. She lives in the capital.
The family of Olga Vasilyeva was complete, religious and intelligent. Olga Yurievna is also an Orthodox person and a deeply religious person.
In addition, Olga Yurevna, as a real teacher, considers schoolchildren to be her children, whom she taught history and musical literacy for a long time.
Olga Yuryevna published 240 scientific works, she constantly gave patriotic lectures, including to members of the United Russia party. Under the guidance of Olga Vasilyeva, 3 doctoral and more than 25 master's theses were prepared and defended.
Olga Vasilyeva's scientific interests cover the history of the Russian Orthodox Church in the 20th century, state-church relations in the Soviet period, international relations, problems of religious and political extremism
Olga Yuryevna made the first steps to politics in 2001. Then in Hungary there was a church conference, where they invited Vasilyev. There she met Tikhon Shevkunov, who, according to unofficial information, is the spiritual mentor of the President of the Russian Federation. Soon Olga Yurievna became a teacher of the seminary.
Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation Olga Vasilieva
In 2003, Vasilyeva was appointed head of the department at the Russian Academy of Public Administration. In an interview, Olga Yuryevna mentioned that Patriarch Kirill himself congratulated her on her appointment. Soon, the woman received her third higher education at the Diplomatic Academy, studying international relations.
Vasiliev joined the public service in 2012, receiving the post of director of the department of culture. A year later, a woman was waiting for an increase: she was appointed to the position of Deputy Head of the Office for Public Projects.
Given that Vasilieva positions himself primarily as a historian, work at the Ministry of Education on the course of Russian history has become a logical continuation of his career.
In September 2014, by the decree of President Vasilyeva, the rank of state adviser was assigned, and after 2 years, according to media reports, Dmitry Medvedev proposed that the President appoint Olga Vasilyeva to the post of Minister of Education and Science. The appointment of Vasilyeva in the media was then often associated with her connections in the religious community, and the Internet was flooded with statements that the new Minister of Education would finally ruin education in Russia.
Olga Vasilyeva and Dmitry Medvedev
However, the panic was completely groundless. Colleagues accepted Olga Yuryevna favorably in the new post, and the minister herself, according to unofficial information, was waiting and preparing for this post.
The first months of Vasilyeva’s work as a minister were marked by a desire to introduce a written exam on a majors in the system of admission to universities, as well as the work of schoolchildren on school grounds. Olga Yuryevna especially insists on returning to secondary school the educational function, as was the case under the Soviet Union.
1. Received a conductor education
Olga Vasilyeva was born in 1960, she graduated from the conductor and choral department of the Moscow State Institute of Culture, then the Department of History of the Moscow Pedagogical Institute and the Department of International Relations of the Diplomatic Academy. Vasilyeva still sometimes turns to her first education: last year she sang a Cossack song and a cappella when she visited the Moscow State University for the Humanities and Economics.
Later, she defended her thesis on “The Soviet State and the Patriotic Activities of the Russian Orthodox Church during the Great Patriotic War” and the doctoral thesis “Russian Orthodox Church in the Politics of the Soviet State in 1943-1948.”
2. Protects “spiritual bonds”
Vasilieva began her career as a teacher, then worked at the Center for the History of Religion and the Church of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and since 2002 she has been the head of the Department of Religious Studies at the Russian Presidential Academy of Public Administration. Prior to her new appointment, she held the post of deputy head of the public projects department of the presidential administration, was engaged in the implementation of the idea of “spiritual bonds” - patriotic education and the spiritual and moral foundations of citizens.
The early years and scientific work
She graduated from high school at the age of 15, in 1979 she graduated from the conductor and choral department of the Moscow State Institute of Culture. From 1979 to 1982 she worked as a singing teacher in schools No. 578 and No. 91 in Moscow. In 1982 she entered the evening department of the History Department of the Moscow State Correspondence Pedagogical Institute, worked as a history teacher in high school at Moscow school No. 91.
