As part of the III International Financial Security Olympiad, Yury Chikhanchin, Director of the Federal Financial Monitoring Service met with students from Moscow School No. 1529 named after A.S. Griboyedov. Schoolers from the Donetsk People's Republic joined the meeting via videoconference.
The event was also attended by Alexander Molotkov, the Minister of the Moscow Government, Head of the Department of Education and Science, and Marina Solovieva, the Director of School No. 1529.
Welcoming the children, the Head of Federal Financial Monitoring Service noted the high level of regions’ involvement in the Olympiad movement. “We have formed a powerful school community and a unified educational space. An increasing number of enthusiastic children from all parts of the country and partner countries are joining the Olympiad,” Yuri Chikhanchin said.
In his video message, Dmitry Chernyshenko, Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of the Russian Federation, added that seven countries participated in the first year of the Olympiad, while in 2023, 15 countries already applied. "Winning the Olympiad will be a great chance for the children to fulfill their dreams and enroll in a specialized university without examinations, and for the state, these will be professionals in economics and finance," the Deputy Prime Minister emphasized.
The director of Federal Financial Monitoring Service told the schoolers about how the event was held last year and what innovations have been introduced this year. Some of the children present have had the experience of participating in the Olympiad, including being winners and prize-winners.
Olga Tisen, the Head of the Legal Department of the Service, talked to high school students about the rules of secure behavior on the Internet. As the children have been actively using the Internet since their childhood, they found the topic interesting and relevant.
At the end of the event, Yuri Chikhanchin answered the schoolers’ questions. The children were interested in how to become a financial intelligence officer, to resist scammers, to participate in the Olympiad and many other aspects of the financial security field.