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The Miners' Next Step and Donbass news

Image: 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.

Image: 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.

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, yet gave up his time
to generate the 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.

Image: 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.

Image: 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!

Image: DAN news info about Donbass

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. 


Image: 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.

Image: 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.

Image: 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.

Image: '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.

Image: 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).

Image: 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.

Image: 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.

Image: 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.


Image: “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.

Image: 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.

Image: 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.

Image: 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.

Image: 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.


Image: 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.

Image: “United Russia” primaries start in Donetsk People’s Republic

“United Russia” primaries start 

in Donetsk People’s Republic

 May 22nd, 11:22am (DAN)


 Some 1,300 candidates from the Donetsk People’s Republic

 are taking part in the “United Russia” party preliminary

 election which has started on Monday, said DPR 

Acting Head Denis Pushilin.


“There are many young people among them: coal miners,

 doctors, teachers, cultural figures and servicemen,” 

Pushilin said in a post on Telegram. 


“All registered voters will be get SMS messages inviting them

 to vote on the ‘United Russia’ website. Counting stations 

will operate from May 26 though May 28.”


Primaries are the selection of candidates from a political 

party for their further participation in the elections. 


“United Russia” is the only party in the country which holds

 preliminary voting. It is open to Party members, supporters

 and non-partisan candidates. Preliminary voting will be 

held online on May 22-28. The DPR has set up polling

 stations and arranged field voting. The candidates 

were nominated from March 8 through April 27.

  Voter registration is ongoing.



HQ for aid to liberated territories 

to be set up in Artyomovsk

 — DPR leader

May 22nd, 10:06am (TASS)


 An interagency centre on providing aid to liberated territories

 will be set up in Artyomovsk (called Bakhmut in Ukraine) in

 the near future, Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Acting 

Head Denis Pushilin said on Monday.


"It is planned to set up a headquarters there following the 

tested and established practice in other liberated cities. 

The headquarters will begin to function in the near 

future. This will be an interagency centre on 

providing aid to liberated territories," he 

told the Rossiya-24 TV channel.


According to Pushilin, the headquarters will operate

 comprehensively. He noted that after thorough mine

 clearance operations.. specialists would be able to 

begin assessing the condition of all city buildings. 



"Then, it will be possible to begin work to the full extent and 

break it into stages, but we will plan works on restoring this

populated centre, in direct connection with the federal 

centre," he noted.

Image: Almost 1,000 single family homes restored since start of 2023

Almost 1,000 single family homes 

restored in DPR since 

January 2023

 May 19th, 10:54am (DAN)


 Nearly 1,000 war-damaged single-family homes have been

 restored across the Donetsk People’s Republic since the 

beginning of this year, the DPR's Deputy Minister of 

Construction and Utilities Maxim Zhukovsky,

 said on Friday.


“The work is underway in the DPR to rebuild single family 

neighbourhoods,”  Zhukovsky said. “Repairs have been 

completed on 929 homes since the beginning of 2023.”


DPR authorities plan to rebuild more than 3,000 homes this 

year. Some 700 construction workers are involved in 

ongoing housing sector repairs --- in Donetsk, 

Gorlovka, Yasinovataya, Dokuchayevsk, 

Volnovakha, Mariupol ...and the 

Novoazovsk, Telmanovo and

 Volnovakha districts.


Image: 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.

Image: revenue increase and regional cooperation

DPR, Chukotka leaders discuss 

economic cooperation plans

May 18th, 12:49pm (DAN)


Donetsk and Anadyr, the capital of the Chukotka Autonomous

 Area, will develop mutually advantageous economic

 cooperation, Donetsk People’s Republic Acting 

Head, Denis Pushilin, said on Thursday, after 

his talks with Chukotka's Acting Governor,

 Vladislav Kuznetsov.


“We discussed opportunities for mutually advantageous 

economic cooperation between our regions and plans 

for rebuilding Debaltsevo; Chukotka has become

the sponsor region for this town,” Pushilin 

wrote on Telegram.


 “I thank Chukotka residents for supporting Donbass, I’m

confident of our effective interaction --- as distance is 

no obstacle to like-minded people.”


At present, eight far-eastern regions are participating in DPR

 rebuilding projects: Yakutia, Buryatia, Primorye, Kamchatka

 and Khabarovsk Territories, and the Amur, Magadan and

 Sakhalin regions, he said.


Last year... they helped restore 324 infrastructure facilities

 including 31 schools, ten kindergartens, two hospitals, six 

apartment buildigns, roads and water lines. They bored 21 

water wells, built 18 children’s playgrounds and delivered 

more than 250 tons of relief supplies to the DPR.


On March 15, 2023, President Vladimir Putin appointed 

Vladislav Kuznetsov Acting Governor of the Chukotka

 Autonomous Area. Previously, Kuznetsov occupied 

the post of first deputy chairman of the Lugansk 

People’s Republic's government.






DPR’s Pushilin signs budget 

revenue increase law

May 18th, 10:14am (DAN)


 Donetsk People’s Republic Acting Head Denis Pushilin 

has signed a law on a 2.7-billion ruble increase in 

budget revenue.


A total of 2,700,452.7 rubles would be used to support the 

coal industry and pay remuneration and back wages; this 

sum includes the payments of income tax, insurance 

fees and deductions that also apply to employees 

assigned to cargo handling at defense facilities, 

according to the document published on the 

DPR leader’s official website.


The Republic’s Budget 2023 revenue totals 226,171,914 

rubles and expenditure 231,631,033 rubles. The upper

government debt limit for January 1st, 2024 is set 

at 0 rubles.


On Monday, DPR Prime Minister Yevgeny Solntsev said 

that the Cabinet would initiate amendments to

 increase the revenue part of the budget. 


The law, approved by the parliament and signed by the 

DPR acting head on Wednesday -- has come into force.


Image: 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.

Image: 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. 

Image: 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.

Image: A monument to trams to be installed in Mariupol

A monument to trams to 

be installed in Mariupol

May 8th, 12:03pm (DAN)


 A monument to trams will be put up near next to 

the Mariupol city tram depot, public transport

 officials told the Donetsk News Agency.


