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Russia's Ministry of Education and Science objects to students' wearing hijabs at general schools, Minister Andrey Livanov said on Wednesday as he spoke to reporters.

"Federal regulations specifying how school students of secondary schools should dress exist today," he said. "These are the general requirements (applied throughout Russia) and the main of them is that children should wear strictly secular clothes."

"We don't see any reasons for a revision of these regulations today," Livanov said.


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