A Russian A university student living in a remote Siberian village climbs a birch tree to access the Internet for online learning. While some students buy coursework online and skip classes, he spends a lot of effort to get an education.
Alexei Dudolatov, 21, a student at the Omsk Institute of Water Transport, has documented his struggles on social media, now in a viral post, calling on authorities to provide better internet service in remote regions.
“I have to go into the woods [328 yards] Climb a birch tree from the village [26 feet] High… I also magnify to talk to professors and prove that I did not skip class for any reason, ”he said in dicto and Instagram posts.
Dudoladov University is over 1,300 miles outside Moscow. Like many schools in Russia, it moved to distance learning to control the spread COVID-19.
Education officials in the Omsk region have responded by saying they are preparing a plan for Dudolado daily for the RBC business, which will enable them to study 170 miles outside the region’s capital.
“I was put on a personal research program, but they (officials) don’t care about other students from other universities,” Dudolatov wrote in an Instagram post on Monday.
“Why can city dwellers use the internet in their apartment, while villagers can only do so from highways, roofs and trees!”
This article first appeared in the New York Post.