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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.

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. 

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 said. 
“Nineteen were fully restored in 2022, and repairs have 
been launched on another 22.”
DPR authorities and Russian sponsor regions have agreed 
renovation projects for four sport centres, construction 
of four new ones, and the preparation of design and 
specification estimates, for another two.
Under the DPR socio-economic development program, 
21 sport centres and 12 outdoor sport and fitness 
facilities will be built by the end of 2025.
 The DPR’s participation in Russia’s national and 
federal sport projects, is under consideration.
The Donetsk News Agency earlier reported that 
the Russian Sport Ministry would use federal
 budget money - to rebuild 12 war-damaged 
sport facilities in the DPR - and help it to
create new sport and fitness centres. 
Budget and non-budgetary allocations for the DPR sport 
facilities renovation program until 2025 - are estimated 
at 3.5 billion rubles and 1.9 billion rubles, respectively.

 Russian ministry to offer new  incentives to DPR producers June 24th 7:19am (DAN)   The Russian Economic Development Ministry  is preparing new measures to support  producers in the Donetsk People’s  Republic, the Ministry’s press  service repo

Russian ministry to offer new 
incentives to DPR producers
June 24th 7:19am (DAN) 
The Russian Economic Development Ministry
 is preparing new measures to support 
producers in the Donetsk People’s 
Republic, the Ministry’s press 
service reported on Friday.
“Economic Development Minister Maxim Reshetnikov
 has visited Donetsk and Mariupol to check the 
implementation of presidential orders, 
concerning the provision of federal 
support,” the press service said. 
“Reshetnikov said that the Ministry, together with the 
regional authorities is working on new mechanisms 
to support DPR producers.”
The minister and DPR Acting Head Denis Pushilin signed 
an agreement on the region’s joining the “Labour 
Productivity” national project --- to enable local 
businesses --- to use the incentives within the 
project. DPR processing, trade, construction 
and agricultural companies are invited to 
submit an application on the 
project’s portal.
Earlier, Reshetnikov and Promsvyazbank Chairman
 Pyotr Fradkov --- signed an agreement at the 
Petersburg economic forum on preferential 
loans for businesses in the Donbass 
Republics and Zaporozhye and 
Kherson regions.

Singers from liberated village  outside Volnovakha to  compete for title of  Russia’s best choir

Singers from liberated village
 outside Volnovakha - to 
compete for title of
 Russia’s best choir
June 23rd, 9:05am (DAN)
A folk music group of the Zlatoustovka Arts and Crafts 
Centre will participate in the All-Russia festival
contest of folk choirs and musical ensembles 
in the Samara region, the Russian Centre 
told the Donetsk News Agency 
on Friday.
“Every year, the contest brings together Russia’s top choirs,” 
a Russian Centre representative told the Donetsk News
 Agency. “This time ----- it will gather participants from 
14 regions, including the Donetsk People’s Republic.”
The Volga River State Academic Russian Folk Choir, named 
after P.M. Miloslavov is expected to take part in the festival 
opening ceremony at the Tolyatti Philharmonic Hall of the 
St Alexius Volga Academy of Education and Arts.
The 19th festival is held with the support of the Russian
 culture ministry. Twenty-five groups which will compete
 in several categories such as folk choirs, folk songs 
and youth and adult folk ensembles.  The jury, led 
by Russia’s Honoured Artist, Pyotr Sorokin,
 includes leading cultural figures.
Zlatoustovka.... is a village in the Volnovakha district of the 
Donetsk People’s Republic. It was liberated from Ukrainian 
forces, at the beginning of the special military operation.

14-metre picture made of candles  at Saur Mogila to commemorate  Great Patriotic War

14-metre picture made of candles 
at Saur Mogila to commemorate 
Great Patriotic War
June 22nd, 10:49am (DAN)
The all-Russia action “Fiery Pictures of War” marking the
Day of Remembrance and Sorrow, has taken place in 
the east of the Donetsk People’s Republic, said
 the press service of the Donetsk Republic 
social movement.
Overnight to June 22, activists arranged candles into a 14-
metre image at the Saur Mogila memorial, which depicts 
the key military history monument to the Donbass
 Defenders located in Donetsk --- and the 
inscription “Donbass remembers,”
 the press service told the 
Donetsk News Agency.
Some 70 volunteers participated in the action.
The Day of Remembrance and Sorrow in Russia on June
 22nd, marks the beginning of the Great Patriotic War.  
On that day, German troops invaded the USSR territory,
attacking hundreds all Soviet settlements... along the 
whole western border.

117,000 DPR residents apply for  retirement benefit recalculation

117,000 DPR residents apply for 
retirement benefit recalculation
June 20th, 11:20am (DAN)
Some 117,000 residents of the Donetsk People’s Republic
 have requested a review of their pensions in accordance
 with Russian norms, the press service of the Social Fund
Department for the DPR, told the Donetsk News Agency.
“Social Fund DPR has accepted about 117,000 applications 
for pension recalculation,” a press service representative 
said, adding that another 90,000 applications for various 
benefits, had been submitted by families with children.
Earlier reports said that more than 250,000 people 
in the new Russian regions drew federal pensions.
On February 17th, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed 
the federal law on pensions in the Donetsk and Lugansk
 People’s Republics and Zaporozhye & Kherson regions. 

The law launched the transition to the Russian
 system, starting on March the 1st. 
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 regisration.

Moscow specialists --- restore  war-damaged Donetsk library

Moscow specialists --- restore 
war-damaged Donetsk library
 June 20th, 11:19am (DAN)
The Donetsk Republican Universal Scientific Library named 
after Krupskaya has been fully restored after the Ukrainian
 artillery attacks, Library Director General Marina Morozova
 said on Tuesday.
“Moscow specialists have completed all the repairs on parts
 of the frontage and roof damaged by shelling,” Morozova
 told the Donetsk News Agency.  “Window units have 
been replaced, too.”
The library sustained damage as it came under Ukrainian
 artillery fire, three times... last December, she said.
The Krupskaya Library was established by the presidium of 
the Stalin District Executive Committee in 1926 and built
 under the first Donetsk development master plan. 
The library has more than 1.6 million items in storage 
and provides access to world information resources.

 Kherson region signed  22 agreements at SPIEF

Balance: Kherson region signed 
22 agreements at SPIEF
June 17th, 9:07pm
The delegation of the Kherson region signed 22 
cooperation agreements at the St. Petersburg
 International Economic Forum.
Baldo, in his Telegram channel, wrote, that the 
regional delegation has completed its work at 
the SPIEF 2023, which was his debut event.
"As a result, we have signed 22 cooperation 
agreements with Russian regions, federal 
organizations and representative offices 
of foreign companies," said Baldo.
Acting Governor of Zaporizhia Region, Yevgeny 
Balitsky, said that the region has signed more 
than 40 agreements, totalling 64.4 billion
 rubles... at the SPIEF site.

’’Donetsk as millions of roses bloom

The Face of Donetsk as
millions of roses bloom
June 15th, 1:06pm (DAN)
 Donetsk has been famous for its roses since the Soviet era 
as the city of a million roses. It upholds its name in war-
time: back in 2017, Donetsk sprouted two million roses.
 Utility companies continue to plant new rose bushes, 
amid the artillery attacks.
A Donetsk News Agency reporter made photos of the 
blooming city --- and appreciated the Zelenstroy 
company's landscaping efforts.
“About 1,000 rose bushes were planted in Donetsk’s
 Voroshilovsky district,’’ ‘Zelenstroy’ employee Anna 
told DAN. ‘We do landscaping in the Voroshilovsky 
district to beautify the city ...despite artillery 
strikes, or bad weather.’’
Overall, “Zelenstroy planted some 100,000 annual 
flowers and roses in the Voroshilovsky district,’’ 
she said.

