The 'Star Team'
non-profit educational program
The 'Star Team'
non-profit
educational program
The 'Star Team' program concept
The region of Yakutia is currently facing two huge challenges. The first is the potential disappearance of the lynchpins of the local economy: the oil and diamond industries. Both are set to diminish in the near future, as the world starts to move towards new types of energy and artificial diamond technologies. The second is global warming: it's expected to have a catastrophic impact on life in Yakutia, with forest fires, damaged ecosystems and thawing permafrost, which causes buildings to collapse and hundreds of thousands to lose their homes.

We must, therefore, come up with some strong responses and effective solutions as we face these challenges. We are sure that intellectual development is the way to go. We are starting the 'Star Team' program to help prepare the most intelligent and talented daughters and sons of Yakutia for the future. We'll be asking them to help their region as it faces these main challenges and other issues, and to help in the development of Yakutia and of its people.

'Star Team' is our first pilot project. We have selected ten teenage students who will start an online preparation training with the support of experienced college advisors from the US. The goal is for them to be accepted into the world's top universities in 2023! We expect the children will be fully prepared to enter such legendary universities as Harvard, Oxford, Stanford, Princeton, Yale, the Sorbonne and others. We will achieve this by helping them to grow as people, master foreign languages, deepen their knowledge, participate in sports, and volunteer to help those in need. Tuition fees will be covered by educational loans from the special scholarship fund of Arsen Tomsky - the founder and CEO of inDriver and the founder of Sinet Team.
Giving allows you to go through life as though you're riding a bicycle on the smoothest of asphalt roads. If you're always taking, you'll end up in the sand. Harmful actions, deception and betrayal always breed enemies, revenge, and harmful retaliations. Kindness, good deeds, hard work and trust, as well as making you happier as an individual, often bring you additional benefits. Diligence and persistence will help you to create a solid foundation. Keeping promises, caring for others, and providing high-quality services will lead to gratitude and long-term loyalty. The desire to always grow and and learn will lead to a high level of professionalism. Share consciously and conscientiously, without expecting anything in return except some personal happiness, and be ready to accept gratitude and kindness from others in return.
Arsen TOMSKY
Founder of the 'Star Team' project
About Yakutia
The Sakha Republic (Yakutia) is located in northeastern Siberia, in deepest Russia. Millions of years ago, this land was covered by the warm waters of a tropical ocean, and was swimming with trilobites and plesiosaurs. Later, herds of mammoths and woolly rhinoceros came to beat trails across its vast plains. All we have left of those times today are the fossilized remains often found in the permafrost—the colossal layer of ice and soil beneath the surface of the ground which reaches, in places, a depth of 5,000 feet.

