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MOSCOW, December 20 (Itar-Tass) —— During a traditional big news conference, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin called for wider implementation of international conventions on protection of rights of the disabled.
“This problem is very important for the country,” Putin said answering a question from the television network of the deaf. The president pointed to the necessity of organising a barrier-free environment for the disabled, “which does not require that much financing.” Besides, Putin continued, “special support from the state” should be granted to media for the disabled, including those with limited hearing abilities.