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DAN News Digest July 3rd, 7:35pm

DAN News Digest
July 3rd, 7:35pm 
Russia and Belarus effectively 
resist external threats - Putin
Improving the demographic situation
 is a priority for Russia - Putin.
Putin and Xi Jinping believe that the settlement of the 
situation in Ukraine without the Russian Federation 
has no prospects.
Pushilin - took part in the celebrations in Minsk
 in honour of the Independence Day of Belarus.
The Russian army took control of 
a new area of Chasova Yara.
The Russian Armed Forces destroyed a helicopter
 of Ukrainian troops and a workshop for the
 manufacture of tank guns.
The hero of the DPR called the main achievement 
of the international team "Pyatnashka"that 
celebrated the 10th anniversary.
Bayonet into the ground and we will disperse: 
What will the Pyatnashki fighters do 
after the victory?
The State Duma will consider a bill 
providing for lower food prices.
Draft amendments to the document on improving
 the tax system have been submitted to the 
State Duma.
Open payment. The new rules ----- will 
facilitate the loan repayment process.
Russia has established uniform standards, for 
the organization of the rehabilitation process.
Radionova spoke about --- the work of 
Rosprirodnadzor units in Novorossiya 
and the Donbas.
In the DPR, on behalf of Pushilin, a chat bot 
was launched to collect complaints about 
problems in the housing & utilities sector.
Russia has launched a platform for
 preventing childhood obesity.
A centre of responsibility for reliable energy 
supply will be created in each region of
 the Russian Federation.
The authorities predict a personnel shortage 
in the tourism industry........ until 2030.
Pushilin -non Friday - will hold a meeting where 
they will form proposals for the development 
of the Azov Sea region.
The resort village of Sedovo has been visited 
by more than 7,000 tourists since the 
beginning of summer.
The Ministry of Transport of the DPR announced
 the repair of roads at the entrance to the resort 
of New Yalta.
The State Water and Fish Farm of the DPR 
called for the study of small rivers in the
 Azov region.
In the DPR... the commander of a mortar platoon
of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was sentenced
 for ordering the shelling of the south of
 the Republic.
More than 30 migrants, were brought to 
administrative responsibility in the DPR.
The reunited regions received more than
 two thousand vehicles.... in two years.
At the Karansky quarry.... they want to
 establish the production of curbstone.
Almost 70% of companies expressed a 
desire to invest in specialists with
 little experience.
The Ministry of Culture of the Russian 
Federation, recommended that regions 
monitor the stage dress code of artists.
The Popular Front handed over a batch 
of computers ------ to the Donetsk 
dermatovenereological centre.

Of course the song below can inspire if you
think you are brave, and know something
of suffering... but keep your heart and
soul intact... because you are the
son or daughter of a miner; yet
the film above will inspire you
and touch you and help you
understand so much more.

Many many thanks to Richard Gould,
a true genius --- who has his own
group, and now solo career ---
yet gave up his time to
generate this music.

Also to Ceri of Big Pit, who might not
necessarily have agreed with the
politics, but was so generous
with his time and photos.

And to the Clydach Vale lake and cafe,
which is the best nearby example
of what is possible!

And last, but definitely not least,
a massive thank you to Becs...
who has the smile to warm
the world - and the guts
and generosity - to
appear on video.

    New waterway to Seversky  Donets — Donbass canal to  be built by end of summer  — DPR ministry June 9th, 9:49am (DAN)   The construction of a new water duct from  the Olkhovskoye and Khanzhenkovskoye  reservoirs for filling the Seversky Done

Russian integrated treatment 
systems --- help DPR cope
water shortages
June 2nd, 11:35am (DAN) 
The water purified with Russian integrated treatment
 systems which were provided to the DPR, will be 
used as the main source in cases of water 
supply shutdowns, the Donetsk city 
administration head, Alexey 
Kulemzin, told the Donetsk 
News Agency, Thursday.
''The tests carried out by the city sanitary
epidemiological service, show --- that the 
treated water can be used for household 
and practical needs such as cleaning, 
laundering or face washing,'' 
Kulemzin said. 
''In the case that the water supply fully stops, 
it will be used as drinking water --- after 
settling and boiling.''
The Russian equipment can purify 408 cubic metres 
of water in 12 hours. Its maximum usage... reaches 
20 hours a day with an output of 680 cubic metres. 
Kulemzin said that there is no need to operate the
equipment at full capacity at present, but if the
situation worsens, the water treatment 
systems will be utilized to 
the maximum.
In mid-April, Russia handed over to the Republic SKO-
10 and SKO-8 integrated water treatment systems. 
They had been installed at three Donetsk water 
reservoirs and two ponds in Makeyevka. 
SKO purifies water.. from solid particles, suspensions, 
colloidal compounds, ferric iron, artificial substances,
organic poisons, radionuclides, bacteria and viruses.
The system can take water from any source. 
All treatment processes are fully automatic.
The authorities are making efforts to provide residents
 of frontline areas with water. Kulemzin said that at
 least 100 tons of drinking and service water are
 supplied daily to Donetsk’s Kievsky, Kirovsky,
 Kuibyshevsky and Petrovsky districts, 
Yelenovka, Staromikhailovka, 
Alexandrovka and other 
settlements that 
regularly come 
under fire.

 v v v v v v  Z  v v v v v v 

 Water problems in the DPR will be 
resolved only after the capture
Slavyansk – Eduard Basurin
May 25th, 3:33pm
Water problems in the DPR will be resolved only 
after the capture of Slavyansk, said Eduard 
Basurin, deputy head of the DPR UNM.
''We need the conduit that runs from Slavyansk
 towards Gorlovka, where there are three 
pumping stations that create pressure 
and pump water.'' 
''Until we take Slovyansk and this entire canal, we 
will have a very big problem with water”, he said 
on Channel One.

The Miners' Strike mementos of love

The Miners' Next Step

In 1912 - this year that will be 111 years ago -
some of the best minds in Wales met 
produced a pamphlet:- 'The Miners' Next
Step' to guide miners to a 
better world,
so working people can build 
a future
without parasites or back-stabbers,
or bosses, or short-sighted greed.

Just like the people of Donbass, who, before
Russia's revolution, lived in the Free Lands
and worked to build their world... with love.

Their vision became - unfairly, in my opinion -
labelled as anarcho-syndicalism..... so was
discounted as a way forward by socialists
in Wales and the U.K.

Yet their analysis is as relevant today,
as ever, on questions like true
democracy and leadership.

Their pamphlet can be accessed
online, and I would urge you to
read it! If you want to create a
fab future for your loved ones..

P.S. hope you like the song!


The people of Donbass (pictured) are united and organised..

The Donbass and Wales and
The Miners' Next Step

people of Donbass run their own army, police and civil
affairs, and run a successful economy, based on soviet
style factory 
and mine local democracy --- so they
decide how 
their buildings and parks, facilities
and arts and 
crafts, fulfill their needs
and values.

Because the Kiev government - brought into being
by US money and the Maiden violent insurrection
and coup - helped to power, extreme nationalist
forces.. the rest of Ukraine is trapped and
being stripped of its material wealth.

Local oligarchs, bowing to a West desperate to
keep its old role, as ''the chosen ones'' - plus
a group of psychotic 'US 'neo-cons'', who
genuinely welcome a ''decider'' world
war, now run things in Ukraine.
Millions of Ukrainians are leaving the country...
as prices rise and their economy is stripped,
and the war on the Donbass, backed by
 US-led NATO, is an open sore.

All in the middle of  a pandemic
and the Earth being poisoned
against humanity...  well!

And the miners of Wales who met in 1912,
planned.. then explained... how to work 
and achieve a better life, by realising
dreams of the vast majority.

Their solution was to use the power
of organisation, to create

They, at that time, planned to have 
lodges use their organisational
skills.. to set up many businesses...

but any organisation can, right now,
call on a number of volunteers to
gladly work an hour a month...
and many will be happy to do
more. From each, according
to their ability and to each,
according to 
their need. 

the spirit. 

It's simple... and the only way
to achieve a beautiful world,
is bit by bit, until it's done. 

If three people or a few hundred
give one hour a month...  then
an affordable child nursery
for working parents, or a 
centre to entertain the
children after school,
are all possible.

 The reward?

No-one has to fight against anyone,
or rob or borrow money, as people
will volunteer, either their time,
gifts, or 
money, to a cause
benefits all in your

Love will grow even stronger
in your community.

The better place everyone wants,
will grow slowly, in peace, 
like a baby grows in
the womb.

That's the miners' Next Step 2.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   

This does not mean, by the way, that 
public ownership is a bad thing, but
that creative thinking is necessary.

We have seen how nationalised industries
 lack democratic accountability, and can
be used badly, by both Labour & Tory
governments --- as milk cows by the
private sector, or to massage the
unemployment figures.

And time and time again, after the public
has paid for 
investments, to make them
profitable...  they are ''re-privatised''.  

There are alternatives to the old failed model
of public ownership, as seen in this country.
Worker co-ops, Foundations, even charity
status... could be tried.

There's nothing especially socialist, about
nationalisation - Tories, even fascists use
it, when private ownership has failed..

successful public ownership and
control... that brings real lasting
benefits, that's what we want!

The 'National Coal Board' closed more
collieries down, than even Thatcher!

DAN news info about Donbass

 Donbass Post to issue strip 
honouring reunification 
with Russia
Donetsk, September 13th,1:06pm (DAN) 
Donbass Post will dedicate its next issue - to Day of the
Donetsk People’s Republic's reunification with Russia
- and prepare another two issues with the coat-of-
arms of the towns awaiting liberation, the press 
service of the state unitary enterprise said,
 on Wednesday.
“As for immediate plans, we’re working on the issue dedicated
to the Donetsk People’s Republic's Reunification with the
Russian Federation,” a press service representative
 told the Donetsk News Agency. 
“I’ll withhold details; I can only say that it will be a strip 
which is ideal for presenting several vignettes as a
 single whole.”
The company has long been ready to follow up its largest
 heraldic series and has already prepared two issues 
featuring the coat-of-arms of the towns awaiting 
liberation. Donbass Post has not named 
the towns.
Donbass Post philatelic products are unique. They are not only 
dedicated to holidays or benchmark dates but also highlight 
beautiful landscapes of the region, its military glory, labour 
and rich history.


Donbass Post issue - to honour 
Russia/DPR Hero Olga Kachura
September 4th 11:39am (DAN) 
Donbass Post will issue a miniature sheet and a postal
 envelope to honour the memory of Donetsk People’s 
Republic rocket launcher unit commander,
 Olga Kachura, who was killed in the 
line of duty last year.
 The Donbass Post Head Office will present
 the new products on September the 5th.
Guards Colonel Olga Kachura, call sign “Korsa,” had been a 
police officer for 16 years before she joined the DPR militia 
in April 2014. She had worked her way up from investigator 
to district HQ chief. 
She commanded a “Grad” multiple rocket launcher unit and 
some 140 personnel including servicemen mobilized in
 February 2023. Kachura’s unit took part in the 
liberation of Ilovaisk, Uglegorsk and 
Debaltsevo, and later on, joined
 the special military operation.
Kachura was killed in the line of duty on the Yasinovataya 
axis on August 3. She was posthumously awarded the 
DPR Hero title and on August 4, she was awarded 
the Hero of Russia title. Kachura is buried in
the Alley of Heroes, in Donetsk.


Donbass Post’s new stamps 
highlight famous “Moskvich”
 car maker timeline
Donetsk, August 10th, 12:50pm (DAN) 
The new philatelic products released by Donbass Post 
are dedicated to “Moskvich, ” one of the most popular 
Soviet and Russian car brands, the press service of 
the state-owned company reported on Thursday.
“The latest issue is a follow-up of the domestic car 
production history series, which will go on sale 
on Friday morning,” the press service said.
 It withheld the stamp design details.
However, the Donetsk News Agency learnt that the series 
would feature the top seven models: Moskvich 400, 408, 
407, 411, 412, 2141 and, lastly, the Moskvich-3 that has 
been batch-produced since November 2022.
 Earlier, Donbass Post issued stamps dedicated to 
the Soviet-era Zaporozhets and Zhiguli car brands.


Russia officially puts in circulation 
postage stamps featuring
 new regions
 June 12th, 2:31pm (DAN)
 Russia has released postage stamps... dedicated to the 
Donbass Republics for the first time, the press service
 of the “Marka” stamp publisher, said on Monday.
“On June 12, two stamps dedicated to the Donetsk and
 Lugansk People’s Republics have been brought out 
as part of the Russian Regions series,” the press
 service said.
The DPR stamp shows the Saur Mogila memorial, the 
Transfiguration Cathedral and roses, the traditional 
symbol of the capital of the coal-mining region, 
with slag heaps and wheat fields... in the 
background. The stamp face value
 is 27 rubles.
“Marka” has also issued first day covers and special 
postmarks for Moscow, Donetsk and Lugansk, 
together with maxicards (postcards with a 
postage stamp placed on the picture side 
of the card cancelled with first-day-of-
issue postmark).
Earlier reports said.. that “Donbass Post” 
had presented vignettes and envelopes 
dedicated to the coal-mining region.


Donbass Post issues vignette 
to celebrate Artyomovsk's 
May 22nd, 9:52am (DAN)
Donbass Post has released a new vignette, dedicated to 
the liberation of the town of Artyomovsk in the Donetsk 
People’s Republic, the press service of the state 
unitary enterprise reported on Monday.
The centre of the vignette features the Artyomovsk coat-of-
arms in the form of the French shield, typical of all towns
of the 19th century Russian Empire. 
In the three-colour hereditary symbol, green is for soil fertility,
black for mineral wealth and silver-white for salt,
which made 
the reason for founding the town.
The Artyomovsk coat-of-arms, established by royal decree 
on July 29th, 1811, is the oldest in the Donetsk region.
The vignette is on sale at the FILATELIA 
specialized shop in Donetsk.
On May the 20th, the Wagner private military company 
reported that it had taken Artyomovsk... under full 
control. The operation lasted 224 days; it began
on October 8th, 2022. All these days, the PMC 
fighters made gains kilometre by kilometre: 
liberating Artyomovsk from the
 Ukrainian invaders.
Artyomovsk is a large district centre and fortified area of
the Ukrainian army north of Gorlovka. Ukrainian forces
occupied the town in 2014.

The prewar Artyomovsk 
had machine building,
metallurgical and 
construction companies...
and the 
famous Artyomovsk Champagne 
Wines Factory.

Kiev kept on 
trying to hold the
despite the losses.


“Wagner” PMC vignettes, Stalin stamp
 rate as most popular in Donbass 
Post's history
 April 12th, 9:30am (DAN)
The vignette in honour of the “Wagner” private military company
 has become one of the most popular philatelic products in the
 history of Donbass Post, the press service of the state-owned 
company told the Donetsk News Agency on Wednesday.
“The stamp dedicated to Joseph Stalin is probably the most 
popular stamp, but the recently issued ‘Wagner’ PMC 
vignette might rival it,” the press service said. 
“It sold out within a few hours after the 
announced product launch.”
On March 23rd, 2023, Donbass Post issued envelops, cards 
and commemorative vignettes dedicated to “Wagner” 
Group fighters, with a print run of 4,400. The stamp
 featuring the portrait of Stalin, the first in the 
“Great Personalities” series, was released 
for circulation in December 2019.
Vignettes are shaped like stamps but cannot used in mailing. 
Earlier this year, “Donbass Post” started to use Russian 
stamps in mail delivery payments.

DPR Post issues stamps featuring 
Welsh engineer John Hughes, 
founder of Donetsk industry
April 2nd, 2021 at 2:28pm
 (DAN news agency) 

The DPR's State Post has issued a postal stamp featuring 
John James Hughes, a Welsh engineer, businessman and 
founder of the city of Donetsk, originally from Merthyr.
The stamp is decorated with Donetsk coat-of-arms and 
Hughes portrait. The stamp can be used for registered 
letters with receipt up to 20 gr, in accordance with the 
current fee rate of 44 rubles.
The number of copies issued is 30,024.
The envelope for the new stamp features pictograms 
representing industrial objects and clippings of 
Donbass geological map.
Hughes moved to the Russian Empire, in the summer of 1870, 
at the age of 55, as Millwall Iron Works Company received an 
order, from the Imperial Russian Government, for the plating 
of a naval fortress being built at Kronstadt on the Baltic Sea.
He immediately started to build metal works close to the 
river Kalmius, at a site near the village of Alexandrovka.
Over the next twenty years, the works prospered and
first under John Hughes and then, after
his death, in 1889, 
under the management of
four of his sons.
John Hughes died on June 17th, in 1889,
a business trip to St Petersburg.
According to some sources, Hughes taught
to write, and could only read
capital letters.


