MOSCOW, April 5 (Itar-Tass) — Prime Minister Vladimir Putin makes a working trip to Saratov Region on April 5-6 to meet with the directors of leading Russian museums, and hold a conference on the provision of servicemen with housing, the government press service announced on Thursday.
The Premier is to meet with representatives of the museum community on Thursday at the Saratov State Museum of Arts named after A.N. Radishchev. Participants in the meeting are expected to touch upon matters aimed at developing museum activities and at replenishing and insuring the museum stocks, as well as upon new forms of the presentation of museum items with the use of modern information technologies.
On April 6, Putin will visit the city of Engels where he will tour a new housing development estate, in which housing is provided for servicemen and citizens discharged from military service, as well as hold a conference on the provision of housing for the military.
The purpose of the forthcoming conference is to reaffirm the elimination of the Deence Ministry's "housing waiting lists" in the 2012-2013 period, complete the fulfilment of pledges made to the servicement who were discharged within the scope of the formation of a new image of the Armed Forces, and move on to the provision of servicemen with housing within the framework of of the Ministry's planned requirements.
Discussion at the conference is expected to deal with the completion of the already launched projects for housing construction; arrangements for interaction between the Defence Ministry and the local authorities on matters aimed at creating modern living conditions for servicemen and their families. Those present are also to discuss problems in taking up residence in the already built housing, faults in arrangements for the inventorying and distribution of housing for servicemen, and other matters.