Yakutia gold-mining companies to  help DPR recover forested areas

Yakutia gold-mining companies to
 help DPR recover forested areas
June 14th, 12:21pm (DAN)
 The Donetsk People’s Republic plans to restore more 
than 350 hectares of forest ---- under an accord
Russia’s Federal Agency for Forestry 
(Rosleskhoz), DPR Deputy Prime 
Minister Vladimir Yozhikov, 
said on Wednesday.
“In 2019, Russia launched the program which commits mining
 companies to compensate the harm caused to nature, so
 they implement reforestation projects in the regions of 
mining,” Yyozhikov said in a post on Telegram.  
“Taking into account the fact that some 20,000 of 196,000
 hectares of forest in the DPR were destroyed during the
 hostilities, the federal body met us halfway by allowing
 Yakutia gold-mining companies --- to meet these 
obligations in the DPR, instead of the 
Magadan region.”
Reforestation contracts worth nearly 36 million rubles 
have already been signed, and DPR specialists are 
now preparing the soil, he said.
The Donetsk News Agency earlier reported that half
 of the DPR's woodlands, had been destroyed or 
mined... during the hostilities.

Activists to publish stories of  WWII veterans from Donbass

Activists to publish stories of 
WWII veterans from Donbass
June 13th,  2:27pm (DAN)
 “United Russia Young Guard” and “Volunteer Company” 
activists will gather stories of Great Patriotic War 
veterans living in Donbass to publish a book of 
their recollections dating back to 1941-1945,” 
the press service of the All-Russia political 
party reported on Tuesday.
“The number of veterans who fought for the freedom of our 
country during the Great Patriotic War.. decreases every 
year.  They tell many stories - and it is our duty to know 
these stories and tell them to other people and youths,”
 the press service quoted “Young Guard” chairman 
Anton Demidov, as saying. 
“To preserve the memory of the great feat of the Soviet
 people, our volunteers will be gathering these stories.
 In 2024 ----- we plan to publish the book ----- titled
 ‘A Veteran’s Diary. True war stories. Donbass.’  
A new team of volunteers has left for the new regions in the
 runup to Day of Remembrance and Sorrow. Activists will 
visit Great Patriotic War veterans, to help them and 
record their stories, Demidov said.
Day of Remembrance and Sorrow is one of the saddest dates
 in Russian history. Early in the morning of June 22, 1941, the
 Nazi Germany, without declaration of war, attacked the 
Soviet Union, delivering massive strikes at strategic 
facilities & numerous towns 250 to 300 kilometres 
deep into its territory. 
Every year on June 22, the country venerates the memory of
 all servicemen killed in fighting, the people killed in artillery
 and bombing attacks, executed or tortured to death in
 concentration camps and punitive operations, and 
those who died in besieged towns, in the rear or 
occupied regions from hunger, cold or disease.

DPR fully ready for elections  — parliamentarian

DPR fully ready for elections 
— parliamentarian
June 13th, 2:25pm (DAN)
 The Donetsk People’s Republic is ready to begin the election 
process expecting the decision by the Central Election 
Commission, member of the presidential Council for 
Civil Society and Human Rights, the DPR 
parliamentarian, Yelena Shishkina,
 said on Tuesday.
 “We’re awaiting permission from the CEC to launch the
 election campaign because of the martial law in our
 region and (all the) new regions,” Shishkina said.
The Republic’s legal system has already been adapted to
 federal laws, she said.. adding that the DPR planned to
 complete the voting within three days.  The DPR will 
elect deputies to the parliament and the councils
 12 towns and 18 municipal districts. 
“As the election draws closer, a decision will be made after
 consultations with the Russian Defense Ministry on 
whether it will be online or onsite voting, because 
people’s life and health have priority,” she said.
In May, President Vladimir Putin signed a law on elections
 in the regions under martial law, to enable the Donetsk 
and Lugansk People’s Republics and Kherson and 
Zaporozhye regions to elect deputies to the
 regional parliaments.

Donetsk circus puts on 28 shows  across DPR in past three months

Donetsk circus puts on 28 shows
 across DPR in past three months
June 13th, 12:38pm (DAN)
The Donetsk-based “Kosmos” circus....  has given 28
performances in towns and districts of the Donetsk 
People’s Republic over the past three months, said
 circus director Yury Kukuzenko. 
“We’ve run 28 full-fledged shows over the past three months 
despite gunfire,” Kukuzenko told the Donetsk News Agency. 
 “Our orchestra took part in the performances: some of the
 guys are at the frontline ---- but their colleagues redid the 
orchestrated music and became our main creative force.”
The circus had to cancel aerialists’ acts due to a lack 
of proper conditions at performance venues, he said.
Earlier reports said that the Russian State Circus would 
present shows in the Donetsk People’s Republic from 
June 10 to August 20 featuring  numerous animals: 
camels, parrots, beavers, yaks etc.

Donetsk university to get research funding for first time in long years

Donetsk university to get research
funding for first time in long years
 June 13th, 9:39am (DAN)
 The Donetsk National Technical University (DonNTU) will get
 dozens of million rubles to fund its research projects, said 
University Rector Alexander Anopriyenko.
“We’ve got dozens of million rubles in central funding for the
 first time in long years which we haven’t seen since Soviet 
times,” Anopriyenko said.  “We’re beginning to receive
 regular allocations for research.”
The money will be used for energy efficiency 
and new materials research, he added.
Earlier, the DonNTU rector told DAN that the university 
would attract hundreds of million rubles to establish 
and develop an engineering centre, for 
energy efficiency.

Seven infrastructure facilities  including schools rebuilt  in Volnovakha

Seven infrastructure facilities
 including schools rebuilt
 in Volnovakha
June 13th, 9:38am (DAN)
 The repairs of another seven civil infrastructure facilities
 have been completed in Volnovakha ----- thanks to the 
sponsorship from the  Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous 
Area, district head, Konstantin Zinchenko, told 
the Donetsk News Agency.
“Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area governor, Dmitry
 Artyukhov,recently visited Volnovakha on the 
occasion of the anniversary of the signing of
 the agreement between the town, and the 
Russian sponsor region,” Zinchenko said. 
“The music and art schools, the Labour and Welfare 
Department, a hospital and a vocational college —
 all of them (have been repaired — eds 
Donetsk News Agency).”
“We’ve inspected and commissioned 
seven facilities,” he added.
Reports on Monday... said that the Yamalo-Nenets 
Autonomous Areas.... had rebuilt the Volnovakha 
town hospital. The repairs took about 11 months.
The Volnovakha district is located southwest of Donetsk. 
The DPR took control of its administrative centre, the
 town of Volnovakha, on March 11, 2022. As of today,
 a large part of the district - is liberated from Kiev 
troops. It is a key rail and motor transport hub 
on the way to Mariupol. 
Fighting left 85 percent of the buildings damaged including 
19 hospitals, kindergartens and schools. Yamalo-Nenets 
Autonomous Area governor, Dmitry Artyukhov, and 
Volnovakha district head, Konstantin Zinchenko,
signed a cooperation agreement in June 2022.