Hughes Metallurgical Plant
 - relaunched in spring 2017
January 12th, 2017

One of the biggest industrial enterprises of the
Donetsk People’s Republic, founded by a Welsh
entrepeneur in the 19th century, relaunched

 in the spring of 2017, the press-service of
DPR's Ministry of Industry and Trade,
reported. Did you know this?!?


DPR issues stamps 
devoted to Donbass 
defense operation
March 24th, 9:27am (DAN)
 The Donbass Post state-owned unitary
 enterprise has issued three stamps 
devoted to the special operation to
 defend Donbass, the company 
press service said Thursday.
The print run of the strip and each stamp is
 4,000. The #Za Pobedu strip costs 118 
rubles. The envelope has a print run of
 2,500 with the price of the first day 
cover at 30 rubles.
Different perforations were used in stamp
printing - for the first time - the press 
service told Donetsk News Agency.
 The other side of the envelope features a 
quote from Russian President Vladimir 
Putin’s address to the nation.
“We are having a rush for the stamps and the
 envelope. A third of the print run has already 
been booked,” a press service employee said.


DPR Post issues postal card
 on the October Socialist 
Revolution anniversary
November 1st, 4:28pm (DAN)
 DPR State Post issued post cards with an 
original stamp, for the Day of the Great 
October Socialist Revolution.
"The "Soviet Holidays" series... is supplemented 
with a postal card commemorating one of the 
greatest holidays of the Soviet state. Postal 
cards with the "Great October Socialist 
Revolution" stamps... were issued on 
November 3rd, 2021," the Post said.
Cards are available at the Post shop,
at 72 
Artyoma Street, Donetsk. 
The October Revolution was a revolution in Russia 
led by the Bolshevik Party of Vladimir Lenin. 

November 7th, 2021 marked the 104th 
anniversary... of the uprising in 
Petrograd (St Petersburg). 
The following day, the Winter Palace (the seat of the
 Provisional government located in Petrograd, then 
capital of Russia) was captured. This coup, is 
considered to have started the creation of
the state 
known as... the Soviet Union.


Donbass Post
 issues its first 
stamp featuring metal & coal
Donetsk, October 25th, 11:03am (DAN)
 DPR State Post has issued a metal stamp, 
for the first time ever, featuring samples 
of coal: to commemorate the 300th 
anniversary of the discovery of 
coal deposits in Donbass.
"We are extremely proud to present our new 
"stamp in metal" - an installation combining
the real rock and metal," the press
issued by the
Post, says.
The stamp is made of brass, it is 
30 mm in diameter, its weight, 
is 17 grams.
The installation is decorated with 
a guiding star, and mining tools.
The first-day-envelope, with a black-and-
gold lining is also available for purchase.
The price of the commemorative sign is 
900 rubles, the envelope in a frame 
costs 1,000 rubles, at the store
 72, Artyoma street. 

 Construction company  completing Mariupol  blood centre in first  ever renovation

Restoration of new Russian 
regions to be completed 
within next 2-3 years
November 4th, 10:59am (TASS)
 The Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics (DPR and 
LPR), as well as the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, 
will be fully restored within the next 2-3 years, 
Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Marat 
Khusnullin said.
"The team has been formed ---- and I believe that in the next
 2-3 years.. we will restore these regions," Khusnullin said. 
"We have a program for the socio-economic development 
of the regions, where the task is... set to bring the 
standard of living of the regions ---- to the 
average Russian level," he added.
The Deputy Prime Minister stated...  that developing the 
infrastructure of new regions is a difficult undertaking. 
However, according to Khusnullin, 9,800 objects have 
been restored in the last year and a half, and more 
than 36,000 construction workers are working 
on construction sites.

 Construction company 
completing Mariupol 
blood centre in first 
ever renovation
November 3rd, 5:32pm (DAN) 
Repairs on the blood transfusion centre of Mariupol’s
 intensive therapy hospital, are nearing completion, 
said the state-owned organization engaged in 
the project. 
“The facility’s area exceeds 6,500 square metres.  It was 
built in 1980 and has not seen major repairs since,” the
 press service of the Single Customer on the Field of 
Construction, reported.  Medical personnel are 
already working on the first floor ---- whose
 totals some 4,000 square metres.
The renovation deadline was set for December. 
The restoration of the in-patient hospital, food
 unit, and other facilities, will continue.
In October, the company finished the repairs of the
primary care and diagnostic centres on hospital 
premises. The Russian government allocated 
698 million rubles to the city’s intensive 
therapy hospital in late September for 
repairs and the purchase of 1,600 
medical supplies --- including 
ultrasound machines and 
medical ventilators.
100,000 DPR residents get 
social benefits in October
November 3rd, 12:53pm (DAN)
About.. 100,000 residents of the Donetsk People’s
Republic were granted social benefits in October
DPR First Deputy Labour and Social Policy 
Minister, Tatyana Litvinenko, told the 
Donetsk News Agency on Friday.
“As of November 1, 14 types of regional benefits 
had been granted to more than 99,000 DPR 
residents,” Litvinenko said.
These payments can only be collected in the DPR
 territory; the Republic terminates them for those
 who settle in other regions, she said.
Ten of the 14 benefits are intended for families with 
children, such as maternity and childbirth benefits, 
monthly allowances for children up to three years 
of age, bereavement & single parent benefits, etc.
The number of regional welfare payment 
recipients, can change from month 
to month.
Moscow region spends 6 billion rbls 
on DPR rebuilding projects in 2023
November 3rd, 11:33am (DAN) 
The Moscow region has allocated some 6.2 billion rubles
 this year to fund rebuilding projects in the Novoazovsk 
and Telmanovo districts of the Donetsk People’s 
Republic ------ said the regional Ministry of 
Information and Social Communications.
“The regional budget allocated two billion rubles for the
 restoration of the Telmanovo district and 4.2 billion 
for the Novoazovsk district” ----- a Ministry 
representative told the Donetsk 
News Agency.
The money ---- was used to restore civil infrastructure 
facilities including hospitals, schools, kindergartens, 
bridges and water and power supply lines.
Last year... the Russian sponsor delivered specialized 
vehicles, New Year gifts for children, Christmas trees 
and food kits to Novoazovsk and helped it repair 
roads and homes. It also arranged recreation 
for schoolchildren & passed on four mobile 
offices which provide state & municipal 
government services.
 A Telmanovo district rebuilding plan for the next two
 years, is in the works. It includes repairs of social 
infrastructure, and healthcare, water and power 
supply facilities.*

Russian lawmakers expect ---  explosive economic growth  in new regions --- after special operation

Russian lawmakers expect --- 
explosive economic growth 
in new regions --- after
November 1st, 4:34pm (DAN)
The Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics and the 
Zaporozhye and Kherson regions are expected to 
show high economic growth rates after the end 
of the special military operation, said head of 
the Russian parliament committee on 
industry and trade, Vladimir Gutenev. 
“The work done ---- the ties between enterprises across
 Russia and ongoing cross-sector collaboration suggest 
that when peace comes, we’ll see explosive economic
growth in these territories which regrettably, still lack 
human resources,” TASS quoted Gutenev as saying.
“Thanks to support measures, one can see a spurt in 
the revival of industry in the new regions. In 2023, 
41 companies launched operations in these 
territories while last year, 100 companies 
were launched.” 
“It’s a large number; they weren’t built from scratch, as 
the Donetsk macro region has very serious industrial, 
educational and research facilities,”
lawmaker said.
Russian authorities are trying integrate Donbass 
enterprises in the national fabric cooperation 
in the country, he said.
Earlier reports on Wednesday said that wages
 had increased in the DPR industrial sector.
DPR athletes win almost 600 
gold medals ----- at Russian, 
international tournaments 
in 2023
November 1st, 2:14pm (DAN)
More than 4,400 athletes from the Donetsk People’s
Republic have taken part in All-Russian and
international competitions since the 
beginning of the year, DPR Acting 
Minister of Youth, Sport and 
Tourism, Yury Martynov, 
said on Wednesday.
The athletes competed as members of 321 teams winning
 539 gold, 523 silver and 589 bronze medals, Martynov 
said adding that 184 sportspersons with disabilities
 had won 39 gold, 34 silver and 41 bronze medals.
The official cited figures for the first ten months of this 
year. Earlier reports said that a DPR bodybuilder had 
won gold --- as a Russian team member at an
 international tournament.
Wages increase ---- in
DPR industrial sector
 November 1st, 10:30am (DAN) 
The Donetsk People’s Republic Industry and Trade
Ministry Wages --- has reported a considerable 
increase in wages in the consumer goods 
industry and the sector producing 
construction and non-
metallic materials.
“The average wage has increased 11.4 percent in steel-
making, 23 percent in pharmaceuticals and 
36.5 percent in machine-building from 
2022, ” the Ministry’s press service
 told the Donetsk News Agency.
Those industries producing consumer goods, 
and construction & non-metallic materials, 
posted the highest payrises ------ of
and 89.4% respectively.
The regional Economy Development Ministry earlier
 told DAN that the Republic’s average pay had
 increased 41.4% --- by August, from 2022.

DPR -- sells 400,000 tons of grain,  oil bearing crops in other regions

DPR -- sells 400,000 tons of grain, 
oil bearing crops in other regions
October 31st, 12:53pm (DAN)
 Donetsk People’s Republic agribusinesses.. have sold 
more than 400 tons of grain and oil bearing crops in 
other Russian regions since the beginning of this 
year, Russia's Agrictulrue Ministry told the 
Donetsk News Agency.
“More than 400,000 tons of grain and oil bearing crops
 were sold to other regions of the country in the first
 nine months of this year,” the Ministry said. “Sale 
prices have reached the price level in the
neighbouring Russian regions.”
The sales volume is expected to grow - together with
 production next year. In March, the Donetsk News 
Agency reported on DPR grain export plans. 
Back then, the regional Agriculture Ministry said that 
as an incentive for agribusinesses, the Russian 
government had exempted DPR farmers from
paying export duties on 143,000 tons of 
wheat and barley.
This year, the DPR harvested more than 720,000 tons of 
grain and grain-legumes. The regional authorities said 
that the Republic had achieved self-sufficiency in
 grain, oil-yielding crops, flour and sunflower oil.
The average crop yield in the Republic 
increased by 28 percent.
Social Fund: on how DPR 
residents use maternity
October 31st, 10:20am (DAN) 
The right to manage maternity capital has been granted 
to 639 residents of the Donetsk People’s Republic who
 mostly opted for monthly payments, the press service
 of the Social Fund Department for the DPR told the 
Donetsk News Agency.
“As of October 16, 2023, 21,974 maternity (family) capital 
certificates had been issued in the DPR territory,” the 
press service said. “The Fund made 639 decisions 
on putting the benefit at recipients' disposal.”
Of those, 571 people requested monthly payments for
 children up to three years of age, 36 families decided 
to spend the money on children’s education, 29
 families would improve their living conditions 
and three would contribute to the funded 
component of the state pension, the 
Social Fund said.
Maternity capital is a method of state support to Russian
 families as part of the national project “Demography.” 
Maternity capital has been provided after the birth of the
 first child since January 1, 2020. At present, it is worth 
586,900 rubles ($6,294.27) for first child and 775,600
 ($8,318) rubles for second child if the family did not
 claim the subsidy for the first child. In 2024, 
maternity capital payments will be worth 
over 495 billion rubles ($5.3 billion).

In the Novoazovsky district of the DPR,  19 construction teams were formed  for restoration work


In the Novoazovsky district of the DPR, 
19 construction teams were formed 
for restoration work
 October 28th, 1:55pm (DAN)

Nineteen construction teams were formed in the
 Novoazovsky district of the DPR -- to carry out 
restoration work on war-damaged facilities. 

This was also announced by the head of 
the district administration,
 Vasily Ovcharov.
"In total, we have created 19 construction teams in 
the district, which are engaged in the restoration 
of damaged housing, repair of social facilities," 
Ovcharov said.
He added that the area continues 
to actively restore facilities.
Earlier it was reported that two brigades were
sent to the destroyed village of Shirokino
 in the south of the DPR, to restore it.

The National Assembly of the DPR
 is engaged in the formation of a 
unified system --- of patriotic 
education of young people
October 28th, 12:14pm (DAN)
 Deputies of the People's Council of the DPR --- intend to 
establish a complete system of patriotic education of
 young people in the region at the legislative level.

 This was stated to the Donetsk News Agency 
by the chairman of the regional parliament,
 Artem Zhoga.
"Now the People's Council is working on a draft law "On
 patriotic education in the Republic".  The main goal 
facing the deputies is to form an integral system 
of patriotic education of young people living
 the DPR," Zhoga said.
He added that first of all ---- the law is aimed at creating 
the conditions for strengthening feelings of belonging 
and involvement... in the great history and culture 
of the Fatherland, as well as maintaining the 
continuity of generations.
Earlier, Zhoga reported that the parliament of the DPR 
-- will fix the payment to the Heroes of the Republic,
and deputies are also preparing a draft document 
on the introduction of the title "Veteran of
of the DPR".
 In addition ----- the National Assembly intends to regulate
the provision of targeted assistance to the population, 
establish norms for timely repair of houses damaged 
by war, maintain social support measures that were
 in effect before joining the Russian Federation, and 
introduce regional payments to young families and
 families who adopted children.
The Russian government will allocate 
300 million rubles to support SMEs
 in new regions
October 28th, 10:40am (DAN) 
The government will allocate 300 million rubles for grant 
support of small and medium-sized businesses in the 
DPR, LPR, Zaporizhia and Kherson regions. This 
was announced today in the press service
 the Russian Government.
"In 2023, 300 million rubles will be allocated to the 
program of grant support for small and medium 
sized businesses --- implementing socially 
significant projects, in the Donetsk and
 Luhansk People's Republics, as well 
as in the Zaporozhye & Kherson 
regions," they said.
The Government added that the maximum grant amount 
is 300 thousand rubles. They can be applied for ----- by
businessmen from the fields of medicine, education, 
culture, sports, hotel businesses & social services.
Earlier it was reported that the Government launched
 grant support for SMEs in the new regions. It will be 
possible to spend the received funds on the rental 
and repair.. of non-residential premises, special 
equipment of vehicles for transporting people
 with limited mobility, as well as on the 
purchase of raw materials and 
consumables... for
 industrial needs.

More than 30 schools and kindergartens 
were restored in Volnovakha Municipal 
District ---- after the liberation
October 28th, 9:40am (DAN) 
More than 30 schools and kindergartens were restored in 
the Volnovakha Municipal district, after the liberation of 
Volnovakha and its environs from the Ukrainian army. 

