As part of Russian Parliament Day, ILS high school students took part in an open lesson held by deputies of the Primorye Regional Legislative Assembly.
The students discovered how a session of the regional parliament is conducted, saw how key regional issues are discussed and legislative acts passed, and also learned about the work of special committees and the assembly's administrative apparatus.
Legislative Assembly Chairman Aleksandr Rolik told the students about the history of the Russian parliament and about the regional parliament's contribution to its development.
Our students were given the opportunity to pose questions: for example, 10th grader Polina Savchenko asked how students can participate in youth parliamentary structures.
"I am certain that learning about how the legislative assembly works and meeting people who have responsibility for passing regional laws was very useful for our students," notes ILS Principal Olga Shevchenko. "I believe they will now give thought to what needs to be done to make our life better, and that some of them will realize these ideas in practice."