At a meeting with RF President, it was noted that the Vologda Region is among the leaders in providing primary school pupils with free hot meals.
Russian President Vladimir Putin held a videoconference meeting on social issues on January 5th.
Government members and heads of Russian regions spoke at the meeting. Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova touched upon the establishment of a foundation to support children with serious life-threatening and chronic diseases including rare diseases, as well as increasing the availability of places in day nurseries and kindergartens and arranging hot meals for primary students. Tatyana Golikova mentioned that the Vologda Region is Region is among the leaders in providing schoolchildren with free hot meals.
According to the Russian President’s Address to the Federal Assembly delivered on January 15, 2020 free hot meals must be provided to all primary school students from grade one through four starting from September 1, 2020 in those regions and schools that have the required level of technical equipment. Primary school students must start receiving high-quality hot meals free of charge in all Russian regions from September 1, 2023.
The President's instructions have been fulfilled in the Vologda Region: all primary school pupils in the region have been provided with free hot meals starting from the new academic year, September 1, 2020.