Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, also called Ministry of Enlightenment of the Russian Federation (Russian: Министерство просвещения Российской Федерации) was established on 17 May 2018 after the split of the Ministry of Education and Science into two parts. The first minister was Olga Vasilieva; earlier she was a head of the parent ministry. The agency has its headquarters in Tverskoy District, Central Administrative Okrug, Moscow. (The second child agency is the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.)
The ministry oversees school education and school accreditation in the Russian Federation. It is governed by the Constitution of the Russian Federation, federal laws and statutes, executive decrees from the President, as well as education-related international agreements. The ministry manages the establishment, maintenance, and closures of state schools, and controls the curriculums therein. It provides the procedural guidelines for interpersonal communications between schools, parents, legal guardians, and students, particularly in instances of unexpected or extenuating circumstances, such as the closure of a school or misconduct of school employees. Aside from schools, it also governs institutions of professional and vocational education.