“Single Customer” --- to  build a new fire station  in Mariupol for 6 engines

“Single Customer” --- to 
build a new fire station 
in Mariupol for 6 engines
June 9th, 2:11pm (DAN)
 The “Single Customer in the Field of Construction” is
 planning to build a large fire station in Mariupol, the
 press service of the state-owned company told the 
Donetsk News Agency on Friday.
“A modern two-storey fire station will sprawl on an area 
of more than 2,500 square metres, and will house a 
classroom, conference hall, gym, lounge, 
communication centre...  and other 
facilities,” the press service said.
The new station will replace the old one which was ruined
 during hostilities in 2022. Specialists have already 
completed the geodetic survey and are laying 
a foundation.
The “Single Customer” has attracted more than 23,000 
workers to Mariupol rebuilding projects. Earlier reports
 said that the company had restored more than 150 
apartment houses in the city and was repairing 
another 1,500. Twenty-five buildings had 
been built from scratch.

first  mortgage to family from DPR

Promsvyazbank --- grants first 
mortgage to family from DPR
June 6th, 12:03pm (DAN)
Russia’s Promsvyazbank (PSB), has provided the first
mortgage loan to a Donetsk People’s Republic family 
which is buying an apartment in Shakhtyorsk town, 
the PSB press service told the Donetsk News 
Agency on Tuesday.
“The Bank... has granted the first mortgage loan in the new 
Russian regions. A DPR family will purchase an apartment 
in the Shakhtyovsk town located not far from Donetsk, in 
the secondary housing market,” the press service said. 
“The mortgage loan amount is 850,000 rubles, with a 
payback period of 20 years. Insurance coverage of 
the mortgage agreement, has been provided by 
the PSB Strakhovaniye company.
PSB has developed the necessary infrastructure for mortgage
 banking in the new regions. The Russian Construction
 Ministry is drawing a housing program, a crucial 
element for developing the mortgage loan 
market. After the launching of the 
program, residents will be able 
to take out preferential 
mortgages, at a rate 
not exceeding 2%.
PSB earlier offered the opportunity to residents of the
 Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics to apply 
for a PSB bank card with a 101-day grace period. 
The minimum card limit is 10,000 rubles. Card issue and
 servicing are free of charge.  PSB also launched a
 program enabling card users to withdraw cash 
at petrol stations in the DPR.

Russian transport minister announces  plans to rebuild Donetsk airport

Russian transport minister announces 
plans to rebuild Donetsk airport
June 5th, 2:22pm (DAN)
Russia's authorities are considering the possibility to restore
 the Donetsk airport; the issue was discussed in the course 
of President Vladimir Putin’s meeting on Monday with 
Transport Minister Vitaly Savelyev and Russian 
Railways Director Oleg Belozerov.
“Our general development covers five airports: these are 
Mariupol, Donetsk, Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporozhye,”
 the Kremlin press service quoted Savelyev as saying. 
“We’ll start with Mariupol when we have that opportunity. We 
are currently preparing design specifications and estimates.”
“If the situation permits, we’ll be able to use the airport in 
2024-2025. We’ll phase in others later on, because they 
sustained damage, ” he said.
Donetsk’s Sergey Prokofiev airport, stopped operation on 
May 26, 2014 by the decision of Ukraine’s State Aviation 
Administration. On that day, Ukrainian forces delivered 
the first airstrikes at the facility. Several dozen people 
including militiamen, airport personnel and civilians 
were killed in fighting. The next day, Ukraine’s 
National Guard took airport terminals under 
control. Several months of clashes left the 
airport completely ruined. It was 
liberated from Ukrainian troops 
on January 16th, 2015.

 About 400 schoolchildren from Mariupol  will spend the "Petersburg holidays"  in the Druzhnykh camp June 2nd, 3:41pm (RT.ru)  On June 4, the Druzhnykh Children's health complex in St.  Petersburg will host the first shift of schoolchildren from

 About 400 schoolchildren from Mariupol 
will spend the "Petersburg holidays"
 in the Druzhnykh camp
June 2nd, 3:41pm
On June 4, the Druzhnykh Children's health complex in St. 
Petersburg will host the first shift of schoolchildren from
Mariupol on vacation, the office of the city's Vice-
Governor Oleg Ergashev reported.
"The camp will host the first shift of vacationers among 400 
schoolchildren of different ages and 20 accompanying
 teachers on June 4. They will spend two weeks in 
St. Petersburg," the report says.
For children, the health complex organized five two-week
 shifts, which include excursions, interest clubs, creative
 activities, sports competitions, quests, and 
educational programs.
Acting head of the DPR Denis Pushilin previously announced
 the holiday of graduates "Scarlet Sails" in Mariupol,
on the shore of the Sea of Azov.
According to him, excellent students, athletes and other 
students with high achievements will be able to 
participate in the event.
The official representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs 
of Russia, Irina Volk, said that about 1.2 million people 
participated in the Scarlet Sails alumni festival in 
St. Petersburg in 2022.

Lipetsk delivers glass units to Donbass

 Lipetsk delivers glass units 
for war-damaged buildings 
to DPR’s Volodarsky district
June 2nd, 11:38am (DAN)
 Russia’s Lipetsk region has handed over glass units to the 
Volodarsky district in the Donetsk People’s Republic for
 installation in war-damaged hospitals and houses,
 local authorities told the Donetsk News Agency 
on Friday.
Reinforced plastic windows would be installed in two medical 
and obstetric centres, a local administration building and 14 
apartment building units, an official said adding that the 
local administration had provided construction 
materials for repairs of 30 homes, since
 the beginning of this year.
Earlier reports said that the Lipetsk region would 
replace almost 20 kilometres of water lines
 in the Volodarsky district.
The Volodarsky district is located in the south of the
 Republic. Russian forces liberated it from Ukrainian 
troops in the spring of 2022. In early June, DPR 
Head Denis Pushilin issued a decree creating 
local government. Russia’s Lipetsk region, 
as a sponsor, is helping the district 
rebuild its civil infrastructure.

Russia to do everything - for children

Russia to do everything - for children
 in new regions to have peaceful life
 — ombudsperson
 June 1st, 11:52am (DAN) 
Caring about children in the new regions, has become
 a priority for the Russian children’s rights institution,
 Presidential Commissioner for Children’s Rights, 
Maria Lvova-Belova, told the Donetsk News 
Agency on Thursday. 
“Our country became larger in the autumn (of 2022) with
 the accession of four regions,” Lvova-Belova said. 
“Caring about our new young fellow residents 
has become a priority for the office of the 
children’s ombudsperson.”
It is focused on targeted assistance to children: for
 example, the provision of prosthetic services 
after a mine blast injury, as well as on 
system issues, she said.
The ombudsperson’s Office helps the new regions to build 
their own childhood protection system, draw regulations 
in accordance with national laws, participate in federal 
projects, and improve the skills of specialists who 
work with children, Lvova-Belova said.
Positive changes can be observed even now, as children 
express their gratitude for the improvements and new 
opportunities delivered to them by the country.
“I wish peace and health to all the children in the new
 regions. Russia has been doing everything, for you 
to live in peace and grow up in a country where 
the key values are: compassion, creative work 
and family. The children’s rights institution
on standby; you can always raise with
us, an 
issue that worries you,” the 
ombudsperson said.
International Day for Protection of Children is marked
annually on June 1st. It was established ..during the 
Congress of the Women’s International Democratic
Federation, in Paris, in November 1949.
Cultural, entertainment, sport and charity events 
in support of children, are traditionally held on 
that day.

