Donetsk, Nov 24 — DAN. “United Russia” Party branches in the new regions have to submit applications for school repairs in order to include schools in the federal renovation program for the next year, United Russia General Council Secretary Andrey Turchak said on Thursday after discussing intermediate results of program implementation with Russian Education Minister Sergey Kravtsov.

As of now, 1,100 schools across Russia have been repaired under the program. In 2023, authorities plan to repair more than 1,500 schools. The renovation project is funded from the federal budget.

“It is important that our branches which were set up in the new regions actively gather school repair requests for 2023 and help estimate the number of facilities in need of repairs, ” Turchak said. “I’m confident that the federal ministry and the government would quickly consider the requests, approve them and put into practice.”

This task has already been assigned to the Party l branches in the DPR, LPR and Kherson and Zaporozhye regions, he said noting that the new regions had had many rundown education centers even before the fighting began and that some of them had been damaged by Ukrainian artillery attacks.

The DPR de-facto joined the school renovation program in the spring. A number of repaired DPR schools opened their doors to pupils as the new academic year began in September. The program is implemented at the instruction of Russian President Vladimir Putin.*jk