This was also reported in the press service of 
the district.
They noted - that five kindergartens and schools 
were repaired in Volnovakha, and another 28 
such facilities were restored in the 
settlements and villages of 
the district.
The work was carried out with the support of the
 Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and the 
Chelyabinsk Region-the Volnovakha 
chief regions.
Earlier it was reported that almost 17 kilometres of 
roads were repaired in Volnovakha ---- after the 
liberation of the city from the Ukrainian army.
Volnovakha municipal district is located southwest 
of Donetsk. Its administrative centre, Volnovakha
city - came under the control of the DPR on 
March 11, 2022, and most of the area has 
also been liberated to date. 
Volnovakha is a key railway and road transport hub on
the way to Mariupol. During the fighting in the city, 
85% of buildings were damaged --- including 19 
social facilities: hospitals, kindergartens, 
and schools. 
The Chelyabinsk Region and the Yamalo-Nenets
 Autonomous Okrug, are helping with the 
restoration there.
More than 4.5 billion rubles will be
allocated to the regions of the 
Russian Federation ------ for 
benefits for housing and 
communal services
 October 28th, 8:39am (DAN) 
More than 4.5 billion rubles will be allocated to the
 regions of Russia for benefits for the population 
to pay for housing and communal services. 
This was announced today
by the Government of the 
Russian Federation.
"The government will allocate more than 4.5 billion 
rubles to the regions --- to provide social support 
measures for housing and communal services. 
Such assistance can be counted  on by
federal beneficiaries - disabled people, 
veterans of military operations --- as 
well as those citizens affected
radiation and man-made 
disasters," -------- the 
Government noted.
They added that this category of citizens, when paying 
for housing and communal services, is compensated 
up to 50% of the amount. Regional expenditures
 for these purposes, are reimbursed from 
the federal budget.
In the Russian Federation, the margin
 for selling fuel to farmers has almost
 halved, the Government said
October 28th, 7:49am (DAN) 
Fuel surcharges for agricultural producers in the Russian
 Federation have almost halved. This --- was reported 
today in the press service of the Government
 the Russian Federation.
It is noted, that a meeting on the domestic market of 
petroleum products was held with the participation 
of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian
Federation, Alexander Novak.
"During the meeting, participants reported on the
 stabilization of fuel prices at gas stations and in
 the small wholesale segment, as well as when 
it is supplied to agricultural producers.'' 
''The mark-up of intermediaries in the sale of fuel to 
farmers, has almost halved. Small wholesale 
prices continue to decline, in line with 
stock market dynamics " the 
Government said.
They noted that according to Novak, the differential 
price difference.. between the filling stations of
 large oil companies and independent gas 
stations, should be stabilized at the 
market level.
"It is necessary --- to provide consumers with a choice: 
buy basic fuel at lower prices, or expensive branded 
fuel," Novak was quoted as saying, by 
the Government.
In addition, today it became known that at the gas
 stations of the largest network in the DPR - the 
Republican Fuel Company, the cost of A-100 
gasoline brand decreased immediately by 
8 rubles to 78 rubles per litre. The price 
of other brands of gasoline and gas 
has not changed.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin said 
that Russian companies, should primarily 
supply fuel to domestic consumers.
The average grain yield in the DPR --- 
exceeded last year's figure by 28%
October 28th, 7:34am (DAN) 
The average yield of grain crops in the DPR reached 34.2
centners per hectare ---- exceeding the same indicator in
Russia. This was reported to the Donetsk News Agency 
by the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture of 
the Russian Federation.
"759 thousand tons of grain and leguminous crops, have 
already been collected on the territory of the Donetsk
 People's Republic. The average yield of grain crops
was 34.2 c / ha, which is 28% more than
last year,"
 the report says.
It is noted that the average yield of grain and 
leguminous crops in Russia was 30.9 c / ha.
Earlier, the Ministry of Agro-Industrial Policy and Food of 
the region reported that most of all wheat was threshed
-over 580 thousand tons. Barley, rye, oats, rapeseed, 
peas, lentils and mustard were also harvested. 
Now the region is completing the sowing of winter crops, 
as of October 26, it exceeded 84%. Winter crops are
 planned to be planted on 183 thousand hectares.
The Ministry.... of Natural Resources and
Environment of the Russian Federation
intends to transfer more than 50 units
of special equipment to the DPR 
in 2024
October 28th, 7:29am (DAN) 
More than 50 units of special equipment for garbage
collection, will be transferred to the Donetsk 
People's Republic in 2024. This was 
reported to the Donetsk News 
Agency by the Ministry of 
Natural Resources and 
Ecology of Russia.
"In 2024, it is planned to purchase and transfer 54 units 
of equipment - to the Donetsk People's Republic," the 
ministry answered DAN's question about how many
 units of special equipment for garbage collection
 will arrive in the region - next year.
Earlier it was reported that more than 120 pieces of
 equipment for garbage collection were transferred
to the Republic, after the region became part of 
the Russian Federation. Also in the DPR... by 
2028, three waste processing complexes 
will be created.

 Donetsk Railways gets  nine electric trains  in 2023

Donetsk Railways gets
 nine electric trains
 in 2023
October 26th, 10:14am (DAN)
 Donetsk Railways has added nine trains to its fleet
 since the beginning of this year, company 
director Vladimir Kabatsiy said 
on Thursday.
 “These are complete six-car trains --- which fully meet 
Donetsk Railways’ current needs, Kabatsiy told the 
Donetsk News Agency, adding that train fleet 
renewal plans, are in place for 2024 and 
subsequent years.
The Donetsk Railways website said that it had received
 trains of the ED4M series produced by Demikhovsky 
machine-building plant in the period from 1996
 to 2016.
 Overall, 500 ED4M trains were manufactured for commuter 
rail systems.  Train cars are equipped with padded seats 
and safety systems. Donetsk Railways tested the
 two trains of the series, last summer.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that 
the restoration of railways in the new 
regions, is among the priorities.


Three more apartment buildings 
under construction on Left 
Bank in Mariupol
October 25th, 12:34pm (DAN)
 Specialists of the “Single Customer in the Field of 
Construction” and a contractor company from the 
Voronezh region have launched the project to 
build three apartment houses in Mariupol’s
 Left Bank district, the press service of 
the state-run company said 
on Wednesday.
“The total area reaches over 23,000 square metres,” 
the press service told the Donetsk News Agency.
 “Each house will comprise 90 comfortable spacious 
apartments featuring functional layout. The new 
neighbourhood will have 162 one-room 
apartments, 54 two-room apartments 
and 54 three-room apartments.”
The houses will be built by the end of the first quarter 
of 2024. Finishing works will be completed in all the 
apartments which will be equipped with bathroom
 facilities and electric stoves. The apartments 
will be distributed to 270 families that lost 
their property during hostilities.
In Mariupol, the ''Single Customer'' has already 
commissioned 33 apartment buildings 
comprising more than 1,800 
dwelling units.
50 km of roads repaired
 in Mariupol in 2023
October 25th, 11:38am (DAN) 
More than 50 kilometres of the road network have 
been restored in Mariupol this year, said Russian 
Deputy Prime Minister, Marat Khusnullin.
“We keep the pace of road repairs in the new regions,” 
the government press service quoted Khusnullin as 
saying. “In Mariupol, 53 kilometres of city roads
 have been restored.”
Priority was given to the busiest streets that lead to 
social infrastructure facilities Construction workers 
also repaired the road surface along the shortest 
link between the left and rights banks of the 
river Kalmius. Renewed roads provide a 
comfortable approach to the sea, 
he said.
More than 300 workers with 68 pieces of 
equipment are repairing the Mariupol 
road network.
Mariupol is the largest city on the Sea of Azov coast, 
a key Donbass metallurgy centre and seaport. It 
was established in 1778, and named in honour 
of the spouse of Grand Prince Pavel Petrovich
 (future emperor Pavel I, the grandson of 
Peter I) Maria Fyodorovna.
 It was liberated from Ukrainian troops on April 21, 
2022. The city ---- is actively repairing its war-
damaged housing  stock and infrastructure.

Two fire and rescue units -- began to be built in Mariupol to replace  the destroyed ones

Two fire and rescue units -- began
to be built in Mariupol to replace
 the destroyed ones
October 24th, 12:49pm (DAN) 
Two new fire and rescue units have been built in Mariupol. 
This was reported to the Donetsk News Agency by the 
press service of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.
"In Mariupol, the construction of two new fire
and rescue 
units has begun to replace the
completely destroyed 
the report says.
DAN wrote that in Donetsk, the repair of a hostel and the 
reconstruction of the property complex of the Donetsk 
Institute of the State Fire Service of the EMERCOM 
of Russia, began.
In November 2022, a modern rescue centre with an area 
of 5 hectares was opened in the seaside city, with 
an administrative building, a training tower, an 
awning shelter, warehouses, garages and an 
outdoor sports complex. The construction 
of the complex, was carried out by a 
military construction company of 
the Russian Ministry of Defense. 

It was built in 95 days.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of 
the Russian Federation reported 
almost 80% of the population 
is certified in the DPR
October 24th, 9:31am (DAN) 
Only 20.8% of the population of the Donetsk People's
 Republic needs to get Russian passports. This was 
announced today by the press service of the 
Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia.
"We inform you that 79.2% of residents of the Donetsk 
People's Republic --- applied for the issuance of a 
passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation 
certifying the identity of a citizen of the 
Russian Federation on the territory of 
the Russian Federation1, while 
20.8% remained to be
documented" --- the
department noted.
They added that to organize the reception of applications
 for issuing passports, temporary document collection 
and issuance points were deployed in the region, 
passport printing facilities were used, and the 
possibilities of mobile groups and mobile 
points and offices for receiving and
 issuing documents -- to residents 
of the Republic living in remote 
areas, as well as seriously ill, 
disabled and sedentary 
people, were used.
Recall that before the entry of the DPR into the Russian
 Federation, the issuance of Russian passports was
 carried out in the Rostov region in a simplified 
manner, which was approved in the spring of 
2019. After the reunification of the new 
regions with Russia, passporting 
began on the ground.

The National Assembly of the DPR 
intends to maintain the social 
support measures that were 
in effect before joining the 
Russian Federation
 October 24th, 8:21am (DAN) 
The People's Council of the DPR intends to fix at the 
legislative level the preservation of social support 
measures that were in effect before the Republic
 became part of the Russian Federation. This 
was announced today to the Donetsk News 
Agency by the chairman of the regional 
parliament, Artem Zhoga.
"We are working on the draft law ..On the specifics of 
establishing social protection (support) measures for 
certain categories of citizens living in the territory 
of the DPR". 
''The draft law proposes to establish the specifics of social 
protection (support) measures for certain categories of 
residents who permanently resided on the territory of
 the Republic as of September 30, 2022, if such 
social protection (support) measures were not 
included in the legislation of the Russian 
Federation as of the specified date. Or
 their value exceeded the level of 
social protection (support) 
measures, established in 
the Russian Federation,"
 Zhoga said.
He also added that the deputies propose to keep social 
protection measures in the amounts and volumes that 
were provided for by the legislation of the DPR and 
Ukraine, which was applied in the Republic.
In particular, according to Zhoga --- the provision of 
compensation payments for the purchase of coal 
for household needs and the volume of social 
support measures for disabled people -- in 
terms of providing them with technical 
means of rehabilitation, will continue.
Earlier, Zhoga reported that the Parliament of the DPR at 
the legislative level will fix the payment to the Heroes 
of the Republic, and deputies are also preparing a 
draft document on the introduction of the title 
"Veteran of Labour of the DPR". 
In addition, the National Assembly intends to regulate the
 provision of targeted assistance to the population and
 establish norms for the timely repair of houses 
damaged by the war.

Moscow volunteers bring 10 tons  of humanitarian aid to the DPR

 Moscow volunteers bring 10 tons 
of humanitarian aid to the DPR
October 23rd, 6:09pm (DAN)
Volunteers of the Moscow Helps headquarters collected 
and brought 10 tons of humanitarian aid to Donetsk. 

This was reported today to the Donetsk News 
Agency in the press centre of the Donetsk 
headquarters # MYVMESTE.
"The aid of 10 tons -- was collected by Moscow volunteers 
"Moscow helps" and delivered thanks to the Autonomous 
Non-profit Organization "Integration of Opportunities". 
''This is far from the first batch of aid sent from
colleagues from Moscow," the source said.
The humanitarian cargo included food products: cereals, 
water, pasta, as well as personal hygiene products and 
a large batch of school supplies. Volunteers of the 
Young Guard, People's Squad and volunteers of 
the #MYVME campaign will distribute and 
deliver aid throughout the Republic.
It is specified that, first of all, it will be sent to people who
 were injured and lost their homes from shelling by the 
Armed Forces of Ukraine. Assistance... will also be 
transferred to military personnel, their families, 
and inclusive children, and will continue to 
be delivered --- to all citizens in need.
#MYVME volunteers - have created 
a chat for direct dialogue between 
volunteers ....and those in need
October 23rd, 5:36pm (DAN) 
Volunteers of the #MYVMESTE campaign have created a 
Telegram chat for direct dialogue between volunteers 
and people who need help. This was reported to the
 Donetsk News Agency today, by the press service 
of the headquarters.
"Our new chat - will allow you to directly conduct a dialogue 
between people who need help and those who are ready to
 provide it. Volunteers act as coordinators and assistants 
both online and offline. You can contact the volunteers 
directly in the chat for specific requests & questions 
that the guys will fulfill in order of priority," the 
source said.
It is specified that the chat creators plan...... to gradually 
introduce a system for differentiating useful information 
for the convenience of users. Volunteers also plan to 
advise residents of the Republic on issues related to
 housing and communal services, public services 
and other topics, based on official information
 from the regional authorities.
The press service clarified that, at this stage, the chat 
will only work in Telegram, but other platforms may
 considered in the future. 
Also, members of the #MYVME campaign, together with
 the Ministry of Youth Policy of the DPR, are developing 
a chatbot for volunteers and those who want to help 
the people of the DPR, in order to develop this
as much as possible.
25 million rubles will be allocated for 
reclamation of the territory of the 
Gorlovka Chemical Plant
October 23rd, 3:39pm (DAN) 
Reclamation of the territory of the Gorlovka Chemical Plant
 (GCP) --- is planned to begin in 2024. This was announced 
today by Deputy Prime Minister of the DPR, Vladimir 
Yezhikov, during a telegram broadcast.
"We have an important event planned for implementation
 next year — the reclamation of the Gorlovka chemical 
plant. The enterprise, which has not been operating 
for over 30 years --- was engaged in the production
of explosive dangerous 
substances, so there are
areas that require reclamation," 
said Yezhikov. 
''The program.. plans 25 million rubles for this event, and, in
 general, the plant's territory will be cleaned up in the next 
stages and brought into compliance with all the norms 
and requirements of environmental control."
He added that we are talking about isolation, recultivation
 and removal of harmful substances that may be located 
on the territory of the plant. DAN wrote that the 
elimination of landfills of HPP waste is 
included in the action plan of the 
Ministry of Natural Resources 
of the Russian Federation 
for 2023-2025.
The gas processing plant was put into operation in 1939, 
specializing in the production of chemical products for 
the coal, mining and military industries. Among other 
things, they produced explosives, rocket fuel 
components, acids and resins.
 For some time during the Great Patriotic War, the plant was
 evacuated to Kemerovo, where it produced explosives for 
the front.
 In the '90, the company's production volumes gradually
decreased: in 1992, the tnt production line was moth-
balled, and the production of dinitrotoluene 
was discontinued.
 in 1994, the production of diphenylol propane was closed, 
and in 1995, the production of mononitrochlorobenzenes 
was closed. Until the early 2000s.... the plant still 
produced household chemicals, for some time.
Currently, there are still burial grounds of hazardous waste
 formed during its operation on the territory of the State
 Farm. As of 2013.. more than 2,500 tons of chemicals 
and 30 tons of TNT were stored there. Pipes, barrels 
and tanks were in disrepair, which created a risk of 
toxic substances entering the groundwater.
 In 2022, specialists of the Ministry of Defense of the
 Russian Federation, were engaged in the study 
of burial grounds.
The month of Belarusian Culture ---- 
starts in Donetsk Children's Library
October 23rd, 12:59pm (DAN) 
The Month of Belarusian Culture opened on the basis of the 
children's library, named after S. M. Kirov, in Donetsk. This 
was reported today in the press service of the All-Russian 
public-state organization "Assembly of Peoples of Russia".
"Studying culture allows us to build bridges between
 different countries and peoples, and overcome 
differences and possible misunderstandings, 
which lays an excellent foundation --- for 
world peace," said Victoria Romanyuk, 
head of the Assembly of Peoples of 
Russia, in the DPR.
With the support of the Assembly, the Donetsk public
 Organization of Belarusians "Neman" on the basis 
of the Donetsk Republican Library for Children 
named after S. M. Kirov opened the Month of 
Belarusian Culture - "Zyamlya pad 
balymi krylami".
The program of the event includes meeting with prominent 
figures of science, culture and art of Belarus, conducting
 master classes and educational conversations, as well
 as expressive, loud readings of Belarusian literature.
The Donetsk National Library for Children named after S. M.
 Kirov has been hosting exhibitions, festivals and other
 events dedicated to the multinational culture of 
Donbass, for more than 10 years.

Russian budget to allocate funds  for all programs in new regions

Russian budget to allocate funds 
for all programs in new regions
October 20th, 12:50pm (DAN) 
Russia’s three-year budget --- earmarks funds for the
 implementation of all rebuilding and development 
programs in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s 
Republics and the Zaporozhye and Kherson 
regions, said ''United Russia'' faction 
member, chairman of the parliament 
committee on construction, housing
 and utilities, Sergey Pakhomov.
“The budget will fund all rebuilding and development 
programs in the new regions, including construction 
of road and utility infrastructure and repairs of 
water supply facilities,” United Russia’s 
press service quoted Pakhomov
 as saying.
He said that an additional ten billion rubles was needed for 
area improvement and comfortable urban environment as 
part of the People’s Program implemented by the 
United Russia party.
In late September, the Russian government approved the 
federal budget draft for 2024-2026.  Budget allocations 
for the socio-economic development program in the 
new territories will amount to 37.5 billion rubles
 in 2024.
The United Russia party brings together 
more than 126,500 residents of the 
Donetsk People’s Republic, 
secretary of the Party’s
regional branch Denis 
Pushilin, said Friday.
Donetsk, October 20th — DAN. 
 “They make up a power that has taken responsibility for
 the Republic, each town, district, village and resident,”
 Pushilin said in a post on Telegram. “We’ll certainly
 live up to the trust they put in us.”
Donbass is a synonym of work ethic, creativity and loyalty 
to Russia. “Each successful project strengthens our
 awareness of our path and future,” he said. 
The year that has passed since the Party established its
regional branch in the DPR has been rich in events and
points of pride. This period saw the launching of the 
United Russia’s People’s Program to revive and 
develop the Republic, and the first 
parliamentary election, in which
the Party won 74 mandates, 
Pushilin said.
On October 6, 2022 Secretary of the “United Russia”
 General Council Andrey Turchak said that the party
 would set up regional branches in the new Russian 
regions: the DPR, the LPR and the Kherson and 
Zaporozhye regions.

