President Vladimir Putin of Russia has allocated over 56,000,000 roubles, or around $1.8 million, from his reserve fund to restore the country’s history and culture monuments.

The funds will be transferred to the federal Culture Ministry and will have to be channelled into the restoration efforts in the third quarter of this year, reports the Kremlin press office. The list of monuments to be restored on the presidential funds includes ancient civilian and military buildings and churches all across Russia, including the North Caucasus and Siberia.

Apart from that, the president decreed to allot another 500,00 roubles (about $16,500) to the government of Marii El, a Russian republic on the Volga, according to the Kremlin. The sum will go to restore a local boarding school for gifted children.

The presidential envoys to the relative federal districts have been instructed to oversee the proper use of the funds.

Published in: on July 30, 2003 at 2:43 am  Leave a Comment  

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