'Donbass Children' film

'Donbass Children' film to be
 shown in a dozen countries
June 1st, 10:32am (DAN)
The film 'Donbass Children' will be shown as part of 
the celebrations of International Day for Protection 
of Children in 12 foreign states, the press service 
of the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of 
Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad, 
and International Humanitarian Cooperation 
(Rossotrudnichestvo) said on Thursday.
The film, produced by Tatyana Borshch, will be screened in
 Belarus, Israel, India, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Lebanon, 
Pakistan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Cuba and Sri Lanka. It has 
already been presented to viewers in Bulgaria, Egypt 
and Zambia. The film show is a joint project of 
Rossotrudnichestvo and RT Documentary.
The premiere took place, in September 2022. The film tells 
about the terrible daily routine of Donbass residents amid
 constant shelling, deaths of children, mined toys and 
graves in house yards. Children and adults recall 
what they had to go through and the help from 
the Russian military, and share their plans 
for a peaceful future.

DPR unveils medal  “For Liberation of  Artyomovsk”

DPR unveils medal
 “For Liberation of 
May 31st, 11:13am (DAN)
Donetsk People’s Republic Acting Head Denis Pushilin
has approved the design of the certificate of the 
medal “For Liberation of Artyomovsk.” 
The medal will be awarded to servicemen and commanders
 who fought for the town, as well as to mine clearance 
operation participants, according to the decree
 published on Pushilin’s official website.
The medal is made of golden metal; its diameter is 32mm. 
The face shows a double-headed eagle with the Great
 Imperial Crown above, and a shield depicting Michael
 the Archangel on its chest. In the bottom part of the
 medal ---- there is a ribbon, with the inscription 
“Artyomovsk” flanked by a sword and a pick.
The reverse side has two versions. Both run the inscription 
“For Liberation of Artyomovsk” along medal edge and 
have the date in the centre: May 20, 2023.
The difference is that one version shows St George’s 
ribbon under the date, while the other shows sheet 
music. Pushilin’s decree came into force 
on Tuesday.
The DPR parliament approved the military decoration at an
 extraordinary session on May 25 along with the award, 
safekeeping and medal duplicate procedures.
Artyomovsk is a large district north of Gorlovka. Ukrainian
 forces occupied the town in 2014 --- and turned it into a 
heavily fortified area.  Clashes for the town, began in
 the autumn of 2022 - as part of the special military 
operation. It was liberated from Ukrainian troops, 
on May 20, 2023. The operation lasted 224 days.

DPR agribusinesses... to
plant 300 
hectares with
watermelons, melons
May 30th, 5:28pm (DAN)
 Donetsk People’s Republic farmers will plant melons
 and watermelons on an area of some 300 hectares 
this spring, the press service of the regional 
Agricultural Policy and Food 
Ministry reported.
As of now, watermelons have been planted on an area of 
140 hectares (55% of the target) while melons were
 planted on an area of 18 hectares (48%). By the 
end of spring sowing, DPR farmers will have 
planted 292 hectares of gourd crops, 
including 254 hectares 
of watermelons.
The planting season began in mid-March. Reports in late 
April said that a majority of DPR farming districts had 
planted crops on more than half of arable land 
(some 35,500 hectares).

Russian digital television launched  in two Kherson region settlements

Russian digital television launched 
in two Kherson region settlements
May 30th, 10:42am (DAN)
 Digital television has become available in the village of
 Zhelezny Port and Lazurnoye settlement on the Black
 Sea coast of the Kherson region, said the press 
service of the regional Ministry of Digital 
Development and Mass Media.
“The first multiplex has been launched in Zhelezny Port 
and Lazurnoye. Their residents can now watch eight 
TV channels with power consumption at 250 watt,” 
the Ministry said, in a post on Telegram.
Radio Russia is expected to launch 
broadcasting in this district.. later 
this week.
In November 2022, broadcast television was launched
in the village of Vasilyevka --- where three modern 
multiplex systems were put into service.

DPR to put up monument  to “Wagner” fighters

DPR to put up monument 
to “Wagner” fighters
May 30th, 9:03am (DAN) 
Donetsk People’s Republic authorities are planning to build 
a monument to fighters of the “Wagner” private military
 company in central Artyomovsk, acting DPR Minister 
of Culture, Mikhail Zheltyakov, said.
“I believe we must announce a contest in the Republic for the
 best sketch of a monument to ‘Wagner’ fighters,” Zheltyakov
 told the Donetsk News Agency adding that the monument
 had to be placed in central Artyomovsk.
“Wagner” fighters are heroically brave people - who “picked 
out” the enemy from every metre of the ground in the town,”
 he said.
The Ministry of Culture will announce the contest 
immediately after inventorying the cultural 
facilities in Artyomovsk, the official said.
Artyomovsk is a large district centre north of Gorlovka. 
Ukrainian forces occupied the town in 2014 and 
turned it into a heavily fortified area.  
The clashes for the town began in the autumn of 2022 as 
part of the special military operation. It was liberated 
from Ukrainian troops on May 20, 2023. The town 
mop-up operation, was carried out by the 
“Wagner” PMC.

Patriotic master class for children  from Donbass

Patriotic master class for children 
from Donbass held at the 
Victory Museum
May 29th, 6:48pm
Participants of the Leaders of Russia contest 
held a lesson of memory and glory for 
children from Donbass, in the 
Victory Museum. This is 
reported by the news
paper "Vzglyad".
It is noted that the winner of the contest "Leaders of Russia"
 Oleg Kalinsky and semifinalist Yuri Bibishev held a master 
class "Military Glory", during which they talked about 
tools for recreating the stories of heroes of the 
Great Patriotic War.
More than 100 children took part in the event.
"Every family has its own heroes, and in order to preserve
 the memory of them, the Leadership Academy project of
 the Elbrus Leadership Club of Russia has conceived a 
project for young people called Combat Glory," 
explained Kalinsky.
So, during the master class, the winners of the Leaders of 
Russia contest helped a girl accompanying a children's
 group find information about her grandfather, who 
went missing.
On May 11, it became known that the concert "Stories of our
Victory", in Izhevsk, was watched by 8 thousand people,
and more than 73 thousand became its viewers in
social networks.

“Donbass Post” launches wire  transfer system

“Donbass Post” launches wire 
transfer system between DPR,
 Russian regions
 May 29th, 12:36pm (DAN)
Donetsk People’s Republic residents... can now send money 
orders to all regions of the Russian Federation ------ from any 
“Donbass Post” office, the press service of the state-owned 
company told the Donetsk News Agency. The minimum and 
maximum wire transfer amounts are, respectively, 1 ruble
and 500,000 rubles. The fee for the service starts at 60
rubles, depending on the sum of the money order
the type of transfer. 
The post office will keep the money for one month from the
 date of receipt. DPR residents have been waiting for this 
service since the “Donbass Post”'s establishment. The
 money order system with other Russian regions has 
been the key issue on company hotlines for many 
years, the press service said.  “Donbass Post” 
was established in October 2014. It handles 
mail, cargo delivery, including from Russia, 
payment of pensions and welfare benefits, 
utility services bills, money transfers etc.
 Previously, money orders could only be
sent to recipients in the DPR or LPR.

Zaporozhye region settlement  connected to natural gas ---  for first time in nine years

Zaporozhye region settlement 
connected to natural gas --- 
for first time in nine years
May 29th, 12:32pm (DAN)
 “Melitopolgaz” has connected 17 homes in the Vladimirovka 
village in the Zaporozhye region, to the gas supply network, 
the press service of the state-owned company reported on
 Monday. “Seventeen homes have been connected to 
natural gas as part the efforts to develop the gas 
supply system, ” the press service said. 
“It will improve village residents' living conditions and cut 
their utility bills.” A “Melitopolgaz” team has installed gas
 meters, launched gas appliances and explained safety 
rules to the users, the company said. Earlier reports 
said that “Melitopolgaz” would finish connecting 
Vladimirovka to the gas supply network in the 
near future. The gas supply network in the 
settlement was built back in the 2014,
 but has not been used until now.

