President Vladimir Putin instructed to start using exclusively state information resources in the field of distance schooling in Russia. The instruction was given to the government and the State Council Commission following the meeting of the State Council Presidium. The deadline is January 1, 2023. The government and the commission must ensure that amendments are made to the legislation providing for “the use of exclusively state information systems (resources) from January 1, 2023 in the implementation of basic general education programs and educational programs of secondary vocational education using e-learning, distance learning. educational technologies associated with the processing of students’ personal data ”. Interim reports must be submitted by December 30, then once every six months. At the end of August, the head of the Russian Ministry of Education, Sergei Kravtsov, said that there were no plans to introduce distance learning in schools. According to the minister, “nothing can replace live communication….