GORKI /Moscow Region/, March 31. /TASS/. A situation regarding the development of sports infrastructure in Russia’s Crimea can be significantly improved within a period of five or six years, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Thursday.
"We hope that within five or six years we will considerably improve sports infrastructure in Crimea," Mutko told journalists.
The Russian sports minister said that budget means had been allocated for seven sports facilities in Crimea and their construction was scheduled to begin in 2017.
"We will start constructing stadiums, swimming pools and also complete construction of unfinished facilities," he said.
The Russian government on Thursday ruled to allocate a total of 4 billion rubles ($59 million) from the budget for the development of sports infrastructure in the country’s regions, particularly for the improvement of logistics conditions, formation of athletics reserve, purchase of artificial pitch turf for children’s football schools.