Russia's Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has ordered the concerned officials to find funding for the Arctic Children program and has given them until May 30 to do so and also to study the possibility of including it in the state program for the Russian Arctic’s socio-economic development.
“Evaluate sources of funding for the Arctic Children program and study the possibility of including it in the Russian Federation’s state program Socio-Economic Development of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation until May 30, 2021,” reads the list of instructions posted on the Government’s website.
The instruction was submitted to the Ministry for the Development of Russia’s Far East and the Arctic, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection and the Ministry of Finance.
The goal of the Arctic Children program is to support new forms of education heeding the climatic and cultural specifics of the life of small Northern indigenous peoples as well as to improve children’s health and also to write and publish textbooks.
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