Donbass academy to train for  new professions under  Russian standards

Donbass academy to train for 
new professions under 
Russian standards
May 26th, 11:33am (DAN) 
The Donbass National Academy of Civil Engineering and
 Architecture (DonNASA) plans to launch --- six new 
majors for bachelor and master degree students, 
DonNASA rector, Nikolay Zaichenko, said.
“DonNASA is always focused on being a sought-for university
 for prospective students and on training them as high-skilled
 professionals competitive in the labour market,” Zaichenko
 told the Donetsk News Agency. “Now that the academy 
is administered by the federal authorities, it will launch 
a number of majors under Russian standards for 
bachelor and master degree students, as well 
as for postgraduates.”
 The bachelor degree programs are Reconstruction and
 Restoration of Architectural Heritage,” Information 
Systems and Technologies, Housing and Utility 
Infrastructure, and Design. 
Landscape Architecture, is offered to master degree
students and Environmental Safety to postgraduates.
DonNASA was founded on January 1, 1972. It is located 
in Makeyevka. Its original name was Makeyevka Civil 
Engineering Institute. Over decades of operation, 
the university has trained thousands of 
specialists in various fields such as 
architecture, environmental 
protection, construction 
economics,  the urban 
economy, etc.

23,000 workers involved  in rebuilding Mariupol May 25th, 2:03pm (DAN)   The “Single Customer in the Field of Construction” has hired  more than 23,000 workers for Mariupol rebuilding projects, plus plus plus cooperation

23,000 workers involved 
in rebuilding Mariupol
May 25th, 2:03pm (DAN)
 The “Single Customer in the Field of Construction” has hired
 more than 23,000 workers for Mariupol rebuilding projects, 
the press service of the state-owned company, told the 
Donetsk News Agency on Thursday.
“To carry out repairs and rebuilding works in the city, 
‘the Single Customer’ has enlisted more than 23,000 
construction workers - from the Donetsk People’s 
Republic, Russian regions and countries of the 
Commonwealth of Independent States,”
 press service said.
The total strength of the workforce, has been 
reported as of late May; it periodically varies.
Earlier reports said that the “Single Customer” had restored
over 150 apartment houses in the city and that repairs 
were underway on another 1,500. The company 
put up 25 buildings from scratch.


DPR, Kemerovo region leaders 
discuss cooperation, and
humanitarian assistance
 May 25th, 11:21am (DAN)
 Donetsk People’s Republic Acting Head Denis Pushilin
 has met with visiting Kemerovo region governor 
Sergey Tsivilev, to discuss prospects for 
cooperation between the regions...
 the rebuilding of Gorlovka.
The Russian region has sent textbooks and office equipment 
to schools in the DPR’s frontline town, sponsored the
recreation and rehabilitation of 500 children, and 
has plans.... to make arrangements for the 
recreation of another 1,100 children, 
this year.
Kemerovo region authorities provided major support to
 Gorlovka in preparing for the heating season last year 
and will help with road maintenance, Pushilin said, 
adding: that the security situation was an 
obstacle to the rebuilding process.
“Gorlovka is actually on the frontline, so the enemy uses 
any opportunity to shell town neighborhoods and social 
infrastructure facilities,” he said.
Tsivilev said that he had come to the DPR to meet with its
 leadership and see for himself the progress in rebuilding
 works. The governor also said, that a memorial complex
 “Donbass Defenders”, would be built in the regional 
centre of Novokuznetsk.
The Gorlovka administration and the Kemerovo region
government, signed a cooperation agreement
 in June 2022.

3,500 civilians evacuated  from Artyomovsk

3,500 civilians evacuated 
from Artyomovsk
 May 24th, 1:05pm (DAN)
 More than 3,500 residents of Artyomovsk have been
 evacuated to temporary accommodation centres - 
across the Donetsk People’s Republic, the press 
service of the All-Russia People’s Front (ONF)
social movement, said on Wednesday.
“People’s Front traditionally comes to wherever help is
 needed the most; representatives of the presidential 
movement helped to evacuate people from the first 
days,” the press service said. 
Some 200 people have been accommodated in Sharkhtyorsk;
 they receive all necessary aid, including medical assistance 
from doctors of the “Krasny Kurg” non-profit organization.
“We understand their hardships ---- and the urgent need for 
medical help. We want to provide all possible help, assess 
their health and pass this information to the DPR 
Healthcare Ministry, in order to send people to 
specialized hospitals,” the ONF quoted
 “Krasny Kurg” founder, Karapet 
Topalyan, as saying.
The ONF press service added that the evacuees 
at temporary accommodation centres had 
comfortable conditions and were 
provided with meals.
Evacuation from Artyomovsk to safer Donbass areas began
 on February 20. Prior to that, the authorities moved out 
the population of the suburban settlements liberated 
from Ukrainian forces.
Russian bank cards become
 available in DPR, LPR
 for first time
 May 24th, 11:15am (DAN)
 Residents of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics 
now have the opportunity to apply for a credit card of 
Promsyazbank (PSB) ----- the press service of the 
financial organizations reported Wednesday.
“Residents of the Republics, can get a multi-purpose 
payment instrument with 101 days of grace period 
without commission or interest,” the press 
service said.
The minimum card limit is 10,000 rubles. Card issue and
 service are free of charge. Cash.. can be withdrawn 
from the card at ATMs operated by PSB, or partner 
banks in Russia; the limit for one-time withdrawal
 is 3,000 rubles, while the monthly limit is set at 
30,000 rubles.
Prospective clients can apply for a PSB card at any 
of the Bank’s 380 offices in the designated regions.
Earlier reports said that PSB had launched a program
 enabling card users to withdraw cash at DPR 
petrol stations
PSB was the first among large Russian banks to offer 
a package of banking services in the new Russian 
regions... as it developed its infrastructure and 
launched all socially significant services for 
the population and business.
 Last November, the Bank began to offer consumer loans
 to DPR and LPR residents. The launching of credit cards
 replenished the package of available financial products 
and services.

Artemovosk ---- what can be restored

Pushilin - on Artyomovsk: 
There’s much work to do 
but ---- we understand
can be restored
May 23rd,12:51pm (DAN)
Donetsk People’s Republic Acting Head Denis Pushilin
visited the liberated town of Artyomovsk, to assess 
the scope of rebuilding works.
“We’re going to Artyomovsk together with you to see the
 amount of work for dedicated organizations and civil
 services,” Pushilin said, in a video made during 
the trip to the liberated town.
He said that there was no issue with the name of the town, 
because the  DPR authorities restored the original names 
of the liberated settlements which the Kiev regime had 
“decommunized” ...over the years of the conflict.
“Civil services.. will enter the town 
after mine clearance operations. 
Construction companies -- are 
facing much work, but, as in 
the case of Mariupol, we 
understand what and 
how can be rebuilt 
by Russia” --- the 
DPR leader said.
Earlier, Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Marat 
Khusnullin said after his visit to Artyomovsk
...that the town could be restored.
On May 20th, the Wagner private military company 
announced that it fully controlled the town. 

The operation lasted 224 days; it began
on October the 8th, 2022.

