Traditional Russian history and culture places a high value on the family and education. It is exciting to see that 70 years of communism was not able to totally erase these cultural values. After the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, some Russians have become critical that changes to their education system has made it too Western. However, the legalization of home education in Russia is a positive development. Family Education, as it is known in the Russian Federation, is growing. Like many countries with nascent home education movements, the Russian home education community resembles the small movement that started in the United States about 40 years ago.
Advocates for home education in Russia are encouraged by the growing interest, and Russia was selected as the next location for a Global Home Education Conference. GHEC2018 will be held in Moscow and St. Petersburg during the week of May 21-25, 2018.