This was the land our people settled in many centuries ago - the Sakha people, or, in Russian, the Yakuts. According to research, our ancestors came from one of the Turkic steppe groups who had settled on the east shore of Lake Baikal by the early Middle Ages. They were later forced to migrate north, mostly to escape hostile Mongolian tribes; their choice must have been to either head north or to lose their lives and liberties. Why else would horsemen from the southern steppes move to a land where the winter lasts eight months of the year and the temperatures drop below -60˚C (-80˚F)? This is the coldest inhabited place in the world. It's difficult to survive in these conditions, but our ancestors managed it. Perhaps it is this harsh landscape that gave rise to some of the distinguishing qualities of the Sakha people: ingenuity, perseverance, trading skills, and excellence in science and in the visual arts.
Program participants
Danil BOYARSKIY
a 9th-grade student at the City Classical Gymnasium
I am a frequent participant of various Olympiads at different levels, and have often managed to take top prizes, or even to win. I am fond of chess, basketball and video games. In the future I would like to become a programming engineer, as this profession is quite popular. I decided to participate in the Star Team project because, in order to study at university, I will need a lot of knowledge and experience that I can get by participating in the Star Team.
Alina BUSKAROVA
a 9th-grade student at the V.P. Larionova Physical-Technical Lyceum
I have won prizes in economics and mathematics of the National Olympiad in Moscow, a certificate at the Lomonosov All-Russian Tournament in Mathematics and a prize from the Higher School of Mathematics and Philology, as well as certificates at various Olympiads. I have been on many different educational courses, and right now I am focussed on Olympiad mathematics, economics and intellectual games. In my spare time I like to draw, learn languages and do needlework. I want to have my own business in the future. I decided to participate in 'Star Team' because it is an opportunity to prepare for admission to top universities with the best teachers and students.
Sardana EGINOVA
a 9th-grade student at the Yakutia Boarding Lyceum
Prize-winner and winner in city, regional and national Olympiads in mathematics, physics, chemistry, economics; The most well-read student of the Yakutia Boarding Lyceum (2017-2019); Winner of the Yakutia scientific-practical conference "Step into the Future-2019" (Yakut philology); Participant in the Yakutia stage of "Worldskills-2019" in the "Machine learning and big data" field. I am fond of vector graphics, 3D modeling, playing guitar and reading. I have not yet decided on a future profession. But I am attracted by activities that allow me to change the modern world, to create something new, and to find answers to various questions. I believe that studying at one of the best universities of the world will definitely give me great knowledge, useful skills, excellent experience and a successful start in my future career. The Star Team program is fully in line with my goals and desires. I will, therefore, do my best to achieve good results.
Maris MAKAROV
a 9th-grade student at the City Classical Gymnasium
I was a prize-winner at the National Russian Computer Science Olympiad for schoolchildren, and took first place in the "Neuromanaged manipulators" competition at the VII Yakutia robotics festival. I am also the winner of the 'Squirrel' University Mathematics Olympiad for schoolchildren, run by Siberian Federal University. I am fond of programming, reading and a bit of hardware. I want to become a real expert in the field of information technologies, and to be someone who can cope with the most difficult tasks and work in the largest companies in the world. This is why I'm participating in the Star Team program.
Elisaveta MATVEEVA
a 9th-grade student at the V.P. Larionova Physical-Technical Lyceum
Regional prizewinner in English and mathematics, winner in mathematics, prize-winner in chemistry and physics in the first stage at the National Russian Lomonosov Linguistics Tournament, first place (awarded twice) in the 'Mathematical Holiday' Olympiad, first place in the Yakutsk 'Step into the Future' scientific conference on the topic of bilingualism, second place in the highest league at the regional Mathematical Combat. I also take part in contemporary dance, and I also like drawing, playing the piano, and sports. I am thinking of becoming a doctor, scientist, and/or of having my own business. I've thought about studying abroad ever since the fifth grade, so I was happy to be part of the project: it was impossible not to take such an opportunity.
Vladislav PAVLOVSKIY
a 9th-grade student at the V.P. Larionova Physical-Technical Lyceum
Winner of the regional stage of the School of Computer Science and member of the team that won the Yakutia Team Olympiad of Schoolchildren in 2020. I am fond of programming, technology, video editing, and, more recently, chess. Using my interests and hobbies, I plan to become a programmer in the future. Participating in Star Team is a great opportunity for me to develop myself, and also an opportunity to help my native region in the future.
Angelina REBROVA
a 9th-grade student at the City Classical Gymnasium
Prize-winner in many music contests, with piano as my specialism. I have also taken part and won prizes in various sports competitions. In 2019, I was named pupil of the year from the 7th and 8th grades. My hobbies include playing the piano and guitar and playing basketball and volleyball, and I also take an active role in many school events. I work to be the best version of myself. In the future, I want to create my own successful business. I took part in this project to prove to myself that I can be successful in life. For me, it's a big step.
Aina ROMANOVA
a 9th-grade student at the City Classical Gymnasium
When it comes to my most important achievements so far, I would like to mention my victory in my city's French Olympiad for schoolchildren, my prizes in the city Olympiad for literature and for English language; getting third place at the Russian National Olympiad of Schoolchildren at St. Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts, my work as a costume designer in the staging of the children's opera 'Child and Magic' at the State Opera and Ballet Theater, and my DELF certificate for A2 French.

I am fond of creating art both on paper (watercolor, gouache, pencil) and in digital form (on a graphic tablet). I also like to learn foreign languages, and I'm currently learning French and Italian.