A snow removal tram manufactured in the 1960s 

which is currently standing on unused tracks 

will be given a second life as a monument, 

the depot administration said, adding that 

the vehicle will be taken to a Russian 

region for restoration.  No project

date has been named.


On May 2nd, President Vladimir Putin gave the go-ahead

 --- to resume tram traffic in Mariupol - via video link. 


The city tram service had not operated since the winter 

of 2022, as transport infrastructure had been damaged 

during hostilities.


The snow removal trams were the most widespread utility 

vehicles in USSR tram depots. They were produced by 

the Gorky car repair plant, from 1948 to 1976. 


The GS-5 series, to which the Mariupol vintage tram belongs,

was produced from the 1960s to the 1970s. The tram frame

is a rectangular trapezoid, with unshielded undercarriage.

It has sweeping and scraping attachments mounted 

to the side and a hydraulic cylinder ---- to lift the 

rotating brush.

Image: 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.

Image: 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.

Image: 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.

Image: 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. 

Image: 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.

Image: 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.

Image: 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.

Image: 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. 

Image: 16,000 children to recreate at DPR school-based summer camps

16,000 children to recreate at DPR

 school-based summer camps

 April 28th, 3:27pm (DAN)


Some 160 school-based camps in the Donetsk People’s

Republic --- will welcome children this summer, DPR 

government deputy chairperson Larisa Tolstykina

 told the Donetsk News Agency on Friday.


“We are organizing summer camps in the Republic, on 

the premises of the schools that hold onsite classes,”

 Tolstykina said, adding that 160 recreational 

facilities would accommodate about 

16,000 children.


Earlier reports said that less than half of 

schools in the DPR had onsite training.

Image: 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.

Image: Prosecutors help recover 100 million rubles worth of back wages, pensions in new regions



Prosecutors help recover 

100 million rubles worth 

of back wages, pensions 

in new regions

 April 26th, 6:21pm (DAN) 


Back wages and pensions worth over 100 million rubles 

have been paid to residents of the new regions thanks 

to the assistance of supervisory authorities, Russian

 Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov said as he 

answered senators’ questions at the 

Federation Council upper house 

of the Russian parliament 

on Wednesday. 


“Thanks to prosecutors’ intervention, people have got their

 back pay and pensions worth several hundred million 

rubles, ” said Krasnov whose speech was 

livestreamed on the FC website.


Earlier, President Vladimir Putin said that the security 

service, law-enforcement bodies and prosecutors 

must do everything to protect people in the 

new regions.

Image: Home/property loss compensations paid to 7,200 DPR residents this year

Home/property loss
 paid to
7,200 DPR residents

 this year

April 26th, 2:59pm (DAN)


 Donetsk People’s Republic authorities, have paid 

compensations for the loss of home or property 

as a result of hostilities to 7,200 DPR residents 

this year, the press service of the Republic’s 

Labour and Social Policy Ministry told the 

Donetsk News Agency on Wednesday.


“In 2023, 7,200 injured parties received payments for

 the loss of or damage to their homes, as well as for

 the loss of essential property,” a press service 

representative said.


Earlier reports said that more than 30,000 requests for such

 payments had been approved over the nine months since

 the DPR authorities announced plans in July 2022 to pay 

compensations. The money is paid in the amount of 

35,000 rubles per square metre of living space, and 

can be used to buy or build new housing. The 

Republic’s authorities have also been 

providing new housing to people 

whose homes were ruined.


The DPR’s Budget 2023 earmarks 2.6 billion rubles

for home/property loss payments to residents.


Image: Mariupol launchers repairs of famous Steelmaker Monument

Mariupol launchers 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.

Image: Life on territories liberated by Russia

Life on territories 

liberated by Russia

April the 25th, 

(updated 8:39am)



7:15am Took part in the scientific-practical conference

“Prospects for the development of rehabilitation

assistance to participants in the special 

operation, residents of the LPR, DPR, 

Kherson and Zaporozhye regions 

affected by hostilities”, which 

took place... on the basis
the Leningrad State 

Medical University.

 Saint Luke.


The organizers were the TV channel “Doctor” (Evelina

 Zakamskaya), NGO “Surgical Society – Wounds and 

wound infections”, Leningrad State Medical 

University named after St. Luke.


The main goal of the conference is to develop a set of practical 

solutions that contribute to the development of a system for

 organizing a comprehensive rehabilitation of special 

operation participants, residents of new regions 

affected by hostilities.


7:14am 113 thousand bank cards
for pensioners will 
be issued
in the Kherson region.


This decision was taken by the regional government. Within a

 month, payment instruments will be produced in accordance

 with the register of recipients of pension payments.


What is important to know?


On behalf of Acting Governor Vladimir Saldo, delivery will 

be carried out by mail. The service will be free and will

 not require any application.

Image: 400 refugees from Artyomovsk, Soledar, ask DPR authorities to pay allowances, pensions

400 refugees --- from
Artyomovsk, Soledar,

 ask DPR authorities
to pay 

April 24th, 10:26am (DAN)


 More than 400 refugees from Artyomovsk, Soledar and their 

outskirts have applied for social benefits and pensions in 

the Donetsk People’s Republic, DPR government deputy

 chairperson, Larsia Tolstykina, said.


“Three hundred and eighty people from Soledar, Artyomovsk 

and neighboring settlements have requested the Labour 

and Social Protection Departments  of DPR municipal 

areas, to grant allowances and financial aid,” 

Tolstykina told the Donetsk News Agency,

 adding that 41 people had applied for 

retirement benefits.


An evacuation from Artyomovsk to safer Donbass areas began

 on February the 20th. Prior to that, the authorities evacuated 

the population of the suburban settlements liberated from
Ukrainian forces.

Image: 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.

Image: Authorities to announce Don-Donbass water line launch date shortly


Authorities to announce Don-Donbass

 water line launch date shortly

April 19th, 12:22pm (DAN)


Donetsk People’s Republic’s Republic Acting Head 

Denis Pushilin, has said that the meetings with 

specialists... over the launch date for the 

Don-Donbass water duct will be held 

in the nearest future.


“The water duct pre-commissioning activities are ongoing. 

