Moscow. January 11- Russian universities are ready to organize distance classes for students from Kazakhstan if they cannot yet return to study in Russia after the holidays, the Ministry of Education and Science said.
“In general, our universities are sympathetic to situations related to the difficulties of returning Kazakh students to Russia. And if students are unable to start full-time studies on time, they are ready and are already organizing distance learning formats,” the press service of the department told reporters on Monday …
They clarified that “in case of impossibility of organizing distance learning, the university will organize the student’s work according to an individual calendar curriculum.”
The press service said that due to the fact that at present regular flights with Kazakhstan have been resumed, students can already return to universities and begin their studies.
“The total number of students from Kazakhstan is 61,040 people, including full-time education – 41,546. Information on the number of students who have already arrived from Kazakhstan is being specified,” the ministry said.
The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation added that “Kazakhstani students need to keep close contact with their universities on all emerging issues.”
The situation in Kazakhstan escalated on January 2, when rallies began in Zhanaozen (a city in the Mangistau region in the west of the country) against a sharp increase in prices for liquefied gas.
They then escalated into massive protests across the country with economic and political demands. On January 4 and 5, protesters clashed with security officials in Almaty.
On January 5, the President of Kazakhstan dismissed the government. A state of emergency was introduced in the country. On the same day, the President of Kazakhstan appealed to the leaders of the CSTO countries for help in overcoming the terrorist threat. On January 6, it became known about the decision of the CSTO Council to send peacekeeping forces to Kazakhstan. About 8 thousand people were detained for participating in the riots in Kazakhstan, including foreigners.
January 10 is declared a day of mourning in Kazakhstan.