Youths from Bangladesh working in different professions should explore Moscow, the capital city of Russia, as it offers a vast array of opportunities for them.
Bangladesh's youth population has increased by 15.81 percent to 4.59 crore in the last decade, as per the recent census -- raising the stakes for the government to take measures to make the most of their potential.
UNB correspondent recently visited the Moscow under a New generation programme titled Russia is a country of youth opportunity and learned about the city with youth from different countries like Serbia, Armenia, Belarus, Lebanon, Moldova, India and Tajikstan.
Around 42 people coming from different countries praised Moscow as they found the city most vibrant and habitable city which can be considered as one of best cities of the world to stay, learn,travel and work.
Mikalai from Belarus told UNB that Moscow is a metropolis, where you can see the architecture of different styles and different centuries. Where despite the current situation in the world peacefully live people of different nationalities and faith live peacefully in the world.
"In general, Moscow - a huge and beautiful city, which has its own vibe and city is worth visiting for everyone," he also said.
Alaa Kanaan from Lebanon who is working for Russian House in the capital city Beirut shared his view with UNB.
He described Moscow as distinguished by its unique architecture that reflects its nation, wide streets and great metro experience. It's a versatile city where many nationalities are living in it, and from all over Russian regions. It is a city of beauty, where you can find everything, with easy access. Beautiful parks are all over.
"It's a destination for love, beauty and business," he also said.
Student of the Russian presidential academy, Iakovleva Daria, referred to Moscow as one of the most developed cities in the world.
"If we talk, for example, about food delivery. 30 minutes and you have pasta with meat at home. We have clean subway (really clean!), we have delicious food, doesn’t matter Russian, Italian or French cuisine," she said.
He added that Moscow is the city where you can find all car diversity (rolls Royce, Porsche, Russian old cars - whatever).
Secretary of Belarusian Youth Union Oksenyuk Ivan Evgenievich also talked to UNB and mentioned that Moscow is a city where many nationalities and religions live peacefully, where your rights are not infringed.
"A city where you can express yourself in any field. Moscow is about cultural values in their original form (family, children, religion, respect for elders). A huge city that always stood to the end, but if it was captured, the inhabitants themselves burned it so that it would not fall to the enemy," he added.
Recently the Russian government has allotted 124 scholarships for Bangladeshi students for the 2024–2025 academic year while the total number of scholarships for the academic year 2023–24 was 110.
The country also organising World Youth Festival to bring together the most passionate people from all over the world. The President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, has officially decreed that the Festival would be held from March 1 to March 7, 2024, on the Sirius Federal Territory in Sochi.
The WYF 2024 will bring 20,000 Participants from 180 countristay,leahere Bangladeshi youth from 15 to 35 can register themselves for the programme.
According to the embassy of Bangladesh, more than 2000 Bangladeshi nationals are living in Russia.
On the other hand, a significant 42.4% are considering leaving the country, citing socio-economic concerns (75.5%), skill-job mismatch (50.9%), and restricted educational options (42.3%) as reasons.
Bangladesh Youth Leadership Centre (BYLC) and BRAC University’s Centre for Peace and Justice jointly conducted the research study titled 'Youth Matters Survey' to understand the aspirations, priorities, and viewpoints of Bangladesh’s youth.
The total population now is 16.98 crore and 27.96 percent of them are aged between 15-29 years. In the last survey, the total population was 14.98 croreDaria er, 26.4 percent of which were youth.