Given the technical aspects, people have to know the 

date when they will have tap water,” Pushilin said 

on the Solovyev LIVE program. “We’re going to 

meet with representatives of the dedicated 

services & military construction workers, 

to decide on the new water duct 

launch date.”


Earlier reports said that military construction workers were

 tapping the river Don to fill up the reservoirs of the new 

water duct running to Donbass. The program is 

implemented at the instruction of Russian 

President Vladimir Putin. It will partially 

solve.. the life-support problem of the 

region which has been experiencing 

water shortages, for more than 

a year.

Image: DPR authorities announce conscription, recruits won’t be sent to army units


DPR authorities announce conscription, 

recruits won’t be sent to army units

April 19th, 11:47am (DAN)


Donetsk People’s Republic authorities have announced 

the spring and autumn conscription for citizens born in 

1996-2005, pursuant to DPR Acting Head Denis 

Pushilin’s Decree No 99.


The document, published on the website of Pushilin’s 

administrations on Wednesday, orders to establish 

draft boards in the region, approve their key and 

reserve staff, and list the medical centres... for 

the treatment and examination of conscripts.


Local authorities are recommended to help the military 

commissar’s offices and supervise the conscription. 

The Healthcare Ministry has been tasked with 

carrying out the medical examinations of

 conscripts, organizing the operation of 

medical commissions and sending 

medics to assembly points.


Police will establish the whereabouts of citizens who 

have committed administrative offenses and 

register the draft dodgers.


Officials from the DPR leader’s administration said that 

the recruits would not be sent for military service 

during the spring callup. “The citizens who have 

received a conscription notice and had a health 

check will stay at home after conscript 

registration,” they said. 


The decree came into force 

on March the 31st.

Image: 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.

Image: “Azovstal” demining might take up to six months — Shpilenko

“Azovstal” demining might take 

up to six months — Shpilenko

April 14th, 12:09pm (DAN)


 The mine clearance operation at the “Azovstal” metallurgical 

works will run in stages; experts will be promptly invited to 

safe areas to carry out technical and economic audit, 

Donbass Development Corporation Chairman of the 

Board, Andrey Shpilenko, told the Donetsk 

News Agency.


“It’s difficult to estimate the period, but I believe that demining

 would take up to half a year, ” Shpilenko said. “As soon as

 we’ve launched mine clearance which will run in stages, 

we’ll invite experts from various branches of industry.”


Experts will assess the condition of furnaces and 

infrastructure in the areas cleared of UXO, 

he added.


Earlier reports said that “Azovstal”...  had been handed over to

 the Donbass Development Corporation for trust management.

Image: 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.

Image: Pushilin authorizes Shakhtorsk, Yasinovataya Town Halls - to administer nearby liberated settlements

Pushilin authorizes Shakhtorsk, 

Yasinovataya Town Halls 

- to administer nearby 

liberated settlements

April 11th, 10:06am (DAN)


Donetsk People’s Republic's Acting Head, Denis Pushilin, has 

signed a decree which includes another 13 DPR settlements

 liberated from Ukrainian occupation, in the responsibility 

zones of town administrations.


The villages of Vodyanoye, Vesyoloye and Krasnogorovka on the

Avdeyevka axis will be administered by Yasinovataya Town Hall, 

while Shakhtyorsk authorities will administer the settlements of 

Zelenopolye, Krasnaya Gora and Yagodnoye, and the villages 

of Nikolayevka, Sacco and Vanzetti, Paraskoviyevka, Dubovo-

Vasilevka, Berkhovka, Zaliznyanskoye and Pilipchatino, on 

the Artyomovsk axis, according to the document.


The decree, signed on April 11th, has come into force.

Image: Pushilin arrives at Artyomovsk


DPR acting head: promises 

to rebuild Artyomovsk

April 10th, 1:13pm (TASS)


There is a lot of work to be done to rebuild the city of 

Artyomovsk, destroyed by the shelling, but it will be

 rebuilt, the Acting Head of the Dontesk People’s 

Republic, Denis Pushilin said, during a visit 

to the city.


"I toured the city -- saw the devastating consequences of the

actions of the Kiev regime. There is a lot of work to be done 

to rebuild it, but we already have the experience of Mariupol

- we will cope with everything. We will rebuild the city. There 

are practically no intact buildings, almost all 100% damaged

- but we'll rebuild everything," he said, in a video published 

on his Telegram channel. A cannonade can be heard 

throughout the video.


He added that Artyomovsk will definitely be fully restored.


Pushilin arrives
at Artyomovsk

April 10th, 9:31am (DAN)


Donetsk People’s Republic's Acting Head, Denis Pushilin, 
arrived at the liberated part of Artyomovsk, on Monday.


Pushilin posted a video on his Telegram channel from the 

town which is being liberated by the “Wagner” private 

military company.


Kiev does not spare its servicemen sending them to the

 “meat grinder,” he said, adding that he would soon 

post a new video detailing his trip to the town.


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 & construction 

companies.  The Artyomovsk Champagne Wines 

Factory is one of the largest in Eastern Europe.


Fierce fighting for the town has continued for several months. 

Western military experts and politicians said Ukrainian army

 manpower losses had run into thousands. Meanwhile, Kiev 

keeps trying to hold the town while amassing 

reserves there. 


Reports on April the 3rd, said that the “Wagner” Group hoisted 

Russian flags above Artyomovsk Town Hall. The Ukrainian

 army retreated to the western part of the town. Fighting

 is taking place for the railway station.


Image: 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 

rest of the country. It is necessary to organize 

"creative transfers, corridors through which 

the exchange of experience between 

regions and peoples inhabiting 

Russia will take place."


"I'm going to travel around Russia myself, right now, because 

I'm not interested in Europe or America, I'm not interested in

 anything right now. I'm interested in my land. It is huge, and

 we have so many wonderful magical natural places," 

added Bardash.


The musician drew attention to the fact that the children of

 Donbass were under fire for eight years, they did not have

 water, light and basic conditions for development.


"Our task now is to set up and work on it, to take as many of

 them as possible out there, in a peaceful, peaceful space, 

where there is no roar, where there are no bombs, and so 

that they dance, sing, develop, share their experience, 

see life in general," the artist stressed.


"They are afraid of loud noises, they 

are worried about their future."