Mariupol port transships  107,000 tons of cargo  since start of 202

Mariupol port transships 
107,000 tons of cargo 
since start of 2023
October 19th, 5:11pm (DAN)
 Some 2,000 tons of grain have been loaded on a vessel at 
the Mariupol port in a day, the Donetsk People’s Republic 
Transport Ministry press service said, on Thursday.
“Thanks to optimized transshipment and professional
 stevedore crews, the port has achieved faster grain 
loading rates,” the press service said. “Some 
2,000 tons were loaded within a workday.”
The port has transshipped some 107,000 tons of various 
cargoes since the beginning of the year, it added.
The Mariupol port resumed operation in late May 2022 as it 
dispatched the first vessel with a load of metal products to
 the Rostov region. It became a transport hub which 
receives construction materials for rebuilding the 
region and dispatches grain ships.

Zhdanovka kindergarten --- repaired 
for first time since its construction
October 19th, 2:50pm (DAN)

 A nursery and kindergarten has resumed operation in 
Zhdanovka, after the renovation carried out by the 
Magadan region, the Town Hall told the Donetsk 
News Agency on Thursday.
“All windows were replaced in 2022, the roof was replaced
 in April-May 2023, insulation and facade works were 
carried out from July to October and 23 fireproof 
doors were installed,” the Town Hall said. 
“Decorative stucco was applied to walls 
and the premises were asphalted.”
Repairs have also been carried out on utility rooms, 
entrance gates and partially on sandpits. The 
nursery and kindergarten was commissioned 
in 1987 and has never been repaired since, 
local official said. It currently, has ten 
groups ---- 140 children, overall.
 The Territorial Development Fund, 
co-financed the rebuilding project.
Sponsor regions help DPR launch
 17 new offices of government 
services centre
 October 19th, 11:34am (DAN) 
Forty offices of the multi-functional government services 
centre (MFC) have been opened in the Donetsk People’s 
Republic and another one -- is due to be launched in the 
foreseeable future, DPR Acting Economic Development 
Minister Vladimir Zverkov said in an interview with the 
Donetsk News Agency.
“As of now, the DPR operates 40 MFC offices,” Zverkov said.
 “Sponsor regions have recently helped launch 17 MFC
 offices that were built from scratch and carry out
 repairs on other MFC facilities.”
One more MFC office will be launched in
the Republic by the yearend, he added.
“My Documents,” a multi-functional centre for state and
 municipal services, is a Russian organization which 
provides important one-stop shop state and 
municipal services to natural persons and 
legal entities. As of today, the MFC in the 
Donetsk People’s Republic offers 46 
types of services.

DPR parliament to adopt law on  payment to Republic’s heroes

DPR parliament to adopt law on 
payment to Republic’s heroes
October 18th, 3:51pm (DAN) 
The Donetsk People’s Republic parliament will legally fix 
the monthly payment to the DPR residents who were 
awarded the title of Hero of the Republic, DPR 
parliament speaker Artyom Zhoga said 
on Wednesday.
Cementing the monthly payment to DPR heroes..... at the
legislative level, is in the immediate plans,” Zhoga said. 
“The bill is currently under review by the parliament’s 
dedicated committee.”
These payments can be collected by relatives of killed
 or deceased heroes of the Republic, he added.
DPR Head Denis Pushilin set the monthly payment to heroes
 of the Republic at 36,410 rubles in March 2022, i.e. before
 the DPR’s accession to Russia, but it was not 
supported legislatively.
70 percent of people with disabilities
 find jobs through DPR employment 
centres in 2023
 October 18th, 3:50pm (DAN) 
Donetsk People’s Republic employment centres found jobs 
for 245 people with disabilities in the first nine months of 
this year, said DPR Republican Employment Centre 
Director, Yelena Goloborodova.
“Seventy percent of 350 job seekers were employed,” 
Goloborodova said, at a press briefing at the 
Donetsk News Agency.
DPR employment centres have found temporary jobs for
 more than 33,000 people since the beginning of the 
year and permanent jobs for more than 7,000 
people, she added.
DAN earlier reported that DPR employment centres’ job 
placement rate reached 90 percent. The number of 
registered jobless in the beginning of the year 
amounted to 46,700; of those, some 42,000 
were employed.

The residents who have 
been unable to get jobs
the employment centres --- are 
eligible for unemployment benefits.

Currently, the 
DPR has 193 recipients. 
Most of them receive the maximum 
benefit ---- worth 12,792 rubles.
37 kilometres of key road 
to be restored in DPR
October 18th,  3:07pm (DAN) 
Preparations have been launched on the P-280 federal road
 in the Donetsk People’s Republic ahead of major repairs,
 the regional Transport Ministry said, on Wednesday.
“The length of the section under repairs is 37 kilometres. 
The road runs from Rostov-on-Don to Simferopol via 
Mariupol and Melitopol,” the Ministry said.
A mine clearance operation and road reservation cleaning
 are underway in the area. The preparations currently 
involve 74 specialists and 43 pieces of equipment 
from contractor organizations. Overall, some 
900 people and 470 pieces of road 
construction equipment, will 
take part in the project.
Earlier reports said that the number of lanes on P-280 will 
increase from two to four, and that workers would build 
rest areas for transit vehicles, with speed change 
lanes --- and construct roadway lighting.


 Moscow ---- working on Donetsk road  infrastructure development strategy

 Moscow ---- working on Donetsk road 
infrastructure development strategy
October 13th, 11:51am (DAN)
 Moscow region authorities plan to help Donetsk develop
 its road network and facilities, the Donetsk City Hall 
press service said on Friday.
“The sponsor region (Moscow) and the Donetsk
administration, are jointly working on a
strategy ------
 to restore and develop
the city’s road 
infrastructure and
to renew its fleet 
of passenger
the press service
told the 
News Agency.
The work is being carried out within the framework of the 
agreement on trade and economic, technical and cultural 
cooperation between the governments of Moscow and 
the Donetsk People’s Republic.
Earlier this year, Donetsk received 35 
NEFAZ and LiAZ large capacity buses.

Four DPR towns -- to have  new cinemas by yearend

Four DPR towns -- to have 
new cinemas by yearend
 October 12th, 6:46pm (DAN) 
New cinemas will start operation in the town of Zhdanovka, 
Snezhnoye, Khartsyzsk and Starobeshevo by the end of
 this year, Donetsk People’s Republic Deputy Prime
Minister, Larisa Tolstykina, said on Thursday.
“In 2023, five modern cinema houses were launched in the 
Republic, with the assistance of the Russian Culture 
Ministry and Cinema Foundation,” Tolstykina said. 
“Residents of Yenakiyevo, and Shakhtyorsk, and the
 Pershotravenevoye, Volodarskoye and Novoazovsk 
districts --- have the opportunity to see new films
the date of their release. We plan to launch 
cinemas in other towns: Zhdanovka, 
Snezhnoye, Khartsyzsk 
and Starobeshevo.”
The new cinema houses have run 1,500 films gathering more
 than 12,000 viewers. Cinema attendance sharply increased 
during the Cinema Night all-Russia action when viewers 
had the opportunity to watch the key Russian films for
 free: Cherburashka, The Challenge and the 
Righteous Man.
In late summer, a modern cinema house and a cinema
 museum.... opened at the Alexander Khanzhonkov 
Shakhtyorsk college of Cinema and Television.

Two Telmanovo hospital buildings  restored ------ repairs ongoing

Two Telmanovo hospital buildings
 restored ------ repairs ongoing
October 10th, 1:06pm (DAN)
 Repairs have been completed on two buildings of the 
Telmanovo district hospital, local authorities told the 
Donetsk News Agency on Tuesday.
“The contractor has renovated the outpatient clinic and 
the department of obstetrics and gynecology and is 
now working on the main building, ” said district 
administration head Natalia Velikodnaya.  
“Facade tiling, interior finish and utility line installation have 
been carried out in the outpatient clinic; roof and frontage 
renovation and replacement of doors and windows are 
underway in the main building.”
Furniture and medical equipment have already been brought
 into the repaired buildings. The project is sponsored by the 
Moscow region.
Velikodnaya earlier told DAN, that the sponsor planned to
 restore all the three hospital buildings. The facilities will 
be repaired one by one, so that doctors can continue 
seeing patients.
The Telmanovo hospital had been damaged by artillery 
fire six times...... before the frontline was pushed away.

DPR adopts program to  improve rural medicine

DPR adopts program to 
improve rural medicine
October 10th, 12:50pm (DAN)
 Donetsk People’s Republic authorities have approved a
 regional program to modernize primary care, the DPR 
government reported on its official website.
Under the document, the program will be implemented in 
the period from 2023 to 2025. It is aimed at increasing 
the availability and quality of primary care in rural 
areas and small towns. 
The idea is to bring medical services closer...... to places of 
residence, study and work and improve the accessibility of
 medical organizations including for people with disabilities.
The DPR healthcare, construction and transport ministries
 are joining the program, which will be funded from the
 Republic’s budget.
The regional government adopted the resolution on
 modernizing primary care on October 3. It came 
into force on October 9. 

310,000 DPR residents have pensions recalculated ---  under Russian norms

310,000 DPR residents have
pensions recalculated --- 
under Russian norms
October 9th, 6:17pm (DAN)
 Pensions have been recalculated under Russian norms 
for over 310,000 residents of the Donetsk People’s
 Republic, regional Deputy Prime Minister,
Tolstykina, said on Monday.
The work to review pensions under Russian laws was
 launched on March 1, 2023,” Tolstykina said. “As of 
now, payments have been recalculated for almost 
310,000 pensioners.”
Earlier reports said that Russia’s Social Fund would 
allocate more than 16 trillion rubles for the
payment of pensions and benefits 
in 2024.
On February 17, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed 
a federal law on pensions in the Donetsk and Lugansk 
People’s Republics and the Zaporozhye and Kherson
 regions. The law launched the transition to the 
Russian pension system starting March 1. 
The persons eligible for pensions are women and men 
who have reached the retirement age of 58 and 63, 
respectively, and have a Russian passport with 
residence registration.

2,000 apartment buildings restored  in DRP — Construction Ministry

2,000 apartment buildings restored
 in DRP — Construction Ministry
October 9th, 6:16pm (DAN)
 More than 2,000 apartment buildings have been repaired in 
the Donetsk People’s Republic with the assistance of the
 Russian Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities, 
the Ministry’s press service told the Donetsk News 
Agency on Monday.
“As many as 2,151 apartment houses have been rebuilt; 42 
have been built from scratch over the whole period of work 
in the DPR,” it said adding that country was implementing 
the largest construction projects in the new regions.
Earlier reports on Monday said that more than 1,600 
kilometres of heat supply networks in the DPR had 
been prepared for the coming heating season.

Investigative Committee branches  in new regions send 700 criminal  cases to courts in 2023

Investigative Committee branches
 in new regions send 700 criminal
 cases to courts in 2023
October 6th, 1:16pm (DAN) 
Some 700 crime and corruption cases, have been sent to
 courts by the Investigative Committee (SK) departments
 in the new regions since the beginning of this year, the 
SK press service reported on Friday. 
“SK chairman Alexander Bastrykin received the reports at the 
SK session in Lugansk on investigators’ work in the Donetsk 
and Lugansk People’s Republics and the Zaporozhye and 
Kherson regions,” the press service reported. “Some
 700 cases have been brought to courts this year, 
including crime and corruption cases.’
Bastrykin urged to continue the efforts in prosecuting officials 
from Ukraine’s military and political leadership and step up 
the work on estimating the damage caused by Ukrainian 
aggression and identifying the bodies of civilians and 
servicemen killed in the conflict.
The SK set up its department in Donetsk in August 2022. 
After the accession of the new regions to Russia, 
Bastrykin ordered, on October 10th, 2022, to 
establish SK branches in these territories.


Donetsk residents... told about 
changes in the city --------- after
joining the Russian Federation
 September 30th, 6:13pm
In honour of the anniversary of the annexation of 
new territories to Russia, residents of Donetsk 
on September 30 told Izvestia correspondent 
Sergey Prudnikov about the changes that 
have taken place in the city.
"I really like that we started doing household chores, 
roads made. The main thing --- is that a start has 
been made," said one of the residents.
Donetsk residents also pointed to a decrease in the 
number of attacks — according to them, the city 
has become calmer and quieter. In addition, 
the restoration of destroyed facilities and
 the construction of new ones,
 have begun.
Many residents also expressed hope for future changes 
and work to restore the city. According to them, life is 
beginning to improve.
"Life has become much better, transport has appeared, 
buses have been replaced with new, beautiful ones, 
and water has been provided," said one of the 
residents of Donetsk.
On the same day, a rally-concert was also held in Moscow 
on Red Square in honour of the Day of Reunification of 
the new regions with Russia. Thousands of Russians 
gathered on the main square of the capital with 
Russian flags. Residents of Makiivka, Horlivka 
and Donetsk... also arrived there. They note
that they wanted and have been waiting
for this event.... for a long time.
Earlier in the day - Putin said in his congratulatory message 
that the regions showed courage and unyielding character, 
even though they were being intimidated. Putin also 
thanked all the citizens of the country for their 
solidarity and patriotic spirit.
On September 28, the Russian leader signed a law on
 celebrating the Day of reunification of new regions 
with the Russian Federation on September 30.
 Corresponding changes were made to the 
law "On Days of military glory and 
memorable dates of Russia".
The Federal Constitutional Law ---- on the admission of 
the liberated regions to the Russian Federation -- was 
signed on October 5, 2022. Before that in the period
 from 23 to 27 September, referendums on joining 
Russia were held. 
According to the law, residents of the republics of 
Donbass, Kherson and Zaporizhia regions --- are 
recognized as Russian citizens --- from the day
they became part of the Russian Federation.

President signs law on celebrating  the Day of Reunification between  the new regions and Russia

President signs law on celebrating 
the Day of Reunification between 
the new regions and Russia
September 29th, 8:19am (DAN)
President Vladimir Putin has signed a law - establishing 
the commemorative date in honour of the reunification 
between the new regions and Russia (September 30). 
The document is published on the legal acts website.
 “September 30 is Day of Reunification between the 
Donetsk People’s Republic, the Lugansk People’s 
Republic, the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions 
and the Russian Federation (2022),” the 
document says.
The law, signed on September 28, enters
 into force on the date of publication.


New regions of Russia. 
Results of the first year
September 29th, 10:20pm
by Margarita Semenyuk
The new regions --- summed up the results of the first year of 
reunification with Russia. Thousands of residential buildings 
have been renovated, new roads have been laid, and cities 
are returning to peaceful life. The achievements were
 appreciated – after the election of the heads of 
regions, all acting heads of their regions 
were appointed.
Hundreds of kilometres of roads, new and renovated schools 
and kindergartens, universities, cultural facilities, hospitals. 
The achievements for the year - are impressive.
"This is road repair – and we are already seeing completely 
different roads – this includes agriculture, food security – 
this applies to residents of the Donetsk People's 
Republic -- and the country as a whole," says 
Denis Pushilin, head of the Donetsk 
People's Republic.
Now, it is important - to fill the staff with highly qualified 
employees - doctors, teachers, managers. Thousands
 of specialists from all over Russia, worked in the
regions --- throughout the year.
"During this time.... more than a thousand apartment buildings
 have been restored. In Alchevsk, the first three new buildings 
have been completed, more than 60 medical institutions have
 been restored, today they are equipped with the most 
modern medical equipment, the ambulance fleet has 
been updated by almost 80%," says Leonid 
Pasechnik, head of the Luhansk 
People's Republic.
Regional authorities pay a lot of attention to attracting 
investors and entrepreneurs. Working in a free 
economic zone is much easier – there are 
benefits, and a lot of issues can be
 resolved much faster.
 Industrial Donbass – both in the Soviet and post-Soviet 
space - is a powerful locomotive of industry. And the 
task is to revive and launch the entire production 
base: mechanical engineering, chemical and 
metallurgical industries, and re-develop 
the Azov water area – fishing 
and tourism.
This year ---- also marked a new historical milestone for 
Zaporizhia region. The healthcare sector is developing 
progressively. New medical equipment, professional 
development of specialists, delivery of medicines 
at a social price. 
During the year, seven medical institutions were renovated 
here, 29 are in the process. They also revived the system 
of medical examinations, which did not exist under the
 previous government. The whole of Russia helps.
"Every district in our country today receives huge help from
 their bosses, who were the decision of the President and
 the Cabinet of Ministers of the Russian Federation. It is 
mainly related to those issues that were not taken into
 account in the budget," says Yevhen Balytsky, 
Governor of Zaporizhia region.
The development vector is not only to restore all production,
 but also to introduce the latest technologies. Now --- the
 Zaporozhye region's own income, is 10 billion rubles.
By the anniversary of the reunification, the results of the year 
were summed up in the Kherson region. For example, more
than 40 thousand Kherson residents --- purchased new 
housing under state certificates. Almost 90 thousand
residents receive regional pensions, 34 thousand 
people – federal. Tens of thousands of people
are provided with social benefits.

