OREANDA-NEWS  Sochi will bring together about 300 of the best leaders from all over the country, who made it to the final of the national competition "Leaders of Russia". Decisive tests will be held at the resort from 13 to 17 March.

The contestants will have to hold open lessons in Sochi schools, organize a social action in the fresh air, take part in a panel discussion with the invited governors, solve management cases and even withstand an extreme race with obstacles over rough terrain.

The winners of the competition will receive educational grants of one million rubles and the possibility of employment in a senior position in the largest Russian and international companies, the organizers of the competition said.

The competition "Leaders of Russia "(18+) is the flagship project of the platform "Russia is a country of opportunities", which aims to create working social elevators for active citizens. The first competition started in October 2017 and ended in February 2018. Of the almost 200 thousand people who applied for participation, 103 winners were determined. More than 80 participants of the first competition were appointed, including two governors and four Deputy Federal Ministers.

The second competition began on October 10, 2018, more than 227 thousand people registered to participate in the project. More than 91 thousand people were able to take part in the correspondence stage. In the semi-finals came about 3.3 million people.

The Russia is a country of opportunities platform was launched at the world festival of youth and students in Sochi in October 2017 on the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin. It brings together various educational, personnel and social projects that contribute to the self-realization of citizens and the promotion of public initiatives. ANO "Russia is a country of opportunities" was created by the decree of the head of state in May 2018 for the development of the platform of the same name.