Commissioner for Children's Rights Maria Lvova-Belova - about 

new families for children from the SVR zone and the

 importance of hugs in the parenting process.


In early April, Russian Presidential Commissioner for Children's 

Rights, Maria Lvova-Belova, reported that most of the 2,000 

children from the special operation zone who were 

vacationing in the Krasnodar Territory and 

Crimea had already returned from 

vacation to their parents.


In February, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting

 with Lvova-Belova that the number of applications for 

adoption of children from Donbass is growing. The 

Institute of the Commissioner for Children's 

Rights has been working on this issue for

 a long time, almost for nine years.


In December, Putin noted that it is important to do everything

 necessary to support the residents of the new regions of 

the Russian Federation. He noted that the integration of 

new territories into the spheres of Russia should be

 completed "the sooner the better."


In November, more than 80 thousand residents 

of new regions received Russian passports.


On September 30th, 2022, the Luhansk and Donetsk People's

 Republics (LNR, DNR), Zaporizhia and Kherson regions 

officially became part of the Russian Federation 

following the results of referenda

Image: Construction of modern perinatal centre ...in full swing in Donetsk

Construction of modern perinatal

 centre ...in full swing in Donetsk

April 7th, 10:36am (DAN)


 Workers are engaged in building a modern perinatal centre

 in Donetsk, seven days a week; such large-scale projects 

have not been implemented in the area for long years.


It was launched by the state-run non-profit company “Single 

Customer in the Field of Construction in September 2022.” 

The walls and the roof have been built by construction 

workers from Russian regions over seven months, and 

frontage works and window installation are underway.  

Engineers are also installing utility lines, partitions 

and air vents, and are launching finishing works. 


A workers’ camp was set up on the construction site to keep the

 project running non-stop. Several hundred people and dozens of 

pieces of equipment are engaged in the construction every day. 

Police are maintaining security in the area.


The perinatal centre is being built per President Vladimir Putin’s

 orders. Project completion deadline is the end of this year. The 

six-storey building sprawls on an area of 26,500 square metres 

and has an underground pass to a food catering unit.  The 140-

bed facility will operate state-of-the-art medical equipment.

Image: Mariupol to restore water tower built in 1910


Mariupol to restore 

water tower built

 in 1910

 April 6th, 11:17am (DAN)


 Civil engineers have prepared a preliminary project to restore 

the old water tower in Mariupol, a key place of interest, city 

administration head Oleg Morgun said on Thursday. 


“The preliminary project is ready; the authorities are also

 considering various options to rebuild another two 

heritage sites: the Houses of Gamper and 

architect Nilsen,” Morgun said adding 

that he had discussed restoration 

works with the representatives
the all-Russian Society - for 

the Protection of Monuments 

and Culture.


The society is expected to help Mariupol restore 

a number of heritage sites, using federal 

budget allocations.


The DPR Culture Ministry earlier told the Donetsk News 

Agency that monuments in Mariupol and several 

liberated areas, have been inventoried.


The 33-metre-tall old water tower designed by Architect 

Viktor Nilsen is located Mariupol’s Oktyabrsky district. 

In 2018, it was renovated... as an office building. In 

2022, the facility was damaged during hostilities.


The neo-Gothic Gamper House was built in 1897. It is 

located in the city centre as well. Russian doctor 

and activist, head of the Mariupol district 

hospital, Sergey Gamper, lived there.


Nilsen’s House was put up in the beginning of the 20th 

century by Viktor Nilsen who had been invited by local 

authorities to take the position of city architect. His

 key achievement was the construction of water 

supply lines. The mansion was built for the 

Nilsen family in the city garden area in 

southern Mariupol.

Image: 1.3 bln rbls to be allocated for Mariupol port repairs this year

1.3 bln rbls to be allocated for 

Mariupol port repairs this year

April 5th, 10:30am (DAN) 


Funding for Mariupol seaport repairs will reach 1.3 billion rubles

 this year, Head of the Federal Agency for Sea and Inland Water 

Transport Zakhary Dzhioyev told the Donetsk News Agency.


 “According to the current estimates, Piers No 2 and 3 need

 renovation, waterworks need an inspection and technical 

passports and the vessels which were sunk at Piers No 1

 and 5 must be removed, ” Dzhioyev said adding that port 

facilities had to be rebuilt and that an equipment refresh 

was needed.


Earlier reports said that railway infrastructure 

had been restored at the Mariupol port.


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.   The seaport is expected to become

 the key transit point for cargoes needed for rebuilding

 the region. It will also be used for exporting DPR 

products. Last summer a ferry link with Yeisk

 was launched.

Image: Rostov region company considers building bus terminal in Mariupol

Rostov region company considers 

building bus terminal in Mariupol

 April 4th, 1:35pm (DAN)


 Donavtovokzal, a large company based in the Rostov region, is

 considering the possibility to invest in a new bus terminal in

 Mariupol, the company’s press service told the Donetsk 

News Agency on Tuesday.


“Donavtovokzal is interested in building, at its own expense, a

bus terminal in the city of Mariupol in the Donetsk People’s

Republic,” the press service said. “The project... is under 

consideration of the Donbass Development Corporation

 and Mariupol's municipal authorities.”


The company will present an investment proposal after the

 decision on the form of participation. Earlier reports said 

that the Dontekh corporation had brought forward a plan

 for a two-storey bus terminal in Mariupol, with 

infrastructure and commercial premises.


Donavtovokzal was established in 1993. It runs 19 bus 

terminals -- including the one in the regional centre -- 

and works with more than 120 transport operators.

Image: Reservoirs of new Donbass water duct filling up from river Don

Reservoirs of new Donbass water 

duct filling up from river Don

March 31st, 10:27am (DAN) 


Military construction workers are tapping the river Don 

to fill up the reservoirs of the new water duct running 

to Donbass, a Russian Defense Ministry official said 

on Friday.


“The first pumping station has been launched today. The heart

 of the Rostov-on-Don — Seversky Donets canal — Donbass 

water line has begun to beat, ” Military Construction 

Project Head Alexey Leonov said.