149 kindergartens  repaired in DPR  since 2022

149 kindergartens
 repaired in DPR 
since 2022
September 27th, 9:44am (DAN) 
Construction companies have repaired 149 kindergartens in 
the Donetsk People’s Republic since the beginning of 2022, 
the press service of the Education and Science Ministry 
told the Donetsk News Agency on Wednesday.
“Eighty-seven kindergartens were restored last 
year... and 62 in 2023,” the press service said.
Russia marks Day of Educator on September 27. It was
established less than a decade ago at the imitative of
  preschool education workers, who wanted to have
a professional holiday. 
This date has been marked at kindergartens and nurseries
across the country since it received official status in 2016.

Central Makeyevka --- to  have new neighbourhood

Central Makeyevka --- to 
have new neighborhood
September 26th, 12:07pm (DAN)
 Donetsk People’s Republic Acting Prime Minister Yevgeny
 Solntsev said that a new neighbourhood will be built in 
the centre of Makeyevka.
“The town’s central park is uncomfortable and ill-kept; there’s
 the smell of stagnant water in the air. There are several two-
storey houses in advanced state of disrepair in the adjacen
 street,” Solntsev said adding that he had asked local
 residents how they felt about having a 
neighborhood built in this place.
“The idea was supported, so I instructed our Construction 
Ministry to come up with a development plan,” he said.
The official also said, that Makeyevka’s main park had to be 
modernized. “I see two ways: to put up a park development 
project for a contest or find an investor; we’ll be working 
on both options,” he said.
Makeyevka’s history is traced to the first mentioning in 1690 
of the Yasinovka settlement, which is now part of the town. 
Several hundred thousand people live in Makeyevka, famous 
for its industrial giants including a steel mill and a coking 
plant. In 2020, it became the first settlement in 
the DPR, to be awarded the title of 
Labour Glory Town.

Denis Pushilin - elected Head  of Donetsk People’s Republic

Denis Pushilin - elected Head 
of Donetsk People’s Republic
September 23rd, 9:03am (DAN) 
The Donetsk People’s Republic parliament, has 
elected Denis Pushiln as Head of the Republic.
Under the DPR Constitution which was adopted
after the Republic’s accession to Russia, the
regional parliament elects the DPR Head 
for a term of five years.
President Vladimir Putin presented three candidates 
for regional leader: DPR Acting Head Denis Pushilin 
(nominated by the ruling United Russia party), 
Andrey Kramar (head of the regional branch 
of the Liberal Democracy Party of Russia) 
& Kazbek Taisayev (Russian parliament
member, representing the Communists.)
After the Saturday vote, Pushilin took the oath of 
allegiance to the people and the Constitutions 
of Russia and the DPR.
The DPR Head is the senior executive official who protects 
the rights and freedoms of man and citizen, ensures the 
functioning and interaction of government bodies, 
forms the regional government,  sets the main 
guidelines for regional development -- and 
represents the regions in relations with 
the Russian president, Federal 
Assembly, government, State 
Council... and other bodies, 
organizations or officials. 
He has the right to sign agreements and 
treaties, on behalf of the Republic.
Denis Pushilin, a veteran Donbass protest movement leader,
 has headed the DPR since 2018. He was born in 
Makeyevka into a family of factory workers. 
Pushilin studied at the Donbass National Academy of Civil 
Engineering and Architecture. In 2020, he graduated from 
the Donetsk Academy of Management and Public 
Administration. He stood --- at the origins of the 
movement against the Ukrainian government 
overthrow and participated in the 
proclamation of the Donetsk 
People’s Republic.
In the spring and summer of 2014, he had executive jobs in 
the interim government and Supreme Council. In November 
2014, he was elected deputy speaker of the regional 
parliament, and in September 2015, he was elected 
parliament speaker. 
He represented the DPR at the Minsk talks in 2014-2018. 
Pushilin led the region after the death of the DPR’s first 
Head, Alexander Zakharchenko. 
Following the Republic’s accession to Russia, he was
appointed DPR Acting Head. Pushilin is married,
with three daughters.

commemorative  coin in memory of the entry of new regions  into the Russian Federation

The Central Bank - issued a commemorative 
coin in memory of the entry of new regions
 into the Russian Federation
by Matvey Ignatiev
September 22nd, 1:20pm
The Central Bank issued a commemorative coin 
dedicated to the entry of new regions into the 
Russian Federation
The Central Bank of the Russian Federation issued a 
commemorative coin with a face value of 3 rubles 
"Entry into the Russian Federation of the Donetsk People's 
Republic, Luhansk People's Republic, Zaporizhia region 
and Kherson region "in the series "Historical events". 
This is stated in a press release on the website of 
the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.
It is noted, that the coin is made of 925 sterling silver, has 
a round shape with a diameter of 39 mm. Made by "proof"
 quality. The circulation will be 3 thousand units.
On the reverse side of the coin --- is a stylized image of the
 Constitution of the Russian Federation, revealed in Article 
65, and the names of the regions that became part of the
 Russian Federation following the results of referendums 
last Autumn.
On September 8, the Central Bank of the Russian Federation
 issued a gold investment coin "St. George the Victorious" 
with a face value of 50 rubles. The coin is made of 999 
gold, the circulation was 150 thousand pieces. 
On the front side of the new banknote is a relief coat of arms 
of Russia, on the reverse side - St. George on horseback, 
striking a snake with a spear.
Earlier, the Central Bank dispelled four myths: about 
new banknotes in denominations of 5 and 10 rubles.

All 615 polling stations in DPR  begin operation, no incidents  reported

 1.9 million people ---- vote in 
DPR parliamentary election
Donetsk, September 11th, 10am (DAN)
 Nearly 1.9 people have voted in the election to the Donetsk 
People’s Republic parliament, DPR Election Commission 
Chairman Vladimir Vysotsky said on Monday.
The United Russia party won 74 of
 90 seats in the DPR parliament.
“The number of people on voter lists as of the end of 
ballot-casting, made up 2,013,774,” Vysotsky said. 
“District commissions received as
 many as 1,899,712 ballot papers.”
The Republic held early voting from September 31 through
 September 7. The main voting days in the parliamentary
 and municipal elections were September 8 — 10. 
For DPR residents who were away from home, voting was
arranged at exterritorial polling stations in other regions
of the country.

Teaching profession  increasingly popular  in DPR

Teaching profession 
increasingly popular
 in DPR
September 6th, 12:41pm (DAN)
The number of prospective students wishing to enroll in
teacher training programs has increased by 10 percent 
in the Donetsk People’s Republic compared with 2022, 
the DPR Education & Science Ministry press service
told the Donetsk News Agency.
“As many as 1,815 applications were submitted for teacher 
training programs in 2023, up 161 (10 percent) from 2022,” 
the press service said.
The Ministry explained it by higher pay in the education sector
 and new motivation measures for teachers, such as contests 
and prize money.
In March, DPR authorities increased the wage fund 
and salaries of public sector employees.

50 Yasinovataya children to  go to school in Chelyabinsk

50 Yasinovataya children to 
go to school in Chelyabinsk
September 1st, 1:35pm (DAN)
Yasinovataya schoolchildren will study in the Chelyabinsk 
region because of the difficult military situation in the 
town, Yasinovataya mayor Dmitry Shevchenko 
told the Donetsk News Agency.
“Our schools do not provide onsite training for well-known 
reasons, so we’ve launched a program to send our 
children to study in the Chelyabinsk region,” 
Shevchenko said.
The authorities have agreed changing school with 
the parents of some 50 children, he added.
Yasinovataya, a regional railway hub, is located 
20 kilometres north of Donetsk. It has been a
 frontline town since 2014 and comes under 
Ukrainian artillery fire almost every day.

Back wages, worth 820 million  rubles paid to DPR coalminers

Back wages, worth 820 million 
rubles paid to DPR coalminers
August 29th, 3:53pm (DAN)
 A 820-million-ruble wage debt has been paid to workers 
of eight coal mining companies in the Donetsk People’s
 Republic following supervisory agencies’ intervention, 
the Federal Service for Labour and Employment  
(Rostrud) press service reported on Tuesday.
“The Southwestern Regional Labour Inspectorate checked 
eight coal industry enterprises on prosecutors’ demand,” 
the press service said. “Measures were taken towards 
clearing a 820-million-ruble wage debt.”
Wage arrears were reported in the spring at such companies 
as Komsomolets Donbassa, Donetsk Coal Energy Company 
and Mospino Coal Processing Enterprise.  
Donetsk People’s Republic authorities joined the efforts 
to resolve the problem, using federal resources. DPR 
Acting Head, Denis Pushilin, kept track of the 
backpay issue.

Mariupol maritime lyceum renovated

Mariupol maritime
lyceum renovated
August 29th, 10:57am (DAN)
The “Single Customer in the Field of Construction” and a 
contractor, have finished the renovation of the Maritime
 Lyceum in Mariupol, the press service of the state-
owned company told the Donetsk News Agency 
on Tuesday.
“The total restored area reaches some 5,000 square metres; 
the school can provide training to 300 students,” the press
 service said. “Workers restored and reinforced all load 
bearing structures, refinished rooms and replaced
windows, the roof and service lines.”
On September 1, the school will admit new students 
and hold the traditional “Day of Knowledge” 
start-of-the school year ceremony.
The workers also installed CCTV and access control 
systems and upgraded the food unit, gym and 
classrooms, the company said.
The Maritime Lyceum was founded in 1992. It offers 
vocational training to schoolchildren in grades 7 
to 10, both to girls and boys. The school was 
damaged during the 2022 fighting.

 Central Donetsk square to be  named after Russian sponsor

 Central Donetsk square to be 
named after Russian sponsor
August 24th, 8:04pm (DAN)
 “Kremlin Square” will be built at the intersection of
 Univesitetskaya and Bogdan Khmelnitsky Streets 
in central Donetsk, city mayor Alexey Kulemzin
 said on Thursday.
The Donetsk People Republic launched an action on
 National Flag Day --- to rename public places in 
appreciation of help from sponsor regions, 
he said.  In Donetsk, “Kremlin Square” 
was the preferred option ------ in 
Kulemzin’s poll on Telegram, 
which involved more than 
1,700 people.
“All Donetsk residents are immensely grateful to our 
Moscow friends; the memory of brotherly help will 
be eternalized,” he said.
Makeyevka to relaunch - the
department store fountain
August 24th, 2:35pm (DAN) 
The fountain at the south entrance of Makeyevka 
department store.... will be restored, town mayor 
Vladislav Klyucharov, told the Donetsk
 News Agency.
Klyucharov earlier announced plans to rebuild 
the department store, which was badly 
damaged by fire in 2008.
“The fountain will be repaired as part of 
the urban infrastructure development,” 
he said.
The five-storey Soviet-era department store in central 
Makeyevka, currently has retail outlets on the first 
floor and in the basement.  The burnt frontage is
covered by banners. The fountain at the south 
entrance, one of the largest in the town, 
has not worked for 15 years.
Russian Highways to repair 10
 kilometres of Starobeshevo 
district road
August 24th, 2:32pm (DAN) 
The regional branch of the Russian Highways company 
(Avtodor) plans to repair more than ten kilometres of 
the Novoyekaterinovka-Kumachovo road, in the 
Starobeshevo district this year, the Donetsk 
People’s Republic Transport Ministry 
reported on Thursday.
“It’s an important road linking Starobeshevo with several
 settlements in the district and a school bus route,” the
 Ministry said, adding that 30 workers and 18 pieces 
of road construction equipment, will carry out 
pothole repairs.
Earlier reports said that Avtodor had restored the road 
infrastructure in central Yasinovataya and launched 
repairs of the road to Gorlovka.

Mariupol port sends  grain ship to Russia

Mariupol port sends 
grain ship to Russia
August 23rd, 12:17pm (DAN)
 Another grain vessel has sailed from the Mariupol seaport,  
the regional Transport Ministry reported on Wednesday.
“A new vessel loaded with 1,300 tons of wheat has left for 
Rostov-on-Don, ” the press service said. “The port has
 transferred more than 74,000 tons of cargoes since 
the beginning of this year including construction
 materials and grain.”
The Mariupol port resumed operation in late May 2022, as it
dispatched the first vessel - with a load of metal products -
to the Rostov region.   In early May, DPR Acting Head, 
Denis Pushilin, announced that the first ship had 
been loaded with grain at the Mariupol port.

Crimea sends prefabricated  houses --- to Mariupol port

Crimea sends prefabricated 
houses --- to Mariupol port
August 22nd, 1:07pm (DAN)
 A vessel chartered by the RosKapstroy construction 
company - has delivered to Mariupol a new batch of
prefabricated houses, produced in Crimea, the 
Russian Construction Ministry press service
 reported on Tuesday.
“One apartment building can be assembled from three 
prefabricated home kits” --- the Ministry said. A kit 
includes concrete wall sections, elevator shafts,
ventilation units, stairways and broadsteps. 

The ship arrived in Mariupol,
 from Sevastopol.
The Mariupol port resumed operations in late May 2022 as it 
dispatched the first vessel with a load of metal products to 
the Rostov region.   In May 2023, DPR Acting Head, Denis 
Pushilin announced that the first ship had been loaded 
with grain in the Mariupol port.

Moscow to supply 30 low-floor  buses to Donetsk by year-end

Moscow to supply 30 low-floor 
buses to Donetsk by year-end
 August 21st, 5:36pm (DAN)
Donetsk is expecting 30 new low-floor buses from its 
sponsor region this year to replenish its public 
transport fleet, the City Hall told the 
Donetsk News Agency.
The existing network of routes in Donetsk is based on
 community recommendations and currently meets 
city folks needs, the City Hall said. Damage to 
transport infrastructure and a shortage of 
drivers and vehicles, result in longer 
intervals between bus runs and 
suspended bus lines.
DPR Acting Head Denis Pushilin earlier ordered the 
authorities to put public transport in order since
passengers’ complains about its poor sanitary 
and technical condition. City residents also 
asked to increase the number of bus runs 
and extend the operating hours. More
 buses have been added to Routes 
16, 20, 20A and 20B.
Inspectors noted certain improvements following two-week 
checks of public transport vehicles in Donetsk and other 
towns in the Republic.
Earlier reports said that Yasinovataya authorities
 launched a bus link with Donetsk ---- after an 
18-month pause.

Unusual monument in Mariupol  honours Russian builders

Unusual monument in Mariupol 
honours Russian builders
 August 21st, 11:56am (DAN)
 An excavator has been installed on a pedestal next to the 
Nevsky neighbourhood in western Mariupol in gratitude 
to the Russian construction workers who helped to
rebuild the maritime city.
Several years ago, a monument to the white Kamaz truck 
was installed in Ilovaisk. It is a symbol of the Russian 
Emergency Situations Ministry convoys that 
delivered dozens of thousand tons of 
relief supplies to the region during
the conflict.
A snow cleaning tram due to be installed in Mariupol after
 renovation, will expand the list of unusual monuments
 in the Donetsk People’s Republic.

Makeyevka mine  launches new  coal face

Makeyevka mine 
launches new 
coal face
August 18th, 1:55pm (DAN)
 The Gornyak-95 enterprise in Makeyevka has formally 
launched a new face with an estimated daily output
 of 150,000 tons of high grade coking coal, the 
Town Hall press service told the Donetsk 
News Agency on Friday.
''The coal bed is 0.75 metre high and 200 metres long; 
the depth of excavation, is 356 to 400 metres. The 
ceremony was attended by company executives,
local officials ....and representatives of the 
Donetsk People’s Republic Coal & Energy 
Ministry,'' the press service said.
Gornyak-95 has been operating since 1898. It produces 
K-grade coal for coking plants in the DPR and other 
Russian regions.
Earlier this week, the first coal mine in the DPR
 obtained a license to retrain personnel.

