Russia's School Boomlet
Billionaires Are Backing Construction Of Massive New Private Schools
Russia's national academic rankings have been lagging of late. So some of the country's billionaires are stepping in to sponsor big, new private school projects. Since 2014, more than 30 billionaires and senior executives have founded or helped fund 135 private school projects in Russia, according to Bloomberg. The billionaire-funded Horoshkola project, for instance, which opened in September, features a four-floor open atrium, a dance studio, and areas for robot sciences and other state-of-the art technology.