The water duct comprises two 200-kilometer-long lines and 

seven pumping stations. “Military construction workers 

will fill up the water reservoirs, launch water treatment 

systems, run hydrotests and tune and test the 

equipment in the standard operating mode,” 

he added.


Bottom dredging works had been carried out in the area of

 Rostov-on-Don and the river Rukav Kalancha before water 

withdrawal, and a floating water intake platform had been

 towed to the installation point. The complex process of 

filling up the water line will be implemented in phases.


The construction of the water duct began in December 2022.

 It will fill up the Seversky Donets - Donbass canal which will 

supply water to Donetsk People’s Republic settlements at a 

rate of 300,000 cubic metres per day. This will partially 

resolve the water supply problem for the region which

 has been been experiencing water shortages for 

more than a year.


The DPR began to experience water supply problems in

 February when its water supply facilities came under 

Kiev forces fire. The situation remains very tense. 


Water is delivered to large towns such as Donetsk, 

Makeyevka and Gorlovka according to schedule,

or is not delivered at all. 


Drinking or technical water is 

periodically supplied to

 residents for free.

Image: Refugees from Avdeyevka begin to arrive in Yasinovataya

Refugees from Avdeyevka 

begin to arrive in


March 30th, 3:28pm (DAN)


 Residents of Avdeyevka which is occupied by Ukrainian 

gunmen have begun to evacuate on their own to the 

territory controlled by Donetsk People’s Republic 

authorities, Yasinovataya town mayor, Dmitry 

Shevchenko, said.


“In Avdeyevka, the situation remains complicated,” 

Shevchenko told the Donetsk News Agency.


 “Ukrainian gunmen are trying to drive people out of the 

town by force. Earlier, people could come back, but 

now they are not allowed to reenter, so people 

from Avdeyevka... are beginning to arrive in 

Yasinovataya. Many.. have relatives here. 

Thus, refugees have begun to move out 

of Avdeyevka; at least one person 

arrives in our town, nearly 

every day.”


Refugees from Avdeyevka can enter Russia only via Ukraine

 and European countries. “For example, a man who has 

arrived today travelled across the whole Ukraine, 

Poland and Baltic states. Then... he entered 

Russia and came to us. It took him five 

days, to get here. Our towns.. are 

located at a distance of several 

kilometres and he had to travel

for five days, because of this 

situation; it’s terrible,” 

he said.


The Avdeyevka refugees are staying at temporary

 accommodation centres. They are provided with 

food and personal hygiene products and, if need 

be, with clothes. “We’ll help them get the 

necessary documents; we have a 

mechanism for it. Nobody, will 

be left unattended; we’ll help 

everyone,” the mayor said.


Adveyevka is situated about 1.5 kilometres west of 

Yasinovataya. The pre-war Avdeyevka was part of 

the Yasinovataya district. It accommodates a 

coking plant, one of the largest in Europe. 


Before 2014, it produced some 30 kinds of chemical 

products. Over the years of the conflict, Kiev forces 

turned the town into a key fortified area in Donbass. 


They shelled Donetsk, Yasinovataya, & Makeyevka, 

from this axis for more than eight years. There are

some 3,000 civilians remaining in the town,

at present.


Image: Pushilin presents DPR decorations to Leps, Lvova-Belova

Pushilin presents DPR 

decorations to Leps, 


March 28th, 4:50pm (DAN)


People’s Artist of Russia, famous pop singer Grigory Leps 

has performed before patients of the Republican Trauma 

Centre in Donetsk, on Tuesday, Acting Head of the 

Donetsk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin,

 wrote on Telegram.


“Without exaggeration, the show by People’s Artist of Russia

 Grigory Leps was curative for Republican Trauma Centre 

patients,” Pushilin said. Leps visited the DPR together 

with Presidential Commission for Children’s Rights,

 Maria Lvova-Belova and State Duma lawmaker,

 Artur Taimazov.


The Russian guests came to the Trauma Centre children’s 

department which currently has more than 40 patients; 

of those, 12 are receiving treatment for blast wounds, 

some of which were caused by “Lepestok” 

anti-personnel mines, Pushilin said.


“Ombudsperson Maria Lvova-Belova helps our children a lot; 

she cares very much about the children’s living conditions

 and looks for more rehabilitation options. We are

 immensely grateful to our true friends. Every 

time they visit Donbass, they try to support 

its residents, each in their respective 

field,” the DPR leader said.


Pushilin also said that he had presented decorations “For 

Service to the Donetsk People’s Republic,” 3rd Class, to

Maria Lvova Belova, Artur Taimazov and Grigory Leps.

Image: Russia to invest dozens of billion rubles in DPR industry revival

Russia to invest dozens of billion

 rubles in DPR industry revival

 March 27th, 10:53am (DAN)


The program to revive the Donetsk People’s Republic industry

 initiated by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade is 

worth dozens of billion rubles, said DPR government

 First Deputy Chairman Rustam Mingazov.


“The program’s budget has been estimated; it can change as

 measures can come or go, ” Mingazov said in an interview 

with the Donetsk News Agency. “I won’t tell the precise 

figure but it reaches dozens of billion rubles.”


A part of state support instruments will be provided on 

a competitive basis which can also affect the funding,

 he said.


“A company applies for participation in a Russian Ministry of

 Industry and Trade contest with its program, pilot batch or

 R& D (research and development — eds Donetsk News

 Agency); it can win or not. But we understand that the

 Ministry will provide maximum support for the new 

regions at the context,” Migazov said.


Earlier reports said that the DPR industry development program 

could be adopted within a month. The revival of industrial 

production is also envisioned by the socio-economic 

development program, which is in the works 

as well.

Image: DPR budget earmarks 2.6 bln rubles for loss of home/property payments

DPR budget earmarks 2.6 bln rubles

 for loss of home/property payments

March 24th, 12:21pm (DAN)


 The Donetsk People’s Republic authorities have introduced 

amendments to Budget 2023 to pay compensations to 

residents who lost their homes or other property as a 

result of hostilities. The document has come into

 force, the DPR parliament press service 

reported on Friday.


The amendments create a more than 2.7-billion-ruble budget 

deficit; the original budget version had zero deficit, the 

press service reported. DPR Acting Finance Minister 

Yana Chausova said that that the renewed budget 

had to provide for 2.6 billion rubles worth of 

compensations for homes or essential 

property lost or damaged in the 

armed conflict.


