According to Kommersant, citing data from the head of the FIG Ilya Chukalin, a total of 493 non-profit organizations have been declared winners of the competition to support social projects in the Donbass and help “compatriots abroad”.
Most of all funds - 49.8 million rubles - were received by the Central Clinical Hospital of St. Alexis Metropolitan of Moscow for activities on "comprehensive medical and social assistance to residents of Donbass and Ukraine".
Along with it, 27.4 million rubles were allocated to the department for church charity and social service of the Russian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate for "church assistance to refugees" organized through the dioceses of the Russian Orthodox Church. Another 27.7 million rubles was received by the All-Russian Student Rescue Corps for the creation of the Lugansk Republican Center for the Elimination of Natural Disasters and Catastrophes. The Memory of Generations Foundation, which provides high-tech medical care to war veterans, will also receive 23.4 million rubles.
Politician Zakhar Prilepin will receive two grants at once. One in the amount of 22.8 million rubles for a project called Zakhar Prilepin's Gumconvoy, the second - for 14.9 million rubles to finance the Stronghold of Donbass initiative. Money in the total amount of 37.7 million rubles is planned to be sent to help residents of the LPR, DPR and Izyum.
This year, the Presidential Grants Fund allocated 23 billion rubles to support NGOs. Previously, funds on such a scale have never been allocated. Of this amount, 3.3 billion rubles will be sent to Donbass.
Agreements on the entry of the LDNR, Kherson and Zaporozhye into the Russian Federation, President Putin signed on September 30 following the results of referendums held on these lands. Western countries said they would not recognize their results. Against the backdrop of the ongoing military special operation of the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine, the federal budget for the new year was drawn up with a deficit of 3 trillion rubles. The government plans to take the missing money from "internal reserves".
On the eve it became known that the rector of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra was detained at the border for smuggling church valuables, and Prilepin's party took the initiative to introduce an additional "military tax" in the Russian Federation for citizens who did not serve in the army and are not subject to mobilization.