Russia to invest some 1.35 billion rubles in the Children of the Arctic program by 2025
Russia will allocate almost 1.35 billion rubles from the federal budget to implement the Children of the Arctic program in 2023–2025.
“In 2023-2025, [the program] will receive 1.35 billion rubles. In 2022, 500 million rubles came from the federal budget,” according to a presentation by Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic Alexei Chekunkov.
As part of the program, the state will provide schoolchildren in grades 5–8 living in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation with a package tour for 21 days and a return ticket to a vacation destination free of charge. Parents must submit an application for their children to participate in the program. Arctic children have the right to a free vacation once a calendar year.
“We are happy that last year 9,600 children went on vacation at Russia’s southern resorts; the Children of the Arctic program will continue in 2023,” Chekunkov said.