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Meeting with Head of Chuvashia Oleg Nikolayev

February 22, 2024, Tsivilsk

During his working trip to the Chuvash Republic, Vladimir Putin held a meeting with head of the region Oleg Nikolayev.

At the start of the conversation, Oleg Nikolayev noted that Andriyan Nikolayev (1929–2004), the third Soviet cosmonaut to travel into space, would have turned 95 this year. A native of Chuvashia, Andriyan Nikolayev did a lot for the region, including the creation of a museum back in the 1960s that has now evolved into a memorial complex visited by 70,000 students from 20 Russian regions last year. Oleg Nikolayev asked the President to support the creation of an interregional museum and educational centre at the museum.

Vladimir Putin called the initiative sound and noble from the educational point of view and underscored that remembering the country’s previous accomplishments is essential for achieving new ones.

In addition, fulfilling a request from Chuvash women, Oleg Nikolaev presented the President with an album featuring their projects to support the special military operation. The Head of the Republic briefed the President on the opening of coordination centres for this purpose at both the regional and municipal levels. Special centres have also been created for wives of special military operation participants to facilitate interactions and consultations with psychologists, lawyers, and other specialists.

Monthly donations for participants in the special military operation range from clothing items to high-tech equipment. Children receive stipends of 2,000 rubles, as well as two free meals a day, free enrolment in supplemental education programmes, and free admission to cultural and sports institutions. In total, 30 measures are in place to support special military operation participants, including financial and non-financial forms, as well as various treatment options.

February 22, 2024, Tsivilsk