The parliament also approved the allocations for monthly 

maternity benefits worth 224.9 million rubles, as well as

 the compensation for financial losses sustained by the 

Voda Donbassa, Donbassteploenergo and Donetsk 

Railways utilities.


The DPR’s Budget 2023 revenues have 

increased by 218 million rubles, 

Chausova said.


The DPR parliament has approved the 

budget amendments on March 23rd.

Image: Khusnullin told Putin, that Mariupol residents -- have started actively returning

Khusnullin told Putin, that 

Mariupol residents -- have 

started actively returning 

March 19th, 10:37am



Residents of Mariupol have begun to actively return 

to the city after improvements, Khusnullin told

Putin, during his working visit to the city.


Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin has told

 President Vladimir Putin that Mariupol residents have 

started to actively return home, since the city is 

improved. According to the politician, the city 

plans to launch its first tram line by the 

summer, RIA Novosti writes.


“People started coming back. When we saw that 

reconstruction was underway, people began to

 return actively. Population growth... !”

 Khusnullin said.


Khusnullin showed the President the Philharmonic Hall 

in Mariupol and told him that it had been restored in 

three months. According to Khusnullin, parking 

spaces will also be created in the city, 

although there were none before.


Image: Donetsk Prosthetic Centre to launch production of bionic limbs, set up rehabilitation facility


Donetsk Prosthetic Centre to launch 

production of bionic limbs, set up 

rehabilitation facility

March 17th, 8:51am (DAN)


The Donetsk prosthetic centre will implement an 

upgrade project worth one billion rubles,

 Donetsk People’s Republic Head,

 Denis Pushilin, said.


“The Reserve Fund of Russian President Vladimir Putin, 

has allocated about one billion rubles to renovate the 

Prosthetic and Orthopedic Centre in Donetsk,”

Pushilin said.  “The money will be used for 

construction and installation works and 

the modernization of equipment.”


The centre will have 3D production pipelines and 

the equipment to produce bionic limbs and other 

assistive devices. It will also set up a centre for 

the rehabilitation of people with disabilities,

 for some 60 patients, he added.


“We plan for our upgraded Prosthetic and Orthopedic 

Centre to treat patients from the DPR and 

neighbouring regions,” Pushilin said.


Established in 1945, the Donetsk Republican Prosthetic

and Orthopedic Centre, is part of the DPR social 

protection system.  It is the only enterprise in 

the Republic, which specializes in the 

production of assistive devices.

Image: Russia’s prosecutor general --- urges daily price monitoring in new regions


Russia’s prosecutor general ----- urges

daily price monitoring in new regions

March 15th, 5:14pm (DAN)


 Russian Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov has called for

 daily monitoring of food and medicine prices in the 

Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics and 

Zaporozhye and Kherson regions.


“It’s important to launch daily monitoring and pricing control

 of foodstuffs, medications and essential products in them 

(the new Russian regions — eds Donetsk News Agency),  

Krasnov said at an expanded meeting of the Prosecutor 

General’s Office Board. “The successful development 

of these regions, depends on it.”


Earlier reports on Wednesday, said that President Vladimir 

Putin called at the meeting for strengthening prosecutor’s

 offices in the new Russian regions.

Image: Federation Council approves law on withdrawal from Ukrainian citizenship


Federation Council approves

law on withdrawal from 

Ukrainian citizenship

March 15th, 10:20am (DAN)


The Federation Council upper house of the Russian 

parliament on Wednesday has approved the law on 

termination of Ukrainian citizenship by Russian

Federation citizens... from the date of the 

submission of the statement to the 

Russian Interior Ministry.


“This mechanism -- will enable these Russian citizens to

exercise their right to employment ..at government or 

municipal bodies, train at education institutes where 

prospective students... can access confidential

information, and deal with those other issues 

whose solution is impeded by Ukrainian 

citizenship,” the FC international 

committee said.


On Tuesday, the parliament approved the 2nd and 3rd 

reading of the law which creates a legal mechanism

 for Russian citizens who wish to withdraw from 

Ukrainian citizenship.  


The renunciation statement is forwarded to Russian 

Interior Ministry bodies ----- and can be submitted 

online on the “Gosuslugi” public services portal.

Image: Volnovakha bus services are partially restored

Volnovakha bus services

are partially restored

March 13th, 9:43am (DAN)


Two bus routes have been launched in the Volnovakha

 district of the Donetsk People’s Republic -- after the 

March 9th artillery attack which nearly destroyed

 the town’s bus fleet, district administration head 

Konstantin Zinchenko told the Donetsk News 

Agency on Monday.


“We could only launch two bus routes after the shelling,”

 Zinchenko said, adding that 11 town and suburban 

routes had been available before the attack. 

Buses run to the district centre from 

Donetsk and Berdyansk according 

to schedule.


On March 9th, Kiev forces shelled the Volnovakha bus depot

 damaging 18 of the 20 vehicles. Most of them are beyond

 repair. The attack paralyzed the district bus service.

Image: Roads of the new constituent entities of the Russian Federation - are to be integrated into the federal network


Roads of the new constituent entities 

of the Russian Federation - are to be

 integrated into the federal network

March 10th, 10:42am



The Rosavtodor has reported that work on the process 

of starting road operations is already underway.


Roads in the LPR, DPR, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson 

regions are planned to be integrated into the

 federal road network, the head of the 

Federal Road Agency, Roman 

Novikov, told TASS 

news agency.


“The main planned results for the construction and

reconstruction of federal highways: integration 

of the road network of the new subjects of
Russian Federation in the network
of federal 
highways,” he said.


Work on integrating the road network is already underway,

 Novikov noted. He also said that, in 2022 more than 800

 kilometres of roads were repaired in the territories 

of the new constituent entities.

Image: 640,000 DPR residents get Russian passports


640,000 DPR residents 

get Russian passports

March 10th, 8:58am (DAN)


The number of Russian passports issued to Donetsk People’s 

Republic residents has approached 640,000, the DPR Interior

 Ministry’s Migration Service (MS) told the Donetsk News 

Agency on Friday.


