30 November 2010, Tuesday, 16:07

Dmitry Medvedev urges Russians to solve the problem with kindergartens

author: Eugene Rakhimkulov

The President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev urged Russians to solve the problem with the shortage of vacant places in kindergartens in his annual Message to the Federal Assembly. By the beginning of this year 1,684 million kids stood in the queues to the kindergartens all over the country.

“Parents often enroll themselves in the kindergartens long before their kid’s birth” – the President of Russia said – “And many families either refuse from birth or restrict themselves only with one kid exactly because of the shortage of vacant places in our kindergartens”.

This problem is of high actuality for our Republic as well. About 50 thousand people stand in the queues to the kindergartens today. In order to solve this problem Bashkortostan intends to allocate about 2,5 billion rubles from the Republican budget. According to the President of Bashkiria Rustem Khamitov the Bashkir authority will allocate about nine billion rubles for the last three years, meant for construction and reconstruction of the Republican pre-school institutions. This step will help to cut down the queues to 30-35 thousand people.