In 1987 she graduated from the institute and began postgraduate studies at the Institute of History of the USSR (now the Institute of Russian History of the Russian Academy of Sciences).
In 1990, at the Institute of History of the USSR, under the scientific supervision of Georgy Kumanov, she defended her thesis for the degree of candidate of historical sciences on the topic “Soviet State and Patriotic Activities of the Russian Orthodox Church during the Great Patriotic War” (specialty - “History of the USSR”). Official opponents - Doctor of Historical Sciences Yu. P. Sharapov, candidate of historical sciences V. G. Ovchinnikov. The leading organization is the Moscow State Institute of Culture. This work was the first work in Russian historiography devoted to the history of the Russian Orthodox Church and state-church relations in the 20th century.
In 1998, she defended her thesis for the degree of Doctor of Historical Sciences on the topic “Russian Orthodox Church in the Politics of the Soviet State in 1943-1948” (specialty - Patriotic History).
In 1991-2002, she worked at the Center for the History of Religion and the Church of the Institute of Russian History of the Russian Academy of Sciences as a junior researcher, researcher, leading researcher, head of the center for the history of religion and the church.
In 2007 she graduated from the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation with a degree in International Relations.
Vasilieva Olga Anatolyevna
Born on October 9, 1967.
In 1988 she graduated from GITIS (acting and directing course of L.E. Kheifets).
Since 1988, she worked at the Theater of the Russian Army.
In 2005 she was accepted into the troupe of the Moscow Art Theater.
Honored Artist of Russia (2000).
Husband - Dmitry Nazarov. Collaboration - the performance "Celebration of the Soul" (La "theater)
Evelyn - "Twelve Paintings from the Artist's Life",
Nisa - The Shining City
Valeria - "Duck Hunt",
Francoise - The Dance of the Albatross,
Armida - "Ghosts",
Marya Konstantinovna - “Duel”.
Theater p / r O. Tabakova:
Manefa - “For every sage is quite simple”, A.N. Ostrovsky.
"Feast of the soul."
Theater of the Russian Army:
Agrippina - The Briton
Adelaide - The Idiot
Anya Kolevalova - “Color Dreams about Black and White”,
Evgenia Mironovna - “In a Lively Place”,
Margarita Gauthier - “The Lady with the Camellias”,
"Kyozhinsky skirmishes", K. Goldoni,
"Bedbug", V.V. Mayakovsky.
Olga Vasilieva now
Occupying high-ranking posts in state structures, Vasilyeva organized and took direct part in public projects aimed at increasing patriotism. The exhibition “Orthodox Russia. The Romanovs. " And in the summer of 2017, the Tavrida youth educational forum started in the Crimea, in the development of the program of which Olga Yurievna played a significant role.
Olga Vasilieva in 2018
During her tenure as a minister, Olga Yuryevna suggested introducing the course “Fundamentals of Orthodox Culture” into the secondary school curriculum. But at the same time emphasizes that this subject will become optional. The minister explains the desire to introduce a study of this subject by saying that children who know religion from the primary source will be less susceptible to propaganda of extremism.
As for the cancellation of the unified state exam, rumors of which were circulated in the media, this was not in Vasilyeva's plans. But the minister planned to modify the exam by removing the test part. In addition, Olga Yurievna is determined to fight plagiarism in science and verify the academic degrees of officials.
Special attention deserves the desire of Olga Vasilyeva to increase the prestige of the profession of a school teacher. Among other things, the minister suggests introducing the administrative responsibility of parents for the behavior of children in educational institutions.
Considering that European countries often raise the issue of replacing calligraphy at school with typing text using the keyboard, the ex-Minister of Education of the Russian Federation stated that she categorically objects to such innovations in Russian education, since a digital school will not replace classes at a desk in the presence of a teacher.
In addition to reforms in secondary school, Vasilyeva planned to increase funding for the development of science, and also wanted to return the work of nursery groups for children from 3 months to 3 years.