In the future I want to become a graphic designer. My dream is to study for this abroad. This is why I decided to participate in the Star Team project: I think the project will give me the perfect opportunity to fully prepare myself for entering one of the world's leading universities.
Isidor SIVTSEV
a 9th-grade student at the 'Aiyy Kyhata' National Grammar School
Among my school subjects, I am most interested in chemistry and biology. This year I was a prize-winner at the Open Yakutia 'First Orbital' Chemistry Olympiad and received an invitation to start some distance learning at the ;Small Academy of Sciences'. When it comes to biology, I have always been interested in anatomy. The idea that there are defenders, healers, etc. in a person has always really fascinated me. I've researched a lot, from keeping Yakut horses to creating a trading platform app, 'Green Book'. I took first place in the city's 'Homogoy tyl' debating contest, and second place in the city's "Aman Es" competition. In 2016, I came first in the city 'window to science' festival, focussed on scientific research. I am fond of a range of different sports: team volleyball and our Yakutian sport - Hapsagai. In 2015, I took 3rd place in the city's open tournament, and in 2017 I was champion. As for the future: I'm seriously thinking about becoming a doctor. I have a dream - to invent some means of human tissue regeneration. Or, at least, to bring mankind closer to it. Enrollment in Star Team will give me a very big push towards achieving my goal.
Inna ZAKHAROVA
a 9th-grade student at the V.P. Larionova Physical-Technical Lyceum
Winner in the municipal stages of the National Olympiads in Literature, History and Russian Language; winner in mathematics, English, and history. Winner of, and prizewinner in, the Siberian Mathematics Olympiad. Winner of the Yakutian 'First Orbital' chemistry Olympiad. I also have a 2nd place certificate in literature from the 'Highest Sample' Olympiad. I have also landed prizes in various debating tournaments at city and regional levels, as well as 2nd place in the National Russian Chekhov debating tournament.
Program participants
Danil BOYARSKIY
a 9th-grade student at the City Classical Gymnasium
I am a frequent participant of various Olympiads at different levels, and have often managed to take top prizes, or even to win. I am fond of chess, basketball and video games. In the future I would like to become a programming engineer, as this profession is quite popular. I decided to participate in the Star Team project because, in order to study at university, I will need a lot of knowledge and experience that I can get by participating in the Star Team.
Alina BUSKAROVA
a 9th-grade student at the V.P. Larionova Physical-Technical Lyceum
I have won prizes in economics and mathematics of the National Olympiad in Moscow, a certificate at the Lomonosov All-Russian Tournament in Mathematics and a prize from the Higher School of Mathematics and Philology, as well as certificates at various Olympiads. I have been on many different educational courses, and right now I am focussed on Olympiad mathematics, economics and intellectual games. In my spare time I like to draw, learn languages and do needlework. I want to have my own business in the future. I decided to participate in 'Star Team' because it is an opportunity to prepare for admission to top universities with the best teachers and students.
Sardana EGINOVA
a 9th-grade student at the Yakutia Boarding Lyceum
Prize-winner and winner in city, regional and national Olympiads in mathematics, physics, chemistry, economics; The most well-read student of the Yakutia Boarding Lyceum (2017-2019); Winner of the Yakutia scientific-practical conference "Step into the Future-2019" (Yakut philology); Participant in the Yakutia stage of "Worldskills-2019" in the "Machine learning and big data" field. I am fond of vector graphics, 3D modeling, playing guitar and reading. I have not yet decided on a future profession. But I am attracted by activities that allow me to change the modern world, to create something new, and to find answers to various questions. I believe that studying at one of the best universities of the world will definitely give me great knowledge, useful skills, excellent experience and a successful start in my future career. The Star Team program is fully in line with my goals and desires. I will, therefore, do my best to achieve good results.
Maris MAKAROV
a 9th-grade student at the City Classical Gymnasium
I was a prize-winner at the National Russian Computer Science Olympiad for schoolchildren, and took first place in the "Neuromanaged manipulators" competition at the VII Yakutia robotics festival. I am also the winner of the 'Squirrel' University Mathematics Olympiad for schoolchildren, run by Siberian Federal University. I am fond of programming, reading and a bit of hardware. I want to become a real expert in the field of information technologies, and to be someone who can cope with the most difficult tasks and work in the largest companies in the world. This is why I'm participating in the Star Team program.
Elisaveta MATVEEVA
a 9th-grade student at the V.P. Larionova Physical-Technical Lyceum
Regional prizewinner in English and mathematics, winner in mathematics, prize-winner in chemistry and physics in the first stage at the National Russian Lomonosov Linguistics Tournament, first place (awarded twice) in the 'Mathematical Holiday' Olympiad, first place in the Yakutsk 'Step into the Future' scientific conference on the topic of bilingualism, second place in the highest league at the regional Mathematical Combat. I also take part in contemporary dance, and I also like drawing, playing the piano, and sports. I am thinking of becoming a doctor, scientist, and/or of having my own business. I've thought about studying abroad ever since the fifth grade, so I was happy to be part of the project: it was impossible not to take such an opportunity.
Vladislav PAVLOVSKIY
a 9th-grade student at the V.P. Larionova Physical-Technical Lyceum
Winner of the regional stage of the School of Computer Science and member of the team that won the Yakutia Team Olympiad of Schoolchildren in 2020. I am fond of programming, technology, video editing, and, more recently, chess. Using my interests and hobbies, I plan to become a programmer in the future. Participating in Star Team is a great opportunity for me to develop myself, and also an opportunity to help my native region in the future.
Angelina REBROVA
a 9th-grade student at the City Classical Gymnasium
Prize-winner in many music contests, with piano as my specialism. I have also taken part and won prizes in various sports competitions. In 2019, I was named pupil of the year from the 7th and 8th grades. My hobbies include playing the piano and guitar and playing basketball and volleyball, and I also take an active role in many school events. I work to be the best version of myself. In the future, I want to create my own successful business. I took part in this project to prove to myself that I can be successful in life. For me, it's a big step.
Aina ROMANOVA
a 9th-grade student at the City Classical Gymnasium
When it comes to my most important achievements so far, I would like to mention my victory in my city's French Olympiad for schoolchildren, my prizes in the city Olympiad for literature and for English language; getting third place at the Russian National Olympiad of Schoolchildren at St. Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts, my work as a costume designer in the staging of the children's opera 'Child and Magic' at the State Opera and Ballet Theater, and my DELF certificate for A2 French.