571 war monuments  restored in DPR  in 2023

571 war monuments 
restored in DPR
 in 2023
 August 18th, 11:06am (DAN)
 Five hundred and seventy-one Great Patriotic War
 monuments and memorial premises have been 
repaired in the Donetsk People’s Republic this 
year, DPR Acting Deputy Prime Minister,
 Larisa Tolstykina, said on Friday.
“Another nine monuments have been renovated in
 Debaltsevo, Yenakiyevo, Makeyevka, Torez, 
Khartsyzsk, Zugres, Pershotravnevoye and 
Telmanovo district, ” Tolstykina said,
noting the active help from the
sponsor regions.
Annual monument repairs in the DPR, are a tribute 
to the fellow countrymen who died for a peaceful 
future of the Motherland, she said.

DPR approves plan for  inclusive education,  children’s recreation

1.6 billion rubles of budget money to be 
reallocated for equipping DPR schools
August 18th, 10:33am (DAN) 
The Donetsk People’s Republic government will amend 
the DPR budget law 2023 to reallocate over 1.6 billion
 rubles for equipping science classrooms in regional 
schools, an official said on Friday.
 It is also planned to purchase more textbooks -- including 
history textbooks for grades 10 and 11 edited by Vladimir 
Medinsky. The amendments have been submitted to the 
regional parliament, DPR Prime Ministerm Yevgeny 
Solntsev, said.
Earlier, the DPR government approved a plan 
for inclusive education and children’s 
recreation and health improvement.

300 infrastructure facilities
to be rebuilt in Makeyevka,
August 18th, 9:39am (DAN)
 “Single Customer in the Field of Construction” Director 
General Karen Oganesyan has checked infrastructure 
repairs and rebuilding in Makeyevka, the Town Hall 
reported on Friday.
“Oganesyan and Donetsk People’s Republic Housing and
 Utilities Minister Nikolay Tsiganov visited Makeyevka to
 meet with contractors and inspect rebuilding progress
 at the school and apartment buildings damaged in 
July 4 artillery strikes,” the report said.
The “Single Customer” is building and repairing more than
 300 houses and social infrastructure facilities in Donetsk
 and Makeyevka.
Earlier reports said that the company had finished frontage
works on the active treatment hospital in Mariupol - and 
begun the installation of a modern ventilation system 
for its in-patient facility.

1.6 billion rubles of budget money to be  reallocated for equipping DPR school

DPR approves plan for 
inclusive education, 
children’s recreation
 August 18th, 9:23am (DAN)
The Donetsk People’s Republic government -- has approved 
an integrated plan for inclusive general and supplementary
education and children’s recreation & health improvement 
until 2023, DPR Prime Minister, Yevgeny Solntsev, said
on Friday.
“A psychologically comfortable remedial and ‘barrier-free’ 
environment has to be created for children with special
 care needs,” Solntsev said. The approved measures
 provide for teaching aids and didactic materials, 
education system infrastructure development, 
outreach programs and the social adaptation 
of children.
The DPR Education and Science Ministry, 
will coordinate the plan's implementation.

Road from DPR to Crimea.... fully repaired, Avtodor says

Road from DPR to Crimea....
fully repaired, Avtodor says
August 17th, 9:41am (DAN)
Specialists of the Russian Highways State Company 
(Avtodor) have repaired the road that runs through
the Donetsk People’s Republic --- to Crimea, the 
Avtodor press service reported on Thursday.
 “The company has repaired over 60 kilometres 
of the road --- in three months,”
the press service said. 

“It laid more than half a million square metres of 
asphalt, installed some 4,000 lineal metres of 
guard rails... and more than 10,000 linear 
metres of curb stones.”
Avtodor also put up 19 bus stops and built more than 2,000 
square metres of pavement in the territory adjacent to the 
road. Repairs of the road to Crimea in the Kherson and
 Zaporozhye regions... are ongoing, it said. 
One of the key land routes to the peninsular runs from
 Taganrog via Mariupol. its length is 387 kilometres.

Yasinovataya authorities arrange  rehabilitation for 250 relatives  of killed servicemen

Yasinovataya authorities arrange
 rehabilitation for 250 relatives 
of killed servicemen
 August 16th, 8:42am (DAN)
 Some 250 relatives of fallen servicemen and utility company 
personnel, in the town of Yasinovataya, have taken a health 
improvement course on the Sea of Azov coast in 
Berdyansk... local administration head Dmitry 
Shevchenko told the Donetsk News Agency.
“We’ve launched a program for the families of killed servicemen
 and utility companies employees this summer,” Shevchenko
 said. “Some 250 people belonging to this category
--- recreated in Berdyansk.”
The authorities covered the travel and accommodation 
costs. The Town Hall received many letters of thanks
 for the arrangement of such trips, the mayor said.


 quickly restore power
 to 6,000 Donetsk customers 
after Kiev artillery strikes
August 16th, 11:07am (DAN)
Regional Power Supply Company specialists -- have restored 
electricity to two districts of Donetsk in less than two hours 
after the outages caused by Ukrainian artillery fire, the
 Donetsk People’s Republic Fuel and Energy Ministry 
reported on Wednesday.
”Power was restored at 11:28 to 6,400 customers in the
Kievsky and Kuibyshevsky districts,” the Ministry said.
The electrical substations in the 
affected area went offline at 9:48.
Ukrainian forces have delivered more than ten strikes at 
Donetsk, Gorlovka and Yasinovataya on Wednesday, 
said the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination 
of issues related to Ukraine’s war crimes.

1,400 homes restored in Mariupol  single family residential area

1,400 homes restored in Mariupol 
single family residential area
 August 15th, 1:30pm (DAN)
 Mariupol mayor Oleg Morgun has checked the progress in 
the rebuilding of the city’s single family neighborhoods
 on Tuesday, the City Hall press service reported.
Almost 1,400 war-damaged single family homes have already 
been repaired in the city, the press service told the Donetsk 
News Agency.
Construction teams bring together more than 180 people, 
mostly local residents who got jobs through the 
Employment Centre.   Their monthly pay is 
some 50,000 rubles. More than 100 
rebuilding projects are being 
implemented in Mariupol, 
the City Hall said.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin earlier 
said that a Mariupol airport rebuilding survey is 
scheduled for 2026.
Repairs on second building of 
Volnovakha hospital enter 
final stage
August 15th, 11:19am (DAN)
 The “Single Customer in the Field of Construction has 
finished insulation works at the 2nd building of the 
Central District Hospital in Volnovakha, the press
 service of the state-owned company told the 
Donetsk News Agency on Tuesday.
“Repairs are running on an area of more than 
4,000 square metres, ” the press service said.
“Specialists have installed new windows and doors, 
replaced the roof and reinforced the foundation and 
walls.” They are now completing the installation of 
service lines and finishing hospital rooms.
The repairs of the treatment and neurology blocks are 
ongoing. The hospital rebuilding project involves more 
than 150 construction company personnel.
Earlier reports said that the “Single Customer” 
had renovated a three-storey building of the
Volnovakha District Hospital.

DPR parliament passes law  on local government bodies

DPR parliament passes law 
on local government bodies
August 14th, 3:11pm (DAN)
The Donetsk People’s Republic parliament has approved the 
1st and 2nd readings of the law on local self-rule on Monday, 
the parliament said, in a press release received by the 
Donetsk News Agency. 
“The document, drawn in accordance with the Constitutions 
of the Russian Federation & the Donetsk People’s Republic,
sets the legal, territorial, financial & economic principles
of local self-rule in the Republic,” said Alexey Sukhinin,
the DPR Head’s representative in parliament.
It also regulates municipal control, assessment of 
local government bodies’ performance and direct
participation in self-rule by the population.
The law -- in the main -- will come in force on 
September the 10th, 2023, except for those 
provisions effective on other dates.

The Yasinovataya multi-functional  centre project is halfway finished

The Yasinovataya multi-functional 
centre project is halfway finished
August 14th, 9:01am (DAN)
The construction of two multi-functional public
services centres in the frontline town of
Yasinovatya is due to be completed by
September, Yasinovataya's mayor,
Shevchenko, told the
Donetsk News Agency
on Monday.
“To meet the end-of-the-month deadline, the work continues
- even at the weekends and in the evenings,” Shevchenko 
said, adding that he visits the construction sites
almost every day, to check on progress.
The town launched the construction of two
multi-functional public services centres in
Ordzhonikidze & Leningradkaya Streets
in June. 

At present, the Yasinovataya residents have
 to travel to other towns to get  documents
they need.
Yasinovataya is located 21 kilometres north of Donetsk. 
It is a key railway hub in the Donetsk People’s Republic.

The town has come under Ukrainian artillery
almost every day ----- since 2014.
“My Documents” is a multi-functional centre -- which 
provides one-stop shop state & municipal services
to both persons... and legal entities.

Performers to donate Donbass  tour earnings for Donetsk  Circus repairs

Performers to donate Donbass 
tour earnings for Donetsk 
Circus repairs
Donetsk, August 10th, 11:36am (DAN)
 Russian State Circus Company (Rosgostsirk) performers 
will give more than two million rubles worth of their 
Donbass tour pay to the Donetsk Circus “Kosmos” 
which is currently being rebuilt, the Rosgostsirk 
 press service said.
“Rosgostirsk performers have regularly toured new Russian 
territories since 2022; the first tent circus in Mariupol’s 
contemporary history has performed to packed 
houses starting June 10, 2023,” the press 
service said. 
“The performers will donate all their earnings, currently worth
 2.3 million rubles, to the administration of the Donetsk Circus
- which is under repairs.”
The mobile tent circus will close its summer season
 in Mariupol on September 24. It also performed
 in Lugansk. 

Mine supports designed in DPR  to substitute counterparts  from US, China, Germany

Mine supports designed in DPR
 to substitute counterparts 
from US, China, Germany
Donetsk, August 10th, 10:54am (DAN)
Powered supports for coal faces up to 4.1 metres high
 designed in the Donetsk People’s Republic are no 
worse than foreign counterparts and can 
substitute them, DPR Science and 
Technology Committee Chairman 
Oleg Demchenko told the 
Donetsk News Agency
 on Thursday.
“Designing high-level mining equipment is our strong point 
in research and development,” Demchenko said. “The 
immediate priority is to design and produce 
competitive machines --- which will be 
supplied to coal producers in the
Russian regions, Kazakhstan 
and other countries.”
In Russia, a considerable number of coal faces are equipped
 with powered supports supplied by Poland, German, the 
USA, and China, he said. 
A double coal drill auger is being designed for thin and gently
 inclined beds of coal mines in the Donetsk and Lugansk 
People’s Republics and the Rostov region where 
standard equipment cannot ensure profitable 
production, Demchenko said.
The Donetsk News Agency earlier reported that 
three DPR institutes had designed a cutting-
edge coal-mining machine.

Mariupol and Grozhny become twin cities

Mariupol & Grozny 
become twin cities
Donetsk, August 8th, 12:03pm (DAN)
Mariupol and Grozny have signed an agreement on 
a twin city relationship, maritime city mayor,
Oleg Morgun, said on Tuesday.
“The document envisions broad cooperation, including 
the development of economic and cultural ties,”
Morgun said, on Telegram. 
“The signing ceremony was attended by Chechnya
government chairman, Muslinm Khuchiyev and 
Donetsk People’s Republic government 
chairman, Yevgeny Solntsev.”
The mayor said that, together with the guests, he unveiled 
the memorial plaques - honouring Major-General Vladimir 
Frolov (call sign “Shaman”), who was killed in action on 
March 10th, 2022 - and the Ilyich Metallurgical Works
administration personnel, who fell in battles for 
freedom, during the Great Patriotic war.
A delegation from Chechnya, arrived in the DPR 
earlier on a working visit --- as the two regions 
agreed to cooperate.

Samara region to repair 60  facilities in Snezhnoye  this year

Samara region to repair 60
 facilities in Snezhnoye
 this year
August 7th,1:07pm (DAN)
 More than 60 infrastructure facilities will be repaired in the 
town of Snezhnoye in the Donetsk People’s Republic, 
with the assistance of Russia’s Samara region, by 
yearend, Snezhnoye mayor, Sergey Yermakov, 
told the Donetsk News Agency on Monday.
“The sponsor region is doing a lot of work -- to repair social 
infrastructure facilities and roads,” Yermakov said adding 
that the repairs on two schools, will be completed soon.
The Samara region government and Snezhnoye authorities
signed a cooperation agreement, in May 2022.  The 
sponsor sent specialized vehicles, ambulances, 
computers, school textbooks, water and 
foodstuffs to Snezhnoye, as part of
 the assistance.
Pushilin criticizes DPR hotlines,
 ...orders to improve situation
August 7th, 11:43am (DAN)
 Donetsk People’s Republic Acting Head Denis Pushilin 
has said that many government bodies’ hotlines are 
not working, and that urgent measures are needed 
to rectify the situation.
“I’ve ordered to check the hotlines and phone numbers on
the government bodies’ official website,” Pushilin said, 
after a meeting with regional government officials 
on Monday. “The result --- is unsatisfactory; a 
considerable part of the hotlines could not 
be reached - and some phone numbers 
are unavailable.”
The regional leader ordered to quickly restart
 the hotlines, which are important links with 
DPR residents.

Over 1,100 apartment buildings in  Mariupol connected to gas supply

Over 1,100 apartment buildings in 
Mariupol connected to gas supply
August 2nd, 1:47pm (DAN)
 More than 30,000 customers have been connected to the
 Mariupol gas supply network, Donetsk People’s Republic 
Prime Minister Yevgeny Solntsev said on Wednesday.
Solntsev urged city residents to more actively conclude 
contacts with the gas company which has already 
provided 1,119 apartment buildings with gas 
connection. “Use this opportunity by all 
means, ” he said.
Earlier in the day, the premier visited education facilities 
which are being rebuilt in the maritime city with the
 assistance... of Russian sponsor regions.  The
 renovation projects must be completed by 
the beginning of the new school year,
told the contractors. 
The premier also met with experts to discuss 
utility companies' preparations... for the
 and winter periods.


In the Kherson region, the 
dismantling of Ukrainian 
road signs began
August 2nd, 10:15pm 

Specialists of the enterprise "Kherson Avtodor" have started 
dismantling Ukrainian road signs in the Kherson region.
This is reported by the Regional Ministry of Transport 
in its Telegram.
It is noted that work began on August 2 on the highway 74 OP
 RZ 74R-001 Kherson-New Kakhovka-Genichesk. New signs 
purchased with funds from the federal budget are being
 in accordance with Russian standards.
"Dismantling road signs and installing new ones is 
an important part of maintaining the safety and 
efficiency of road infrastructure," the 
ministry added.
Earlier it was reported that the overhaul of one of the busiest
 sections of the highway from Lugansk to the border with the 
Antratsytovsky district is coming to an end. In the future, 
this road will connect the LPR and DPR and will become
 the safest route from Luhansk to Donetsk.

 Debaltsevo road repairs target for 2023 - is exceeded by 20%

 Debaltsevo road repairs target
for 2023 - is exceeded by 20%
 August 1st, 10:18am (DAN) 
Construction companies have repaired 57,227.94 square 
metres of roads in the town of Debaltsevo, since the
beginning of this year, which exceeds the target 
by about 20 percent, the Town Hall press 
service said on Tuesday.
  In 2022, 15 roads with an area of 72,260 square metres 
were repaired in the town with the assistance of the 
Khabarovsk Territory sponsor. 
Debaltsevo is located in the northern part of Donetsk
 People’s Republic. It was liberated from Ukrainian 
troops by joint DPR and LPR forces in February 
2015. In May, 2022, Russia’s Khabarovsk 
Territory began to provide assistance 
to the town, in rebuilding 
its infrastructure.

Donbass companies send  first batch of construction  materials to Rostov

 Donbass companies - send 
first batch of construction
 materials to Rostov
July 31st, 11:15am (DAN)
 A ship carrying construction materials manufactured by 
Donbass companies, has sailed for the first time from 
the Mariupol port to Rostov-on-Don, Deputy Prime 
Minister Marat Khusnullin, said on Monday.
“Metallurgical companies in Makeyevka, Yenakiyevo and 
Alchevsk, have sent the first batch of reinforced steel
Rostov-on-Don,” Khusnullin said.
Donbass companies’ entry into the Russian market is 
another stage of integration of the new territories 
into the country’s economic space. 
“Each of the new regions has a tremendous potential 
which will be realized --- to develop the whole of 
Russia”, he said.
Earlier reports said that eight  apartment buildings
for 680 families, had been commissioned in 
Mariupol’s Lenin Avenue.
DPR meets consolidated budget
 targets for first half of 2023
July 31st, 9:14am (DAN) 
Revenues to the Donetsk People’s Republic consolidated 
budget have reached 14 billion rubles in the first half of 
this year, which exceeds the target by 5.2 billion rubles
 (60.5 percent), the Federal Tax Service told Donetsk 
News Agency.
The consolidated budget, is a sum of budgets in a 
certain Russian region, which does not take into 
account, local interbudgetary transfers.

