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Russian government allocates billions of roubles to modernise pre-school education

April 10, 2014, 22:23 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, April 10,  /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s government will allocate 40 billion roubles (about 1.126 billion U.S. dollars) for the modernisation of regional systems of pre-school education in all the Russian regions, embracing Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said at a cabinet meeting on Thursday.

Besides, the government will put up additional subsidies totalling 4.15 billion roubles (about 117 million roubles) for seasonal fieldwork.

“The money is to subsidise short-term loans aimed to develop crop production,” Medvedev said specifying that total allocations for this sphere had already amounted to 7.5 billion roubles (over 211 million U.S. dollars).

The government will also provide subsidies of 2.8 billion roubles (78,795 U.S. dollars) for upgrading hydro-technical utilities to a safe technical level.

The prime minister said that the government planned to allocate additional monies, 4.9 billion roubles (over 112 million U.S. dollars), for co-financing the construction of 114 sports facilities.

“Targeted support is envisaged for several sports clubs engaged in training athletes,” he said.

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