2018 was marked by the implementation of a project to export Russian education to the east. An international forum was held in Beirut on the issues of cooperation between Russia and the Arab countries in education. So, with the support of Vasilyeva in Lebanon, it is planned to open a school with the study of the Russian language.
On March 18, 2018, the presidential elections in Russia were held, in which Vladimir Putin again won. After taking office, Putin offered Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev a seat. On May 18, the new composition of the Russian government was announced to reporters. The Government of the Russian Federation was replenished with the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the Ministry of Education: they appeared through the division of the Ministry of Education and Science. Olga Vasilyeva headed the new Ministry of Education, losing the position of the head of the Ministry of Education and Science Konstantin Noskov.
Early years. Education
Olga Vasilyeva was born on January 13, 1960, was brought up in a religious family, so it is no coincidence that her further scientific activity was always closely intertwined with religion. Holguin father, holding a position that was significant at that time, nevertheless decided to christen the children. Olga was baptized in Georgievsk, a small town in the Stavropol Territory.
Almost nothing is known about the mother of the future Minister of Education, but Olga Vasilyeva herself says that her father gave her everything that she knows and knows how to do. As a mathematician, he was able to instill in the young girl a love of education and history.
Parents immediately realized that they were raising an extraordinary child: at 3 years old, their daughter not only knew the whole alphabet, but was able to write and read. The child prodigy graduated from school early at the age of 14. Subsequently, Olga Yuryevna received three higher educations, having graduated from the conductor and choir department of the Moscow State Institute of Cinematography (at the age of 19), the history department of Moscow State University for the Humanities named after Sholokhov, as well as the Faculty of International Relations at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
In 1987-1990, Olga Vasilieva studied at the graduate school of the Institute of History of the USSR, defended her thesis on "The Soviet State and the Activities of the Orthodox Church during the Second World War."
5. Considers Stalin a boon to the country.
In 2013, Olga Vasilieva gave a private lecture on patriotism in front of United Russia. According to one of the listeners that Kommersant reports, in this lecture she made it clear that Stalin, for all his shortcomings, was a state good, because on the eve of the war he took up the unity of the nation, revived the heroes of pre-revolutionary Russia and engaged in the propaganda of the Russian language and literature, which by and large, and allowed to win the war. Bolshevism, on the other hand, is the separation of the nation, the destruction of statehood and national bonds.
6. Calls the heroes of Russian fighters in Syria
According to Vzglyad, discussing patriotic education at the Territory of Meanings on Klyazma All-Russian Youth Educational Forum, Olga Vasilyeva noted the importance of addressing both the biography of individuals of the military era and the heroes of our time. Among those, she named the Russian military Alexander Prokhorenko, who died on March 17, 2016 in the line of duty during the battles for Palmyra in Syria.
7. Proud of His Baptism
“My grandmother sang on the choir, and she baptized me back in 1960, when any information about baptism, weddings, funeral services was submitted to the executive committee,” said Vasilyeva. “Nevertheless, my dad, who was in a certain position, made sure his children were baptized.” And I even have a certificate of baptism, which I am very proud of. "She was issued by the late archpriest, rector of the church in the southern city of Georgievsk, which is located in the Stavropol Territory, near Pyatigorsk."
8. Believes the power of conservatism
“It is impossible to develop normally, healthy society without conservative forces. Conservatism maintains the connection of time, does not allow a final break and connects the future with the past, ”said Vasilyeva at the Tavrida international youth forum. There she called politics during the presidency of Vladimir Putin “balanced rationalism and a turn to conservatism” and added that many European countries from the point of view of traditionalism look at us as the last bastion.
