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Berlin again Russia will allocate 12 million euros in aid to the blockade of Leningrad. About it reports “Kommersant”.
According to the newspaper, the agreement would be signed early next week. The money will be transferred to Moscow from Germany’s budget as a “humanitarian gesture in respect of the living blockade”. This step shows an awareness by the state of its historical responsibility, said earlier the official representative of the government of Germany Steffen Seibert.
It is known that most of the funds will go to upgrading the St. Petersburg Hospital for war veterans, providing medical assistance to veterans of the great Patriotic war and blockade. Every year there are treated about 35 thousand people.
About 10 percent of this amount will go to the creation of St. Petersburg Center for Russian and German public. In the framework of this project it is planned to organize a trip to Russia for professionals and University students from Germany to discover the story of the siege, memorable places and veterans. In addition, the place will become a platform for academic and educational activities and discussions. In addition, the volunteers will be involved from Russia and Germany to help the veterans-blockade.
Consultation on the allocation of funds took place between the Russian and German sides from mid-2018 with the participation of foreign Ministers of the two countries, as well as the relevant committees of St. Petersburg administration. In 2019, the Berlin decided to allocate 12 million euros in honor of the 75th anniversary of the complete lifting of the blockade.
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