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WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Ambassadors were well-known, talented, and distinguished representatives of their professions. The Ambassadors’ work experience contributed to the promotion of vocational occupations and supported the development of vocational training in Russia and around the globe.

Melnik.png Vladimir Melnik

Vladimir Melnik

Russian miner, Hero of Labour of the Russian Federation, State Duma Member, and member of Labour, Social Policy and Veterans Affairs Committee

In 2007, Melnik's work team broke two Russian coal-mining records: monthly – 522,000 tonnes, and yearly – almost 4,500,000 tonnes.

I am so glad that I have joined the team that has an important mission – to promote skills in our country. Thanks for your efforts, enthusiasm, devotion to your profession, and desire to learn new things.