2,300 deputies to be elected to  local government bodies in  new Russian regions

2,300 deputies to be elected to
 local government bodies in 
new Russian regions
May 19th, 9:44am (DAN)
 Residents of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republic 
and Zaporozhye and Kherson regions enjoy equal 
suffrage with all other Russian regions at the 
September elections, said Alexander 
Sidyakin, Head of the “United 
Russia” political party’s 
Central Executive 
“Our common goal is to create all conditions for residents of
 the new regions to take part in the vote on an equal basis,” 
Sidyakin said. “United Russia,” together with other political
 parties, helped amend the election law, and their
 recommendations were included in the final 
version of the bill.”
 “The elections in the new regions must 
be open, legitimate and safe,” he said.
Legislative assemblies in the new territories have 216
 mandates, administrative centres 120 mandates and
 local government bodies more than 2,300 mandates.
 Some 3,500 candidates of all levels, have been registered 
for “United Russia” primaries which the Party will hold in 
the runup to the Single Voting Date on September 10th,
 politician said.
“These regions... have had no elections on such a scale 
before. Due to martial law & proximity to the frontline,
 the government has to ensure suffrage ...during the 
transition period and resolve paperwork problems 
on the one hand,....and provide for the safety of
voters and election commission members,
on the
 other,” Sidyakin said.
Russia’s Central Election Commission Chairperson Ella
 Pamfilova - has recently visited the Donetsk People’s 
Republic to assess preparations for the September
 10 elections. In Donbass, they might run for 
several days, because of the unstable 
military situation.

Crimea becomes large logistics hub

Crimea becomes large logistics hub 
for humanitarian aid deliveries 
to new regions
May 12th, 11:57am (DAN)
Thousands of tons of humanitarian aid have been delivered
to Donbass, via Crimea, since 2022, Republic of Crimea 
Head Sergey Aksyonov told the Donetsk News Agency.
“Crimea has become a large logistics hub for the supplies of 
cargoes to the new regions, ” Aksyonov said. “Thousands 
of relief supplies from other Russian regions have been
 delivered to the DPR and LPR since the beginning 
of 2022.”
Crimea’s construction workers are helping to rebuild the
(Donetsk People’s) Republic, together with specialists
 from other regions. For example, they are building 
apartment houses in Mariupol, he said.
Earlier, Head of Russia’s Federal Agency for Sea and Inland
Water Transport, Zakhary Dzhioyev, told DAN that the
Mariupol seaport had received some 14,000 tons 
of construction materials, in the period from 
late September 2022, to April 2023. 
The press service of Russian Deputy Prime Minister 
Marat Khusnullin, confirmed that the bulk of the 
cargoes had arrived from Crimea.

 Republic  marks referendum anniversary

Pushilin says - prides himself on
fellow countrymen as Republic 
marks referendum anniversary
May 11th, 9:48am (DAN)
Donbass residents have shown endurance in fighting
 Ukrainian Nazism, Donetsk People’s Republic Acting 
Head, Denis Pushilin said, in his Day of Republic 
greetings, on Thursday.
“Dear fellow countrymen, I pride myself on each of you. 
The consolidation of Donbass residents helped us in 
2014 to embark on the path of freedom fight to 
prevent Nazism from coming to our land,” 
Pushilin said in a video address posted 
on his Telegram channel. “We’ll always 
defend our right to speak our native 
language and safekeep our culture, 
history and traditions.”
Despite many hardships, residents of the region have shown 
that they’re capable of resisting the enemy and fighting on
 the side of truth and justice. “We’re not alone now; our 
future is inseparably linked with Russia, the Russian 
World. Our victory is yet to be achieved; we’re 
facing much work in rebuilding the Republic,”
 Pushilin said.
He expressed confidence that DPR residents were ready 
to work for the sake of Donbass’ revival, and wished his
 compatriots new achievements, well-being and a
victorious peace.
The DPR’s Day of Republic marks the self-determination
referendum held by the former Donetsk region, on May
the 11th, in 2014, which involved three-thirds of the 
local population. 
The plebiscite participants had to answer this question 
“Do you support the declaration of state independence 
of the Donetsk People’s Republic?” Nearly 90 percent 
supported DPR sovereignty. 

fighters created by young artist

Donetsk museum displays portraits 
of fighters created by young artist
 from liberated village
May 10th, 11:37am (DAN)
The Art-Donbass museum in Donetsk, has unveiled the
“Viktoria’s Diary” exhibition, which features portraits 
of fighters who helped to liberate the region from 
Ukrainian gunmen, museum director Yekaterina 
Kalinichenko, said on Wednesday.  
“Art-Donbass has opened the exhibition, as part of Day of the
Republic celebrations,” Kalinichenko told the Donetsk News
Agency. “It also prepared a virtual exhibition of 16 portraits 
of Donbass defenders produced by Viktoria Kozlova, 14,
during the operation to liberate the Pavlovka village in
the Maryinka district, in the spring of 2022. At that
time... the girl and her family were hiding from 
Ukrainian army artillery attacks... in their 
house cellar.”
Viktoria used color pencils to create her artworks choosing
 a different colour for each portrait. She has been keen on
 drawing since the age of 8 and attended art classes. 
She has participated in Art-Donbass’ contests of 
children’s drawings, since 2017.  
After the liberation of her village, she drew portraits
Russian servicemen who had been bringing food 
to her family.
Most of the portraits are signed; they also show the names 
of servicemen’s native places such as Khakasia, Donetsk, 
Makeyevka, Chuvashia, Krasnoyarsk, Primorye, Belgrad 
etc. The girl did not write the fighters' names, or call
signs, just the date when the portrait was drawn. 
“If fighters’ relatives recognize them, we’re ready 
to pass them these portraits,” the museum 
director said.
Viktoria and her family have moved to Vladimir,
where the young artist continues her visual 
art studies.

Pushilin:  the first ship with grain  from the DPR was loaded in the  commercial port of Mariupol

Pushilin:  the first ship with grain 
from the DPR was loaded in the
 commercial port of Mariupol
May 7th, 6:14pm
Acting head of the Donetsk People's Republic Denis Pushilin 
said that the first ship was loaded with grain from the DPR 
in the Mariupol commercial sea Port.
"The first ship with grain from the Donetsk People's Republic
 was loaded in the Mariupol commercial sea Port," he wrote
 on Telegram.
Pushilin stressed that organizing the export of agricultural 
products outside the Russian region will help revive one 
of the most important sectors of the DPR economy.
Earlier, the first restored section of tram tracks was launched 
in Mariupol. More than ten kilometres of track have been put
 into operation.
In early May, Pushilin promised to provide daily water
 supplies to DPR residents by the end of June.

Donetsk to perpetuate memory
Shrerif Tiraspol player
 in Donbass
 May 5th, 12:03pm (DAN) 
A commemorative plaque in honour of football player Vadim 
Solodky killed in fighting for the Donetsk People’s Republic 
will be installed on the building of the Donetsk school 
where he worked as a sports teacher.
“A plaque honoring the memory of Vadim Solodky will be
 installed on the building of Secondary School No 125 
in Donetsk,” City Hall reported on its website.
Solodky, trained at the Shakhyor soccer school, played for 
the Football Clubs Volyn Lutsk, Metallurg Donetsk and 
Sherif Tiraspol. He worked as an “Olympic” children’s 
sport school coach. Solodky was killed in action.. 
in March 2022.

