OREANDA-NEWS  Since the new academic year, silver medals will be returned to schools, said the Minister of Education of the Russian Federation Sergey Kravtsov.

"I think it will be good news for parents and schoolchildren, we will return the silver medals from the next academic year," Kravtsov said at a press conference on Thursday.

Since the beginning of the 2013-2014 academic year, a new law on education has come into force, which cancels the awarding of school graduates with gold and silver medals, instead of them one medal of the federal level "For special achievements in Teaching" is awarded. The decision on awarding medals is made by the regional authorities.