The publication "Elephant" also notes that in her lectures Vasilyeva talked about the protective mission of Orthodoxy and how "a conservative ideology saved Russia from revolutionary upheavals." Here is one of the quotes quoted by Vasiliev (it belongs to the historian Katkov): “They say that Russia is deprived of political freedom, they say that although Russian citizens are granted legal civil freedom, they do not have political rights. Russian subjects have something more than political rights — they have political responsibilities. Each of the Russian subjects is obliged to stand guard over the rights of the Supreme authority and take care of the benefits of the state. Everyone is not only entitled to take part in public life and take care of its benefits, but is called upon to do so by the duty of a loyal subject. Here is our constitution. ”
Director of the State Educational Institution “Bibirevo Multidisciplinary School School”:
“A woman, historian and doctor of sciences with an impressive track record was appointed to the post of Minister of the Ministry of Education and Science. Most importantly, she faces new tasks that will need to be intensively implemented, which, I think, will accelerate the process of further modernization of the education system as a whole. ”
Minister of Education of the Russian Federation from 2004 to 2012:
“I do not know what Olga Vasilieva will do for education in Russia. You need to ask Olga Vasilyeva. ”
Director of GBOU “School No. 444”:
“The post of the Minister of Education in our country is a firing post. The Minister’s activities are always in sight, there are many often painful changes and a delayed result. All bumps are pouring on the minister, although in reality the regional authorities are involved in the development of the education system. The Ministry of Education sets trends and forms the legal framework. Thanks to Dmitry Livanov. "Olga Vasilyeva is unknown to the general public, but I think that education policy and development directions will change little with her arrival."
In February 2012, Vasilyeva was appointed to the position of Deputy Director of the Department of Culture of the Government of the Russian Federation. On October 20, 2012, the Public Projects Administration of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation was established, and in early 2013, Vasiliev was appointed to the post of deputy head of it.
In 2014, she was one of the initiators of the discussion about conservatism at the site of the All-Russian Popular Front. She was a member of the Council for the preparation of programs for the course “Patriotic History” under the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, the Commission for Religious Associations under the Government of the Russian Federation and the working group of the Commission under the President for Persons with Disabilities on the creation of conditions for the participation of persons with disabilities in the cultural life of society. She was a member of the Council on the coverage of religious topics in electronic media at the Ministry of Press, Broadcasting and Mass Media.
By a decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin dated September 16, 2014, Vasilyeva was assigned the class rank of “State Councilor of the Russian Federation of Class 2”.
On August 19, 2016, at a working meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at Belbek Airport in Crimea, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev raised the topic of leadership changes in the Ministry of Education and Science. “To replace Dmitry Livanov, I would suggest appointing a woman, Olga Yuryevna Vasilyev, who has a good track record,” the head of government said. The president approved the proposal and on the same day signed a decree appointing Vasilyeva the Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, in accordance with paragraph "e" of Article 83 of the Constitution of Russia. Soon, the newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda published an interview with Vasilyeva, according to which she perceived the appointment as "divine." Later, the minister explained that she uttered the word “duty”, and the journalists did not hear her comment correctly, the journalist confirmed this version and apologized.
She headed the Ministry of Education before its division in May 2018 into the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. After this separation, Vasilieva took the post of Minister of Education of the Russian Federation.
Vasilieva is the author of more than 160 scientific papers, under her guidance 3 doctoral and more than 25 master's theses have been prepared and defended. Her scientific interests cover the history of the Russian Orthodox Church in the 20th century, state-church relations in the Soviet period, international relations, problems of religious and political extremism, etc.
The compiler of the collection “Russian Orthodox Church during the Great Patriotic War” (2009), author of 8 monographs, including “The Hidden Truth of the War: 1941. Unknown Documents ”(1992),“ Red Conquistadors ”(1994),“ Russian Orthodox Church in the Politics of the Soviet State 1943-1948 ”(1999),“ Russian Orthodox Church and the Second Vatican Council ”(2004), articles“ Bell Moan industrialization ”(1990),“ Diamonds for the dictatorship of the proletariat ”(1992),“ The Vatican in the crucible of war ”(1995),“ Stalin and the Vatican ”(1995), the textbook“ History of Religions in Russia ”(2004), books“ The Church and war "(2005)," Clergy at war "(2005)," State-church relations of the Khrushchev period "(2005)," Power and the Russian Orthodox Church kov (1945-1991) ”(2005),“ Church and Power in the 20th Century ”(2007),“ Crush of Conscience. From the history of church-state relations in 1917 ”(2007) and other works.