Chelyabinsk charity to provide  bionic limbs to DPR children  with disabilities

Chelyabinsk charity to provide
 bionic limbs to DPR children 
with disabilities
May 4th, 7:22pm (DAN)
 A Chelyabinsk-based charity has launched a project to
 provide prostheses to children with disabilities in the
 Donetsk People’s Republic, the Office of DPR 
ombudsperson Darya Morozova reported
 on Friday.
“We help procure modern bionic and active prostheses for 
children with disabilities in the DPR in cooperation with 
Chelyabinsk region ombudsperson Yulia Sudarenko. 
Prosthetic care is provided by the Chelyabinsk-
based ‘Biryuzovy’ charity foundation,”
report said.
The charity will cover diagnostic, logistic and artificial 
limb production costs. It will also provide prosthesis 
maintenance and replacement until the children in
 its care come of age. Six children from Donetsk,
 Khartsyzsk and Mariupol  have been included
 in the first stage of the project.
Measurements have already been taken; prosthetic limb
 manufacturing has been launched. Two children will 
receive artificial limbs in June and the rest in early
 autumn, Morozova’s Office said.
Earlier reports said that the Donetsk Republican 
Prosthetic and Orthopedic Centre, planned to
 launch bionic limb production.

Nakhimov Naval School affiliate  to be built in Mariupol by 2024

Nakhimov Naval School affiliate 
to be built in Mariupol by 2024
 May 4th, 3:47pm (DAN)
Donetsk People’s Republic Acting Head, Denis Pushilin 
and Deputy Defense Minister, Timur Ivanov, have laid
the foundation stone of an affiliate of the Nakhimov
Naval School, on the Sea of Azov coast,  in 
Mariupol, to mark the project launch.
“It’s another proof of our joining the big family of Russia
which is now --- our country,” Pushilin said. “Our young 
people will have the opportunity to make a conscious
choice and learn a new profession in comfortable 
conditions without going far away from home.”
The emergence of the Nakhimov school will be symbolic for
 Donbass as these institutes began to appear in the USSR 
during the Great Patriotic War, and today, an affiliate on 
the Sea of Azov coast is being built amid the special 
military operation, he said.
“It (the School) has four affiliates: in Vladivostok, Murmansk, 
Kaliningrad and Sevastopol. Now it will be represented in
 the DPR’s city of Mariupol. A new modern academic 
building will open its doors to 560 students on 
September 1st, 2024,” Ivanov said.
The total area of all structures to be built there will reach
 60,000 square metres. The facility will be equipped
 according to the Russian standards and
 interactive classrooms.

Mariupol launches first  kindergarten built  from scratch

Mariupol launches first
 kindergarten built 
from scratch
May 4th, 3:04pm (DAN)
 A kindergarten built from scratch has opened in the city of
 Mariupol. Donetsk People’s Republic Acting Head Denis
 Pushilin took part in the opening ceremony.
“It’s really a place where you want your children to keep 
themselves busy and have all their needs met,” Pushilin
 said. “Special thanks to military construction workers.”
“It is fully equipped which the educators find very helpful. 
Parents will be happy, too, while for children, it’s a 
paradise, he added.
“There were no structures in this place before; the 
kindergarten has been built from scratch. The pre-
school facility comprises six groups; one of the 
groups is for children with speech delay,”
 kindergarten director, Tatyana 
Rodionova said.
She noted that the kindergarten 
had been built in eight months.
It is 100-percent equipped thanks to the financial 
assistance of the Defense Ministry. On May 10th, 
a fully-staffed kindergarten will welcome 113 
children, Rodionova said. 

Petersburg completing restoration  of 44 housing centres

Petersburg completing restoration 
of 44 Mariupol facilities, another 
70 next in line
 May 2nd, 5:55pm (DAN) 
St Petersburg has restored 26 facilities in the sponsored
 Mariupol and is completing the rebuilding of another 44,
 St Petersburg governor Alexander Beglov reported to
 President Vladimir Putin at the tram service 
resumption ceremony, in Mariupol, 
on Tuesday.
“We already have results: we’ve done 26 facilities, and are
 completing the repairs of 44; another 70 projects are in 
the works,” Beglov said during online broadcasting on
 the Kremlin’s Telegram channel.
Special attention is paid to social infrastructure facilities: 
three schools for 2,100 pupils and three kindergartens 
for 750 children had been restored.. by September 1st. 
Local teachers took training courses in St Petersburg 
for transition to new education standards, while 1,800
schoolchildren travelled to Russia’s second largest 
city for recreation, during the school holidays, 
he said.
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 21st, 2022. The city
 housing  stock and infrastructure sustained 
significant damage. Fifteen Russian regions,
 including twin city St Petersburg, are 
helping Mariupol to rebuild
 its infrastructure.

Putin takes part in launching tram

Putin takes part in launching tram
 traffic in Mariupol via video link
 May 2nd, 4:55pm (DAN)
 Russian President Vladimir Putin and St Petersburg 
governor, Alexander Beglov, have taken part in
ceremony for launching tram services
Mariupol, via a video link, on Tuesday.
The city stopped tram traffic in the winter of 2022 
as its transport infrastructure was damaged 
during hostilities.
“The first tram route was opened here, almost exactly 90 
years ago, on May 1st, 1933, and this type of transport 
was very popular for many years,” Putin said.
“In March, during my trip to Mariupol, my colleagues and I
 talked about the city’s main problems, including the need
 to restore tram service. Today, over ten kilometres of 
track are being put into operation. This is only the 
beginning. In the future...  we will develop the 
transport infrastructure in the city, including
 the efforts to increase the number of routes
 and update the long-obsolete public
transport fleet.”
The tram service launching ceremony was attended by
 Donetsk People’s Republic Acting Head Denis Pushilin, 
city mayor, Oleg Morgun, and transport industry 
veterans from St Petersburg.
“It’s been less than a year, and now we see a completely
 different picture in the city. If you visit Mariupol for the
first time now, you’ll see many remainders of that 
aggression on the part of Ukraine, but if you see 
everything in moving fashion -- it’s an absolutely 
different picture -- from what was a year ago,” 
Pushilin told reporters before the ceremony.
On Tuesday, the city launched Tram Route No 1 from the 
tram depot to City Hospital No 2. The streetcars sported
 air balloons with Russian flag colours. Mariupol rolled 
out 13 trams on Tuesday; tram rides will be free.
Mariupol put its tram system in operation on May 1st, 
1933. Previously, there were seven tram routes in
 the city.

 the new school programs

Russia's Education Ministry includes 
the special military operation, and 
recognition of the Donbass 
Republics --- in the new
school programs
May 2nd, 12:36pm (DAN) 
Study of the special military operation, has been included in
the federal school programs for grades 10 and 11, while 9th
 formers will study the theme of Russia’s recognition of the
 Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, in the spring
of 2022, the press service of the Russian Education
 told the Donetsk News Agency.
“The subject of History in secondary education programs has
 included the theme ‘The Special Military Operation’ at basic
 and advanced levels,” the press service said.
A tentative program of the basic training module
 “Introduction to the Recent History of Russia” 
for 9th formers, envisions the study of “the 
recognition of the DPR and LPR by Russia
 (2022), the Ministry said. 
In late April, Russian Education Minister Sergey Kravtsov 
said that his department had prepared a textbook of 
History for 11th formers which contained a section 
on the special military operation.

