The start of the project was announced on the 11th January by the head of the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation, Sergey Kirienko.
The competition saw over 1,700 people apply in less than a day.
Two categories of political analysts were created: political experts and political managers. Any individual who is aged 18 and above and is a Russian citizen can take part in the event.
The participants will have to to go through 4 stages – registration, selection, semi-finals and finals.
It is reported that over 83% of the applicants were men, and over a third of them were aged below 40, whilst only 5.9% were aged above 50.
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