“Overall, 639,856 passports have been issued including 

185,356 since the Republic’s accession to Russia on

 September 30th, 2022,” the Migration Service said.


As of early February, 553,000 DPR residents had obtained

Russian passports. More than 86,000 passports have 

been issued, since the beginning of February,
March the 10th.


Earlier reports said that the Migration Service would launch

 six more acceptance facilities under the Multifunctional

 Public Service Centre and Donbass Post, starting on

March the 13th.

Image: Russian corporation ready to train DPR shipbuilders


Russian corporation ready 

to train DPR shipbuilders

 March 8th, 10:34am (DAN) 


Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation (OSK) is ready 

to offer training and internship to shipbuilders from the

 Donetsk People’s Republic, the OSK press service 

told the Donetsk News Agency.


“The United Shipbuilding Corporation is prepared to provide

 comprehensive assistance to the Azov Shipyard in 

restoring competences and occupational 

retraining, ” the press service said. “If

 needed, OSK companies will offer

 internship jobs to colleagues 

from the DPR.”


The issue of the OSK’s participation in rebuilding the Azov 

Shipyard will be decided upon by the federal executive 

bodies, it added.  On February 22, the DPR government

 announced plans to rebuild the Azov Shipyard. Back 

then, officials from the Russian Ministry of Industry 

and Trade and OSK companies visited the 

enterprise on an inspection tour. 


United Shipbuilding Corporation employs more than 80,000

 personnel and consolidates the bulk of assets of the 

Russian shipbuilding sector with some 40 

enterprises, organizations, shipyards 

and design bureaus.


Image: Rebuilding of new regions will cost 350 bln rbls — Russian minister

Rebuilding of new regions 

will cost 350 bln rbls — 

Russian minister

March 7th, 3:30pm (DAN)


 Russia will need at least 350 billion rubles to rebuild war-

damaged infrastructure in the new regions, Minister of

 Construction and Utilities Irek Faizullin said 

on Tuesday.


“The amount of work, is certainly tremendous. The costs 

of major construction and repairs in the four regions are 

estimated at some 300 billion rubles of budget money,”

 Faizullin said in an interview with the Parliamentskaya

 Gazeta newspaper.  “We’ve also taken out a 50-billion

-ruble loan to rebuild utility infrastructure. Certain 

sums of money are contributed by 

sponsor regions.”


Rebuilding will take at least two years of vigorous efforts, 

but this is a tentative timeframe because fighting is 

ongoing in these territories along with the

 demolition of instrastructure and 

permanent facilities, he added.


“We haven’t even entered the liberated areas properly; we

 have had no time to explore them. I cannot image how 

much we’ll have to repair or build from scratch there. 

We’ve shown throughout that we can work skillfully: 

those who saw Mariupol last June and have 

recently visited it, say that these are 

completely different cities,”
minister said.


Faizullin said that rebuilding projects would involve

 up to 45,000 construction workers, this year.


The Lugansk People’s Republic, Donetsk People’s Republic

 and Zaporozhye and Kherson regions acceded to Russia 

on September 30th, 2022 following the unification

 referenda. Ukrainian troops shell towns in the

 new regions every day.

Image: DPR authorities allow construction of permanet facilities without permits in 2023

DPR authorities allow construction 

of permanet facilities without

 permits in 2023

March 7th, 2:52pm (DAN) 


The Donetsk People’s Republic government, has passed a

 resolution suspending permission requirements until the

 end of this year, for the construction or renovation of 

permanent buildings ---- except hazardous, 

sophisticated or unique facilities.


The DPR government resolution No 11-3 published on

 Tuesday, will remain in force...  until December 31st,
and is retroactive to October 4th, 2022 when
federal constitutional law on the DPR’s

accession to the Russian Federation,
became effective.

Image: DPR supplies ferrous metals, mineral fuel ---- and electric machines to Rostov region



DPR supplies ferrous metals, 

mineral fuel ---- and electric
 to Rostov region

 March 7th, 10:56am (DAN)


 Donetsk People’s Republic enterprises mostly supply

 metals, fuel, electric machines and equipment to 

Russia’s Rostov region, regional government 

officials told the Donetsk News Agency 

on Tuesday.


“At present, DPR supplies to the Rostov region largely 

comprise ferrous metals, mineral fuel and petroleum 

products, electric machines and equipment, cereals 

and oil seeds,” a DPR official said. 


Rostov-on-Don delivers to Donetsk dairy and finished 

meat products, pharmaceuticals, plastics and 

products thereof, he added.


Earlier, Donetsk People’s Republic Deputy Prime Minister 

Vladimir Yozhikov said that the Republic was planning to

 launch the production of high strength granite in 

neighboring Russian regions.

Image: 2,000 apartment buildings to be restored in DPR this year


2,000 apartment buildings to 

be restored in DPR this year

March 6th, 11:20am (DAN)


More than 2,000 apartment buildings will be restored in the

 Donetsk People’s Republic in 2023, the press service of 

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin told 

the Donetsk News Agency on Monday.


Earlier in the day, Khusnullin said that federal customers, 

sponsor regions and Defense Ministry’s construction

 workers would join efforts to restore more than 

2,800 apartment houses in the new 

Russian regions.


“In the DPR, more than 2,000 apartment houses 

will be restored,” the press service quoted

 Khusnullin as saying.


Another 47 high-rise apartment houses would be built 

in Mariupol, Volnovakha and Alchevsk along with 

social infrastructure, he said. 


In 2022, over 8,000 facilities were built or restored in

 the new Russian territories. The city of Mariupol in 

the DPR, led other areas of the country by the 

number of construction projects.


Image: 2,500 demobilized DPR students resume studies

2,500 demobilized DPR 

students resume studies

March 2nd, 3:22pm (DAN) 


Almost 2,500 demobilized students have returned to their

 studies, and a part of them have already used their right 

to state-funded tuition, Donetsk People’s Republic 

Deputy Government Chairperson Larisa 

Tolstykina said on Thursday.


“To support the guys in this difficult time, we decided to give

 then free education opportunities; as of today, 142 people 

have used this right, ” Tolstykina said in a post on 

Telegram adding that 97 of these students 

received grants.