He is a member of the editorial boards of the journals “Church History Bulletin”, “State, Religion, Church in Russia and Abroad” and “Historical and Religious Studies”, and is also a member of the International Association for the History of Religions. Religions).
Vasilyeva’s appointment to the post of Minister of Education caused a wide public outcry, representatives of the pedagogical, scholarly and religious communities, as well as many well-known political figures, reacted to him.
Protodeacon Andrei Kuraev, a religious and public figure, described Vasilyev as a person who “knows many more closed (and inglorious) pages of church history of the 20th century.” In his opinion, concerns about the possible clericalization of the department after its appointment are in vain, since Vasiliev is a serious scientist who does not have "neophyte points". A similar point of view was expressed by the physicist, one of the founders of the Dissernet community, Andrei Zayakin, who noted that the scientific competence of the new minister in her chosen discipline “is not related to the business she is going to deal with” and that, even before Vasilyeva’s appointment, “everything the bad, including quite secular obscurantism, the gravitsapu and Petrik’s filters, which could have happened with the Russian education, have already happened. ”
According to the Director of the Institute of Public Administration and Management of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Doctor of Law Igor Bartsits, Vasiliev has the ability to “calmly, deliberately and with dignity to keep the audience, whatever it is, whether they are sitting in front of it summer undergraduate students or students of specialized programs of the master, representatives of state bodies. authorities. "
The main complaint against Vasilyeva as a minister was that, in the opinion of her opponents, she was not able to offer a clear reform program in the educational sphere of the Russian Federation. The draft of new educational standards (GEFs), developed by the department headed by it, was criticized by many teachers of literature. Suspicions of a corruption plan surfaced, namely that Vasilyeva allegedly lobbies the interests of the Enlightenment publishing house, which is called the "Cypriot offshore monopolist." Ambiguous assessment was also caused by Vasilyeva's focus on religious issues and the desire to introduce relevant topics into the educational process.
One of the harsh critics of Vasilyeva and the style of her activities as a minister is journalist Alexander Nevzorov, who spoke, for example, about “unhappy children” who will face 11 years of torture at school after all the innovations of the Ministry of Education.
In June 2018, Vasilyeva supported an increase in the retirement age, which provoked a predominantly negative reaction from Russian society.
Olga Vasilyeva has published more than 240 scientific papers. The woman is interested in issues from the field of politics and religion, in particular, the influence of the Church of the USSR on the state and on the course of the Great Patriotic War, the problems of religious extremism, the relationship of the church institute of the Russian Federation and foreign policy.
Olga Vasilieva repeatedly gave lectures on patriotism for members of the United Russia party, was one of the organizers of the exhibition dedicated to the Romanov dynasty. The authors of the exhibition tried to convey to the public that the Romanovs were able to "strangle" the uprisings of their enemies, and the Decembrists tried to plunge the country into "bloody trouble."
In October 2012, Olga Yurievna became the deputy head of the newly created Public Projects Directorate under the Presidential Administration, was a member of the commission involved in the development of standards for teaching history in secondary schools. Here, Olga Vasilieva worked on a course in Russian history, which is printed in the textbooks of the largest Russian publishers, including Enlightenment, Bustard and Ventana-Graf. In 2014, Olga Yurievna became a state adviser of the second class.
Proving herself as an experienced and competent leader, Olga Vasilyeva was appointed to the post of Minister of Education by decree of President Vladimir Putin of August 19, 2016.
According to the Minister, she will pay special attention to secondary education: “Today we are raising children who will soon become creators of the welfare of our country.” In addition, the official believes that it is necessary to elevate the profession of a teacher to the prestigious rank, substantially increasing the salaries of teachers. Vasilyeva intends to make adjustments to the advanced training of the teaching staff.
For two years in this position, Olga Vasilyeva, using all her experience gained over the years, has done a lot for the purpose of educational enlightenment in Russia.