People bring flowers, toys, to Alley of Angels in Donetsk

People bring flowers, toys, 
Alley of Angels in Donetsk
Donetsk, July 27th, 12:36pm (DAN)
Donetsk residents gathered at the Alley of Angels memorial 
complex in Donetsk, on Thursday, to honour the memory of
 children killed in Donbass fighting.
The event was also attended by representatives of the 
“United Russia” party and members of its social 
organization “Young Guard.” The participants 
held portraits of killed children - and laid 
flowers and toys at the stone inscribed
 with the victims’ names.
The Alley of Angels is located in the Pobeda Park of 
Donetsk’s Kalininsky district. It features a forged 
arch of iron roses with machine gun shell 
casings in between and forged doves as
the symbol of peace. Under the arch,
there is a granite slab - inscribed 
with the names of the children 
killed as a result of the Kiev
regime's aggression. 
City residents often bring flowers 
and toys to the monument.

Sverdlovsk region to allocate  another 150 million rubles...  for Makeyevka road repairs

Sverdlovsk region to allocate 
another 150 million rubles... 
for Makeyevka road repairs
Donetsk, July 26th, 11:41am (DAN)
 Nearly 85,000 square metres of roads have been repaired 
in Makeyevka with the assistance from Russia’s 
Sverdlovsk region this year, the Sverdlovsk
 region Information Policy Department 
reported on Wednesday.
“The sponsor region is allocating 150 million rubles
to restore another 38,000 square metres of
road surface in Makeyevka,”
 the report said.
The list of facilities scheduled for repairs is in the works.  
New roads will link Makeyevka districts and increase 
the significance of rebuilt facilities.
Earlier reports said that the Sverdlovsk region had repaired 
eight boiler houses in Makeyevka and that another 14 were 
next in line. Another Russian sponsor region — the Khanty-
Mansi Autonomous Area — Yugra has been providing 
assistance to the town since 2022.

90 bln rbls to be invested in DPR  mortgage and housing projects

Investment projects to help 
create 2,000 jobs in DPR
July 25th, 12:11pm (DAN) 
More than 2,000 jobs are expected to be created in the
course of the implementation of the first investment 
projects in the Donetsk People’s Republic, said 
DPR Acting Economic Development Minister,
 Vladimir Zverkov.
“The Investment Committee has considered eight investment 
projects; five of them have been granted the status of large 
projects in housing construction,” Zverkov told the 
Donetsk News Agency.
“They will help create more than 2,000 jobs, enlarge the 
housing stock for comfortable living, implement the 
preferential mortgage loan program, and ensure 
regional food security, thanks to the increased 
production of bread and bakery products.”
In mid-July, DPR Acting Head Denis Pushilin chaired a 
session of the regional Investment Committee which
 reviewed the construction of apartment buildings,
 a bread baking plant and wholesale/retail market. 
The authorities are ready to lease land to the developers 
without competitive building, and Pushilin urged local 
government bodies to provide maximum assistance 
to investors.


90 bln rbls to be invested in DPR
 mortgage and housing projects
Donetsk, July 24th, 11:08am (DAN)
 The Donetsk People’s Republic mortgage market’s housing
 construction plans reviewed by the authorities require a
 record high 90 billion rubles in investments, said the 
DPR's Acting Economic Development Minister,
 Vladimir Zverkov.
“The implementation periods of housing construction projects
--- range between 18 months and ten years; comprehensive 
development envisions the construction of more than 
one million square metres of housing and social 
infrastructure,” Zverkov told the Donetsk 
News Agency.
The Investment Committee has already considered eight 
proposals; five of them have been granted the status 
of large investment projects, he said.
In mid-July, DPR Acting Head Denis Pushilin chaired a session
 of the regional Investment Committee which reviewed the
 construction of apartment buildings, a bread baking 
plant and wholesale/retail market. The authorities 
are ready to lease land to the developers without
 competitive building, and Pushilin urged local 
government bodies to provide the maximum 
assistance, to investors.
The Donetsk News Agency earlier reported that developers 
in Donetsk and Mariupol had submitted the first land lease
 applications and that housing construction was launched 
under a program of preferential mortgage loans. 
One of the developers plans to build a 
large neighbourhood in Donetsk’s 
Kuibyshevsky district.

Candidate nomination for  autumn election begins  in DPR

Candidate nomination for 
autumn election begins 
in DPR
Donetsk, July 24th, 12:50pm (DAN) 
Nomination of party list candidates for the regional 
parliamentary and municipal elections has begun 
in the Donetsk People’s Republic, DPR Election 
Commission Chairman Vladimir Vysotsky said 
at a press briefing at the Donetsk 
News Agency.
“Nomination of candidates on party lists started on July 24, 
2023, ” Vysotsky said. “Beginning from this day, electoral 
associations can hold general meetings, conferences or 
congresses to finalize the lists of their candidates 
before submitting them to election commissions.”
As of today, one political party has informed the DPR 
Election Commission about the plans to hold a 
general meeting, he said.
Under election laws, up to 27 political parties can take part in 
the elections, including five parliamentary parties. It means 
that the parties currently represented at the State Duma
 lower house of the Russian parliament do not have to 
gather voter signatures.
The DPR will hold the parliamentary and municipal elections
 on September 8-10. Early voting for residents of hard-to-
access or remote areas, will begin on August 31.

DPR cultural centres' procurements  to be worth 170 million rbls in 2023

DPR cultural centres' procurements 
to be worth 170 million rbls in 2023
Donetsk, July 24th, 11:53am (DAN) 
The uthorities are allocating 170 million rubles to purchase
goods and equipment for about 40 cultural infrastructure 
facilities in the Donetsk People’s Republic this year, the 
Russian Culture Ministry press service said.
The socio-economic development programs....  envision the 
allocation of 152 million rubles to 13 children’s art schools, 
seven million rubles to 23 regional and municipal museums
 and ten million rubles to three cultural centres, the press 
service told the Donetsk News Agency.
Earlier reports said that in 2023, repairs would be launched 
on 14 libraries, 15 theatres, 11 museums, ten virtual halls
 and 40 cultural centres, in the new Russian regions.

Construction company rebuilding  key heritage site in Mariupol

Construction company rebuilding 
key heritage site in Mariupol
July 21st, 12:32ppm (DAN) 
The “Single Customer in the Field of Construction” has
 launched the project --- to rebuild Yuryev’s House in 
Mariupol, a beautiful heritage site, in the centre 
of the city, the press service of the state-
owned company reported on Friday.
“The total area of the three-storey 19th century building 
which belonged to lawyer Ilya Yuryev exceeds 1,600 
square metres,” the press service said. “Workers
 are restoring the war-damaged load-bearing 
structures and brick walls.”
Interior finish works will begin in the autumn together with
 the restoration of the historical frontage with elements of 
Baroque and Stalin’s Empire styles. The project 
completion deadline is the first quarter
 of 2024.
The history of the building dates back as far as a century. 
The house was named, after its best known owner, 
Mariupol lawyer and businessman, Ilya Yuryev. 
Before the October Revolution of 1917, it 
accommodated the editorial office of 
the “Mariupol Bulletin, ” one of the 
first local newspapers, and
 a cinema.
In the Soviet era -- it housed an orphanage, a pioneer 
organization unit, and later on a secret police office. 
Retreating German troops set the house on fire in 
1943. After the war, one more storey was added 
to the house, during full renovation works.
The “Single Customer” is restoring over 70 houses 
in Mariupol’s historical centre. The total area 
of renovated housing stock in the city,
exceeds six million square metres.
Earlier reports said that the “Single Customer” had
 commissioned more than 160,000 square metres 
of housing, since it started rebuilding projects 
in Mariupol.
Mariupol is the largest city on the Sea of Azov coast, a key
 Donbass metallurgy centre and seaport. It was liberated 
from Ukrainian troops on April 21, 2022. The city 
housing  stock and infrastructure sustained 
significant damage. Extensive rebuilding 
works are underway across the city.

“Phoenix” to launch roaming  services across Russia

“Phoenix” to launch roaming 
services across Russia
 July 21st, 10:33am (DAN)
Republican operator (“Phoenix”) SIM cards, will work in all 
parts of Russia after network core modernization which
 is due to be completed.... in the third quarter of 2023, 
Donetsk People’s Republic Acting Communications 
Minister Denis Kurashov said in an interview with 
the Donetsk News Agency. 
“Roaming services will be launched, after completion
 of network core modernization in the third quarter,” 
Kurashov said.
The core capacity is limited by the number of simultaneous 
sessions, he added.  Specialists will also install the System 
for Operative Investigative Activities (SORM) to track fraud.
“Phoenix” is adopting a new version of the billing system, to 
provide modern in-demand services and carry out upgrades 
to enable our SIM cards to work across Russia. It can only 
be accomplished with the appropriate software,” the 
minister said.
Phoenix is the first DPR mobile operator, test-launched in
 June 2015. After the beginning of the special military 
operation, the “Phoenix” network expanded to 
liberated areas. In addition to the DPR, its  
services are available in the Zaporozhye 
and Kherson regions.


Crimean wireless provider 
to start operations in DPR
 by autumn
July 21st, 9:49am (DAN.)
The Crimea-based mobile telecommunications company
 Miranda Media might start providing services in the 
Donetsk People’s Republic by this autumn, said 
DPR Acting Communications Minister 
Denis Kurashov.
“I believe (it will start operations) by the autumn,” Kurashov
 said in an interview with the Donetsk News Agency. “The
 company has already installed about 50 base stations
 in the region, mostly in the south of the DPR.”
In the future, the base station network will expand across 
the Republic, he said -- adding the K-Telecom company 
plans to launch operations in the DPR in 2023 and 
that it is getting comprehensive assistance
 from the Communications Ministry.
“We’re helping to organize interconnectivity between the
 three operators.” Priorities include mutual roaming 
options between them and Russia’s “Big Four” 
(wireless providers) which will also be 
available to “Phoenix” customers,'' 
the official said.
Miranda Media is a major wireless provider in Crimea. 
The company was registered in Simferopol in 2004. 
In addition to voice communication services -- it 
provides access to Internet resources, using its 
own data transfer channels. It operates its own
 fibre optic lines, with a total length of over 
4,000 kilometres. 
A part of the company belongs to Russia’s Rostelecom.
 Reports in the spring of 2023 said that Miranda Media
 was preparing infrastructure for business operations
 in the DPR.

Russian regions to launch  chain stores in DPR —  Ministry  VKontakte Facebook Twitter Odnoklassniki Telegram WhatsApp Viber  Donetsk, July 20th, 11:26am (DAN)   The Donetsk People’s Republic Industry and Trade Ministry  is working on a DPR mark

Russian regions to launch 
chain stores in DPR — 
Donetsk, July 20th, 11:26am (DAN)
 The Donetsk People’s Republic Industry and Trade Ministry
 is working on a DPR market entry plan for chain stores
from other Russian regions, an official said 
on Thursday.
“There is an interest on the part of businesses in other 
regions,” DPR Industry and Trade Deputy Minister,
 Natalia Kozina said.  “Guests from other regions 
who plan to open shops here, have already 
visited us.”
“We’ve explored the idea and even leased premises that will 
accommodate chain stores from other regions,” she added.
The launching of these stores will be widely advertised.
Plans are in place to open 14 shops in Donetsk, 
Makeyevka and Mariupol, in 2023, as part of 
the authorities’ ongoing efforts to support 
local entrepreneurs. 
Long-term plans include the launching of at least 200
chain stores in the DPR, the deputy minister said.

Mariupol sees... increased demand  for housing as population exceeds  280,000 people — DPR head July 19th, 10:38am (TASS)   More than 280,000 people currently live in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR)’s Mariupol, so there is a great  need for

Mariupol sees... increased demand 
for housing as population exceeds
 280,000 people — DPR head
July 19th, 10:38am (TASS) 
More than 280,000 people currently live in the Donetsk
People's Republic (DPR)’s Mariupol, so there is a great 
need for new housing, Acting Head of the DPR Denis 
Pushilin said.
"We have a great need for new housing now, considering that 
there is an opportunity to get a preferential mortgage at 2%,
 considering that a lot of residential buildings have been
 destroyed, considering that people are returning as 
soon as the shelling eases. As for Mariupol, 
according to our information, more than 
280,000 people live in this city, so of 
course ---- new housing, is now in
demand. There are - now - more 
applications than construction 
sites," Pushilin said during a
 Rossiya-24 TV broadcast.
Mariupol is being rebuilt, according to the master plan for 
development of the city presented to Russian President 
Vladimir Putin in July 2022. It provides for the 
construction and restoration of housing and 
public facilities, the creation of a new 
transport hub, including a railway 
station, port and tram lines, as 
well as the development of 
the airport area.
In August 2022, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat 
Khusnullin reported that in 2021 there were about 
212,000 residents in the city. By 2025, according
to the Deputy Prime Minister, the population 
is expected to grow to 350,000 people.

Elections in DPR to be held  on September 8th to 10th

Elections in DPR to be held 
on September 8th to 10th
July 18th, 10:27am (DAN)
 Residents of the Donetsk People’s Republic -- will vote at 
the Republic’s parliamentary and municipal elections on 
September 8-10, regional Election Commission chair,
 Vladimir Vysotsky, said on Tuesday.
“Voting in the Donetsk People’s Republic, will last for three 
days, from September 8 through September 10,” Vysotsky 
said at a press briefing at the Donetsk News Agency.
Voting outside the polling places will mostly take place on
 September 8-9, while on September 10, residents will be 
able to cast their ballots at voting stations.
The Donetsk News Agency earlier reported that the 
Republic had set up 36 territorial and 615 district 
election commissions. DPR residents can also 
vote at 329 polling places in other 
Russian regions.
DPR company: becomes first
 of free economic
zone in new regions
July 18th, 9:47am (DAN)
 A company from the Donetsk People’s Republic --- has 
become the first resident of the free economic zone
 launched in the new Russian regions, the DPR 
Economic Development Ministry press
reported on Tuesday.
“On July 15, 2023, ‘ZET Sputnik’ concluded an agreement on
 the terms of operation in the free economic zone (FEZ), and
 on July 17 it was granted the status of free economic zone 
participant in the DPR territory,” the Ministry said. 

“The company was entered into the
FEZ register 
as the first resident.”
“ZET Sputnik” plans to manufacture trams, trolleybuses 
and electric buses, using the infrastructure of the 
Donetsk Energy Plant.
The Donetsk News Agency earlier reported that 
businesses from Nizhny Novgorod suggested 
producing “Sputnik Z” trams in the region.
In late June, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a
 federal law on launching a free economic zone in the
Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republic --- and the 
Zaporozhye and Kherson regions. The FEZ will 
operate until January 31 2050. 
There are 30 potential investors who are preparing to 
implement their projects in the FEZ; 24 have already
 registered on the electronic portal of the Territorial 
Development Fund which is the FEZ 
managing company.

350,000 tons of grain gathered in  new regions; harvesting ongoing

350,000 tons of grain gathered in
 new regions; harvesting ongoing
July 17th, 3:32pm (DAN)
 Farmers in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics
 and the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, have 
harvested grain crops on an area of 124,065 
hectares, the Russian Agriculture Ministry 
reported on Monday.
“Our farmers are beginning to harvest winter grain crops 
and legumes, winter barley, peas, wheat and rape,”
 Ministry said.   

“Agribusinesses have already 
produced 340,400
tons of grain, 15,800
 tons of legumes and
2,700 tons 
of vegetables.''
The new territories are completing the sowing of spring
 crops; as of now, spring crops have been sown on 
1,662 hectares of fields. The Kherson region 
leads the other new territories in terms 
of sown area.
Earlier reports said that DPR farmers had gathered 
more than 40,000 tons of grain in the first weeks
 of the harvesting campaign.

40 hectares of forests  planted in DPR in 2023

40 hectares of forests 
planted in DPR in 2023
July 17th, 12:11pm (DAN) 
More than 40 hectares of coniferous and broad-leaved 
forests have been planted in the Donetsk People’s 
Republic since the beginning of this year, said 
chairman of the DPR State Forestry and 
Game Management Committee,
 Alexey Shebalkov.
“We’ve planted Crimean pines, white acacia, ash and 
oak trees and maples on an area of 42 hectares in 
Shakhtyorsk, and the Amvrosiyevka, Telmanovo 
and Starobeshevo districts,” Shebalkov told 
the Donetsk News Agency.
Earlier reports said that the fire danger period had been
announced in the region from April 1 to November 1. 

It is prohibited to drive into forests, and in intense 
heat, forest areas are closed to all visitors. The 
DPR Forestry Forestry and Game Management 
Committee has launched wildfire 
prevention patrols.