Students cover up “Azov” Neo- Nazis' symbols in Mariupol  with Russian tricolors

Students cover up “Azov” Neo-
Nazis' symbols in Mariupol 
with Russian tricolors
May 1st, 10:38am (DAN)
Youth and student organizations in Mariupol have cleaned 
up city areas and covered up Ukrainian symbols in the 
course of the May 1st ecology action, the Donetsk 
branch of “the Russian Student Teams” told the 
Donetsk News Agency.
“We’ve cleaned up Lukomorye children’s square, and the 
Primorsky Park (where the emblems of ‘Azov’ battalion 
(banned in the Russian Federation — eds Donetsk 
News Agency) was replaced with Russian 
tricolors,” the Donetsk branch press 
service said. 
“Another (Azov) emblem, was covered up 
near School No 57 in Fevralskaya Street.”
The cleanup, as part of an all-Russia action was timed 
with Spring and Labour Day and involved students 
from Donetsk higher eduction centres and 
Kuindzhi State University and Azov 
State University of Technology 
in Mariupol.
Members of the Young Guard, Young Army military patriotic 
movement, who joined the action, helped to clean up city
 pedestrian zones, memorials, and the premises of 
Labour Glory monuments. 

1,000 civil engineers to graduate  from DPR university this year  April 28th, 3:25pm (DAN)

1,000 civil engineers to graduate
 from DPR university this year
 April 28th, 3:25pm (DAN)
 More than 1,000 specialists will graduate from the Donbass 
National Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture 
(DoNASA) this year, university rector Nikolay 
Zaichenko, said on Friday.
“I cannot say precisely how many there are in this class; more
 than 1,000 specialists are graduating this year, ” Zaichenko
told the Donetsk News Agency.
Many of them have already found jobs 
at construction companies, he said.
DoNASA was founded in Makeyevka on January 1st, 1972. 
Its original name is Makeyevka Civil Engineering Institute.
 Over the decades of its operation, the university has 
trained thousands of specialists in various fields 
such as architecture, environmental protection,
 construction economics, urban economy etc.

Mariupol launchers repairs of  famous Steelmaker Monument

Mariupol launches repairs of 
famous Steelmaker
April 25th, 1:12pm (DAN)
 Mariupol authorities have launched restorative works
 on the Monument to Steelmaker at an entrance to 
the city.
A team of construction workers is currently tiling the 
base of the monument. Scaffolding around the figure 
has already been put up.
A new asphalt road with kerbs is being built to the monument. 
The site is fenced off with emergency road cones for the 
safety of both the builders and drivers.
The Steelmaker Monument is one of Mariupol’s key symbols.
 It was installed in 1969 in honour of hero of the Soviet 
Union, Ilyich Plant employee Makar Mazay, a 
Komsomol member and Stakhanovite. 
 In 1936, he set a world record for the removal of steel — 
15.05 tons in 6 hours 30 minutes. Later on, Mazay’s 
experience and techniques were widely used 
across the Soviet Union.

DPR ready to help demobilized  students return to peaceful life

DPR ready to help demobilized 
students return to peaceful life
April 20th, 2:08pm (DAN)
 Demobilized students of the Donetsk People’s Republic will 
enjoy support from the authorities in realizing their plans in 
a peaceful life, said DPR leader administration chief of 
staff, Alexey Nikonorov.
“The guys say that people are absolutely different before and 
after rehabilitation,” Nikonorov said at the press conference 
of the autonomous non-profit organization “Russia  — the 
Land of Opportunities, ” dedicated to the start of an 
upgraded “Thank You, Brothers” project.
“It means a great demand for this focus area as it has a very 
positive impact on our students who took part in the special 
military operation.  The students did everything they could 
when the Motherland needed their help. Our duty is to 
secure their soonest return to peaceful life, to help 
them take a rehabilitation course, and provide 
all the opportunities for realizing them... in 
peaceful life,” he said.
A large program to train mentors and coordinators for project
 participants will be launched. It will help them acquire skills 
for working with the demobilized students from the Donetsk
 and Lugansk People’s Republics, said DPR government 
deputy chairperson, Larisa Tolstykina.
“The Republic worked out special measures to 
support demobilized servicemen in the first 
days of demobilization --- from individual 
training programs to the establishment 
of centres for psychological support 
and help.  We understand that you 
can never have too much help, so
 we’re happy - that the project is 
ongoing, it’s very important to 
us that it is aimed not only at 
assistance to students, but 
also helps our mentors.. 
who work with them
... in the Republic,” 
Tolstykina said.
On Thursday, Moscow, Donetsk and Lugansk had a joint press
 conference on registration for an upgraded “Thank You
 Brothers” project for demobilized students from the 
DPR and the LPR.  In the DPR, the video link was 
arranged by the Donetsk News Agency. Earlier 
reports said that some 2,000 demobilized 
students would undergo rehabilitation 
under the project.
“Russia — the Land of Opportunities” (RSV) is an autonomous 
non-profit organization established at the initiative of 
President Vladimir Putin, in 2018. 
The platform brings together 26 contests, projects and 
Olympiads. Over four years of its operation, 18 million 
people from all over Russia and 150 countries have 
become participants of its projects, and more than
 1,500 companies, universities, and state and
 social organizations, have partnered 
RSV projects.

Federal Tax Service registers  30,000 self-employed  entrepreneurs in DPR

Federal Tax Service registers 
30,000 self-employed 
entrepreneurs in DPR
April 17th, 1:46pm (DAN)
 The Federal Tax Service (FNS) has registered more than 
30,000 self-employed business people in the Donetsk 
People’s Republic, the FNS press service told the 
Donetsk News Agency on Monday.
“As of April the 7th, 2023, 48,684 taxpayers have been 
registeredin the DPR territory, including 18,077 legal 
entities and 30,607 self-employed entrepreneuers,”
 the press service said.
The Federal Tax Services was one of the first government
 agencies to open its office in the DPR after its accession 
to Russia. The FNS regularly holds online seminars on 
transition to the Russian legal system for taxpayers 
in the new Russian regions.

DPR court metes out prison term  to Ukrainian nationalist who fired grenade launcher at elderly woman

DPR court metes out prison term
 to Ukrainian nationalist who
 grenade launcher at
elderly woman
April 12th, 4:15pm (DAN)
 The Supreme Court of the Donetsk People’s Republic 
has sentenced a Ukrainian gunman, to 16 years in 
prison, for firing an anti-tank grenade launcher in 
the direction of a 62-year-old woman last spring, 
Russia’s Main Military Prosecutor’s Office 
reported on Wednesday.
“The DPR Supreme Court has handed down a guilty verdict - in 
the criminal case against Yevgeny Tkachenko, Staff Sergeant 
of Anti-Aircraft Missile Battalion, Eastern Operations-
Territorial Formation of Ukraine’s National Guard 
(also known as the nationalistic battalion ‘Azov’ 
which is banned in the Russian Federation),”
 the report said.
Tkachenko, who was in the village of Ilyichevskoye in southern
 DPR in March 2022, noticed a civilian near a house and fired a
 fragmentation grenade from an easel anti-tank grenade
 launcher in her direction. The grenade impacted on 
the wall of the house damaging its windows, but 
the woman had taken shelter by the time the
 shot was fired. 
Tkachenko was found guilty of malicious damage to property,
 attempted murder, cruel treatment of civilians and use of 
banned means and methods of warfare, and sentenced 
to 16 years in a maximum security prison.

Musician Bardash pointed out the  importance of showing Russia to  the children of Donbass

Musician Bardash pointed out the 
importance of showing Russia to
 the children of Donbass
April 9th, 3:34pm
The children of Donbass need integration with Russia, 
they need to see the country and its peoples. 
Ukrainian producer, choreographer, and
 musician Yuriy Bardash said this in 
an interview with Izvestia.
The artist stressed that children are "our everything".
"The old people don't want to go anywhere, anymore, 
show the children of Donbass what Russia is. That's
 what needs to be done now," he said.
Russia should take care of the younger generation: They 
should see Crimea, Sochi, and Lake Baikal. Bardash 
added that children from new Russian regions need 
to share their experience with their peers in the