I am fond of creating art both on paper (watercolor, gouache, pencil) and in digital form (on a graphic tablet). I also like to learn foreign languages, and I'm currently learning French and Italian.

In the future I want to become a graphic designer. My dream is to study for this abroad. This is why I decided to participate in the Star Team project: I think the project will give me the perfect opportunity to fully prepare myself for entering one of the world's leading universities.
Isidor SIVTSEV
a 9th-grade student at the 'Aiyy Kyhata' National Grammar School
Among my school subjects, I am most interested in chemistry and biology. This year I was a prize-winner at the Open Yakutia 'First Orbital' Chemistry Olympiad and received an invitation to start some distance learning at the ;Small Academy of Sciences'. When it comes to biology, I have always been interested in anatomy. The idea that there are defenders, healers, etc. in a person has always really fascinated me. I've researched a lot, from keeping Yakut horses to creating a trading platform app, 'Green Book'. I took first place in the city's 'Homogoy tyl' debating contest, and second place in the city's "Aman Es" competition. In 2016, I came first in the city 'window to science' festival, focussed on scientific research. I am fond of a range of different sports: team volleyball and our Yakutian sport - Hapsagai. In 2015, I took 3rd place in the city's open tournament, and in 2017 I was champion. As for the future: I'm seriously thinking about becoming a doctor. I have a dream - to invent some means of human tissue regeneration. Or, at least, to bring mankind closer to it. Enrollment in Star Team will give me a very big push towards achieving my goal.
Inna ZAKHAROVA
a 9th-grade student at the V.P. Larionova Physical-Technical Lyceum
Winner in the municipal stages of the National Olympiads in Literature, History and Russian Language; winner in mathematics, English, and history. Winner of, and prizewinner in, the Siberian Mathematics Olympiad. Winner of the Yakutian 'First Orbital' chemistry Olympiad. I also have a 2nd place certificate in literature from the 'Highest Sample' Olympiad. I have also landed prizes in various debating tournaments at city and regional levels, as well as 2nd place in the National Russian Chekhov debating tournament.
Oath
I solemnly vow to always develop myself and develop the world.
I vow to do what is truly important and interesting to me.
I vow never to bring the evil to people.
I swear that wherever I am, whatever I do, I will do my best to develop my homeland - the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
And may I be happy, fulfilling this oath.
Contacts
E-mail:
ev.pavlova.ykt@gmail.com