Donetsk Botanical Garden  to launch youth labs

Donetsk Botanical Garden 
to launch youth labs
July 17th, 11:38am (DAN) 
The Donetsk Botanical Garden plans to set up laboratories
 for young specialists for research in the fields of biology 
and environmental protection, Botanical Garden
Director Svetlana Prikhodko, told the Donetsk 
News Agency on Monday.
“We plan to create youth labs next year, to develop 
new research areas;  young people can come and 
work here,” Prikhodko said. “Biologists, 
environmentalists, and IT specialists 
are welcome.”
These laboratories will operate at the junction of several 
sciences. Young people will find it interesting and 
promising. So the Botanical Garden is waiting 
for young specialists, she said.
One of these laboratories will focus on analytical research 
in the GIS (geographical information system) technology.
The Donetsk Botanical Garden is one of the largest in
 Europe. Its total area is 203 hectares. It has more 
than 8,000 plant species; some 30 percent of 
them are tropical and subtropical plants 
...including 800 rare or endangered 
species. Plant collections in five 
greenhouses, on an area of 
2,600 square metres have 
been formed, for more 
than four decades.

New operator to employ  railway workers of  new regions

New operator to employ 
railway workers of 
new regions
 July 14th, 10:36am (DAN)
 Novorossiya Railway will employ workers of the railway
 companies in the new regions, Russia’s rail transport 
authority told the Donetsk News Agency.
“The Personnel of Donetsk Railways, Lugansk Railways,
Kherson Railways, Melitopol Railways and the Donbass 
Railways crossborder concern will get jobs with the 
new operator, including through job transfers,” the 
Federal Agency for Rail Transport said.
The administration of the federal state-owned unitary 
enterprise will decide on the precise number of staff.
Under a Russian government resolution, Novorossiya 
Railways assumes the property rights to the 
infrastructure of the above companies.
The Donetsk News Agency earlier reported that Novorossiya
 Railways would be able to operate at break-even by 2027. 
Russian officials said, that the consolidated management 
of railways in the new regions would enhance the quality
 of transport services and reduce aggregate costs.

 Mariupol hospital laboratory  restored, infectious disease  ward next in line

 Mariupol hospital laboratory 
restored, infectious disease
 ward next in line
July 12th, 10:41am (DAN) 
The Single Customer in the Field of Construction has rebuilt a
 laboratory of Mariupol hospital No 1 in the city’s Iliychevsky 
district, the press service of the state-owned company told
 the Donetsk News Agency on Wednesday.
“The total area of the restored laboratory... exceeds 400 
square metres,” the press service said. “Workers fully 
repaired the load bearing structures and frontage, 
and replaced the roof, windows and utility lines. 
They have also completed the finishing and 
perimeter pavement works.”
The repairs on the hospital’s infectious disease ward 
are.. nearing completion. It will house 13 isolated 
rooms including two for persons with disabilities.
At present, specialist are completing the installation of the 
entrance rooms to individual boxes and testing the utility 
systems. The preparedness of the infectious disease 
ward is estimated at over 90 percent, the “Single 
Customer” said.
Earlier reports said that the company had hired 23,000 
workers from different countries to rebuild Mariupol.

DPR to enter Zaporozhye  region’s energy market

DPR to enter Zaporozhye
 region’s energy market
July 12th, 9:56am (DAN)
 The energy systems of the Donetsk People’s Republic and
 the Zaporozhye region are facing joint development, said
 the press service of the Russian Energy Ministry.
Russia’s Deputy Energy Minister Yevgeny Grabchak chaired a
 conference over the possibility of linking the DPR power grid
 with the Zaporozhye region’s energy system to compensate
 for the latter’s loss of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power 
plant, the press service said.

Education Ministry -- names most popular  fields of study with prospective students

Education Ministry -- names most popular
 fields of study with prospective students
July 12th, 9:48am (DAN) 
Jurisprudence, economics, journalism, philology, medicine 
and information technology are the most wanted fields of 
study with prospective students in the Donetsk People’s
 Republic this year,  the press service of the Education 
and Science Ministry said on Wednesday.
“Legal and economic professions, journalism, Romano-
Germanic philology, IT & medicine have been steadily
 popular with youths, ” the press service told the 
Donetsk News Agency. 
“However, their choice does not always reflect the needs
of the Republic: despite poor employability, international 
relations, customs affairs, logistics etc. --- are still in 
high demand.”
The number of state-funded places at universities....  is 
regulated by the region’s current needs for specialists. 
Priority is given to engineering and technology, 
medicine, education, agriculture and IT, the 
Ministry said recommending prospective 
students who seek free education,
 to consider these fields of study.
DPR universities opened for 2023 applications on June 20.
Documents can be submitted online or onsite.  Unlike in
 previous years, prospective students who have not
taken the Unified State Exam, must pass tests to
 enroll at a university.

Moscow company restores 2 million  square metres of war-damaged  housing in Donbass

Moscow company restores 2 million 
square metres of war-damaged 
housing in Donbass
July 6th, 12:31pm (DAN) 
Specialists of the “Single Customer in the Field of 
Construction” have restored some 600 apartment 
buildings in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s 
Republics, said the press service of the 
state-owned company.
“Construction workers have fully restored some 600
 apartment buildings; Mariupol and Severodonetsk 
account for the largest portion of the rebuilt 
infrastructure” - the press service told the 
Donetsk News Agency. “Large projects, 
are being implemented in Volnovakha, 
Krasny Luch and other big towns 
of the two Republics.”
Overall, more than two million square metres of housing have
 already been restored. The company repaired load carrying 
structures and replaced windows, doors, heating lines and 
utility systems.
The Russian Construction Ministry coordinates all rebuilding 
projects in the new regions. The “Single Customer” has a 
23,000-strong workforce which includes local residents 
and specialists from other regions.
The Donetsk News Agency earlier reported that a Russian 
developer announced plans to build a large residential
area with social infrastructure in a war-ravaged 
district of Donetsk.
Construction of first four houses 
under preferential mortgage 
program launched in DPR
July 6th, 11:16am (DAN) 
Donetsk People’s Republic authorities have prepared 114 
locations in the region for housing construction under a 
preferential mortgage program, DPR government 
deputy chairman, Dmitry Berdnikov, said
 on Thursday.
 “The first four developers have received permits, and have
 already launched construction,” Berdnikov said --- in a
 stream on Telegram. “They are working on the 
foundation pits; the construction of the first 
four houses is underway; we’re preparing 
to conclude the first contracts.”
The projects were launched in Donetsk, Mariupol and
 Novoazovsk. The preferential mortgage program
includes the single-family home option which 
will be available to some 3,000 families in 
the nearest future, the official said.
The Donetsk News Agency earlier reported that developers 
in Donetsk and Mariupol had submitted the first land lease 
applications. A Russian developer plans to build about 
one million square metres of housing, with social
infrastructure, in Donetsk.

Farmers --- to harvest grain  crops on 400,000 hectares

Farmers --- to harvest grain 
crops on 400,000 hectares
July 6th, 9:46am (DAN) 
Farmers in the Donetsk People’s Republic are poised to start
 harvesting early grain crops on an area of some 400,000
 hectares, Deputy Chairman of the DPR government, 
Minister of Agricultural Policy and Food, Artyom 
Kramarenko, said on Thursday.
“We are starting harvesting in the region as planned,”
Kramarenko said, adding, that up to 3,100 pieces of 
agricultural machinery would be used including the
 equipment provided by Rosagroleasing company.
There are no problems with supplies of fuel and 
lubricants and fertilizers to the region, the 
minister said.
Earlier reports said that the DPR government 
signed an agreement with Rosagroleasing 
at the Petersburg economic forum 2023.

      Government allocates 330 million rubles  to purchase sports goods for new regions  July 5th, 9:46am (DAN)  Russia will spend 326.8 million rubles in procurements for  sport centres and facilities in the new regions this year,  the press service of t

Government allocates 330 million rubles --
 to purchase sports goods for new regions
 July 5th, 9:46am (DAN)
Russia will spend 326.8 million rubles in procurements for 
sport centres and facilities in the new regions this year,
 the press service of the Russian Cabinet reported 
on Wednesday.
“In 2023, the government will allocate 326.8 million rubles to 
buy gear and equipment for sport schools in the Donetsk
 and Lugansk People’s Republics and Zaporozhye and
 Kherson regions,” the press service said.
The measures are expected to promote sports in these 
territories. Earlier reports said that the Russian Sport 
Ministry would allocate 1.3 billion rubles to rebuild
 and repair sport facilities in the Donbass 
Republics - and provide them 
with equipment.

30,000 primary school starters in new regions to get study kits

30,000 primary school starters 
in new regions to get study kits
July 3rd, 12:59pm (DAN)
School kits will be provided to some 30,000 first-years in the 
Donbass Republics and Zaporozhye and Kherson regions 
by September 1, the press service of the “Movement of 
the First” told the Donetsk News Agency.
The action is supported by the Russian Education Ministry, 
Federal Agency for Youth Affairs, non-profit organization
 “Russia is Land of Opportunities” and the Russian 
Knowledge Society.
“We are aware of the problems encountered by parents of the
 children who are starting school in the new regions,” said 
Russian Children and Youth Movement Chairman Grigory 
Gurov. “That is why we decided to support them, by 
providing special school kits for more than 
29,000 children.”
Primary school starters will get a diary, full office kit, shoe
bag, hardcover exercise books, sticker series, pencil box 
& graphic novels about special military operation heroes.
High school students affiliated with the “Movement of
 the First” will hand over the kits starting August 1.
“Our regions, and the country, are going through a difficult 
time, but this time showed the solidarity which has been 
fostered for centuries, in the Russian people and which
 the future first-years need so much,” said Sofia 
Amarskaya, a “Movement of the First”
from Zaporozhye region.
The Movement of the First is a youth movement in Russia
 created on December 18th, 2022 at the initiative of the
 country’s leadership, to educate, organize leisure 
activities for teenagers and form a worldview 
based on traditional Russian spiritual and 
moral goals.  Children can join the 
movement, starting at the
of six.

The DPR to participate in  Commonwealth League  football tournament

The DPR to participate in 
Commonwealth League
 football tournament
June 29th,1:26pm (DAN)
Teams from the Donetsk People’s Republic will take part in 
the Commonwealth League football tournament which will 
run from August to November 2023, said DPR Acting 
Sport and Tourism Minister, Yury Martynov.
The “Commonwealth League”, will gather teams from
the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics and the
Zaporozhye and Kherson regions,”
Martynov told
 the Donetsk News Agency. “In the adult group,
 the DPR will be represented by football clubs 
Gvardeyets (Donetsk), Shakhtyor (Donetsk) 
and Olympia (Mariupol).”
Junior group U-16 includes Shakhtyor Donbassa (Donetsk),
 Bazhanovets-Avangard (Makeyevka), and Children’s Sport 
School No 1 (Khartsyzsk), while the U-14 group includes 
Bazhanovets (Makeyevka), and the youth teams from 
football clubs Olympia (Mariupol) and Gvardeyets 
(Donetsk), he said.
The Commonwealth League, a new football tournament was 
first announced in March 2022, and the theme was followed
up in August. The initial plan was to establish a 
championship for football clubs from Crimea, 
the DPR, LPR and the Zaporozhye, Kharkov
and Kherson regions, as well as from 
South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
Martynov also told DAN that the issue of a DPR team’s
participation in the Russian championship, is 
under consideration.

Famous BELAZ truck-maker prepared  to supply equipment to Donbass

Famous BELAZ truck-maker prepared 
to supply equipment to Donbass
June 28th, 11:17am (DAN)
Belarus’ BelAZ, one of the world’s largest manufacturers 
of mining dump trucks, is ready to launch deliveries of 
equipment to the Donetsk People’s Republic, the 
company press service told the Donetsk News 
Agency on Wednesday.
“OAO BelAZ, the managing company of BelAZ-Holding, is 
ready to develop cooperation with the Donetsk People’s 
Republic on a commercial basis in accordance with the 
concluded agreements,” the press service said adding 
that the company can supply the needed amount of 
quarry equipment and spare parts to the region.
In April, DPR Acting Head Denis Pushilin visited BelAZ
to discuss the deliveries of equipment and the repair
of 45-ton trucks used in the DPR.
BelAZ is located in the town of Zhodino, Minsk region.
 In addition to its well-known dump trucks, it
 manufactures other equipment for the 
mining and construction sectors. 

Donbass Opera, Kremlin Ballet’s joint show  to be premiered at Bolshoi Theatre

Donbass Opera, Kremlin Ballet’s joint show 
to be premiered at Bolshoi Theatre
June 28th, 10:25am (DAN)
 The first performance of the War and Peace ballet 
will be presented on the stage of the Bolshoi 
Theatre --- in Moscow, in September, 
A.Solovyanenko, Donetsk State 
Academic Opera and Ballet 
Theatre Art Director,
Vadim Pisarev said.
“We’d like (to show the premiere) by Donetsk City Day which
 is marked on August 27 in 2023; we’ve always observed 
large holidays, but not this year,” Pisarev said, in an 
interview with the Donetsk News Agency. “So we’ll 
probably show it in Simferopol, on August 23-24 
and start preparing for the first performance 
at the Bolshoi Theatre, on September 10.”
As of today, the choreographic part of 
Act One is fully completed, he added.
DAN reported in January that Donbass Opera, together with
the Kremlin Ballet --- were working on the “War and Peace”
show, based on Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel. Soviet composer
Vyasheslav Ovchinnikov, wrote music to the ballet in the
1960s. Kremlin Ballet Art Director Andrey Petrov, who
worked on the ballet choreography, died when the 
show was in the works.

Sverdlovsk region repairs eight  boiler houses in Makeyevka,  another 14 are next in line

Sverdlovsk region repairs eight 
boiler houses in Makeyevka, 
another 14 are next in line
June 26th, 12:33pm (DAN)
Russia’s Sverdlovsk region has begun to repair boiler 
houses and Multifunctional Public Services Centres 
(MFC) in the sponsored Makeyevka, Town Hall’s 
press service told the Donetsk News Agency.
“The Sverdlovsk region plans to repair 22 boiler houses and 
provide them with wells this year. As of now, repairs have 
been completed on eight facilities,” the press 
service said.
Also, the sponsor region has begun to renovate two 
multifunctional centres in General Danilov Avenue 
and Gavrilov Street. Repairs will be launched on 
another two MFCs in the town later this year, 
a press service representative said.
Earlier reports said that the Sverdlovsk region had 
completed the planned repairs of 80,000 square 
metres of roads in Makeyevka.  
Another Russian sponsor region, the Khanty-Mansi 
Autonomous Area has been providing assistance
 to the town since 2022.

Zakharchenko’s dream comes true

Zakharchenko’s dream comes true: 
Donbass is with Russia — Pushilin
June 26th,12:31pm (DAN)
Residents of the Donetsk People’s Republic, have made the
dream of the Republic’s first Head Alexander Zakharchenko
come true --- as Donbass is now back home in Russia, said 
DPR Acting Head, Denis Pushilin, on the occasion of
Zakharchenko’s birthdate - 
who would have
47, on Monday.
“Alexander Vladimirovich consistently defended Donbass 
interests vying for the freedom of the Republic,” Pushilin 
said in a post on his Telegram channel. “He exemplified
the Donbass' steely mettle, being a true leader 
and patriot.”
“We’ve made Alexander Zakharchenko’s dream come true:
 Donbass is now back home in Russia. It’s a pity he has 
not lived to see this historical moment, but his cause 
lives on,” he said.
Alexander Zakharchenko is one of the leaders of the protest 
movement in Donbass in 2014, the first Head of the Donetsk 
People’s Republic. He opposed the illegitimate Kiev
 authorities and took part in the Donbass conflict
 as a DPR militia unit commander. He was 
wounded several times. He received the 
Golden Star of Hero of the Republic 
and other decorations, and held 
the rank of Major General.
On August 8, 2014 Zakharchenko was appointed Chairman 
of the Council of Ministers by the DPR Supreme Council. 
On November 2, 2014, he was elected head of the 
Republic winning more than 75 percent of votes.
Zakharchenko was killed in a terrorist attack
on August the 31st, in 2018.

70 indoor sport facilities in DPR  damaged by Ukrainian fire  since February 2022

70 indoor sport facilities in DPR 
damaged by Ukrainian fire 
since February 2022
June 26th, 12:30pm (DAN)
 Repairs are ongoing on 22 sport centres in the Donetsk
 People’s Republic, DPR Acting Sport and Tourism 
Minister, Yury Martynov, told the Donetsk 
News agency.
“Ukrainian armed formations damaged more than 70 indoor 
sport facilities in DPR and liberated areas,” Marynov sa