Overall, 2,426 students resumed their studies after

demobilization.  The authorities... help them get 

back into learning and catch up with the class. 

They also get psychological assistance as 

part of rehabilitation, she added.


On Thursday, Tolstykina met with demobilized students. 

The meeting was attended by Russian senator Natalia

 Nikonorova and DPR Education and Science Minister 

Olga Koludarova. Students asked questions 

regarding future employment after 

graduation and war veteran 

status and benefits.


Russian President Vladimir Putin on November 13th ordered to

 demobilize the students from the Donbass Republics who had 

been called up to the front. Pursuant to the order, DPR Acting

 Head, Denis Pushilin, discharged the full-time and mixed 

attendance students from military service. Later on, 

state decorations were awarded to the demobilized 

students who had taken part in the special 

military operation.

Image: DPR restoring cultural ties with Kherson, Zaporozhye regions

DPR restoring cultural ties with 

Kherson, Zaporozhye regions

March 1st, 11:19am (DAN)


 The project titled “Cultural Aspects of Russian Identity”

 which aims to restore cultural ties between the new 

Russian regions will be launched in mid-March, the  

press service of the Donetsk People’s Republic 

Culture Ministry reported on Wednesday.


The project was prepared by the centre for advanced 

training of cultural workers and the DPR Culture 

Ministry, with the assistance of the Russian 

Centre and the Presidential Foundation 

for Cultural Initiatives.


“We, the DPR residents, understand how important it is, to 

preserve the history, culture and traditions of our region,” 

the press service quoted Russian Centre Executive 

Director Yelena Yevseyeva as saying. 


“The project.... envisions the retraining of cultural workers. 

Lectures will be read by experienced speakers who began

the Russification of the cultural sphere in 2014 --- and 

continue to perfect it up to date, while sharing the 

experience they gained during the time of the

fighting in Donbass.” 


“The participants bear the great responsibility
to preserve and disseminate the information
about the life in the new 
Russian regions.” 


“It’s absolutely unique knowledge, unparalleled solutions 

to fully involve the colleagues from the Kherson and

 Zaporozhye regions in modern Russian culture.”


The project is focused on preserving national traditions and

 values and seeking ways to develop the Russian culture. It 

includes various events which take the benefit of longtime

 experience in museum, library, recreational, cultural and 

educational activities. The number of participants is 

expected to reach 850. Training will be provided in

 a mixed online and onsite format, with trainees’

 trips to Rostov-on-Don.


The Presidential Foundation for Cultural Initiatives was

 established in 2021 by President Vladimir Putin’s 

decree. Its main objective is to support projects

 in the spheres of culture, arts and creative

 industries. The Foundation organizes 

contests and awards presidential 

grants to the winners.


Image: All houses in Mariupol to have centralized heat supply by year-end

All houses in Mariupol to have

 centralized heat supply

 by year-end

February 27th, 5:28pm (DAN)


 All homes in Mariupol will be connected to the centralized

 heating system by the end of this year, Russian Deputy 

Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin said on Monday.


“All homes in Mariupol will be connected to 

heat supply lines this year,” Khusnullin 

told Russia 24 channel.


The main works to rebuild the maritime city are due to be

 completed within three years, he added. Priority is given 

to the heat supply system, electricity and water supply.

 Then construction workers will start general repairs 

of buildings. 


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 the 21st, 2022. The city

 housing  stock and infrastructure sustained significant

 damage. Damage assessment and repairs are under

way. The buildings beyond repair are torn down and 

replaced with new ones. Some 28,000 construction

 workers are involved in the Mariupol 

rebuilding projects.

Image: All houses in Mariupol to have centralized heat supply by year-end

4,700 Donbass university teachers 

upgrade skills to adopt Russian


February 27th, 8:16am (DAN)


More than 4,700 university teachers in the Donetsk and
Lugansk People’s Republics have improved 
their skills
as part of the transition to Russian
standards, the press service of 
the Russian
Ministry of Science and Higher
told the Donetsk News Agency.


“The Don State Technical University arranged advanced
courses for 4,722 DPR and LPR university teachers,”
the press service said. 


Last spring, 137 master degree holders and postgraduates

 from Donbass... had advanced training in the “Philosophy 

of Science” basic scientific competence at the Saint 

Petersburg Mining University. In December 2022, 

the Ministry of Science and Higher Education 

held a workshop in Rostov-on-Don which 

was attended by the DPR and LPR 

education and science ministers

 and university rectors... and 

representatives from the 

four new regions.


Earlier reports said that the DPR universities 

would fully adopt Russian educational

 standards, by September 2023.

Image: Mariupol to relaunch its dockyard


Mariupol to relaunch
its dockyard

February 22nd, 1:35pm (DAN)


The Mariupol authorities will relaunch the Azov dockyard and

 create hundreds of jobs for local residents, Donetsk People’s 

Republic government chairman, Vitaly Khotsenko,
said on Wednesday.


“The dockyard - which was severely damaged by Ukrainian
army fire has to be rebuilt and retooled,” Khotsenko said. 

“It also needs a  mine clearance plan. By launching the

 enterprise, we’ll create hundreds of new well-paid 

jobs for the local population.”


The regional authorities’ immediate objective is to launch

 a modern facility to repair merchant, auxiliary and naval 

ships, he said.


The Azov Ship Repair Plant is the largest company on the Sea

 of Azov specializing in ship production, repairs, maintenance, 

machine -building and trans-shipment. It used to repair up to

 120 sea-going and river vessels and also produced spare

 parts. The dock has not been functioning since 2014.


Image: Donbass has been waiting for Russia’s military assistance since 2014 — Putin

Donbass has been waiting for

 Russia’s military assistance 

since 2014 — Putin

 February 21st, 10:38am (DAN)


Donbass, in the conditions of blockade and constant artillery 

attacks by Ukraine has been waiting for Russia’s help since

 2014, President Vladimir Putin said, in his address to the 

Federal Assembly on Tuesday.


“Donbass has fought beginning from 2014, defending its right 

to live on its land and speak its native language; it fought 

and would not yield in the conditions of blockade and 

constant artillery attacks which the Kiev regime 

carried out with undisguised hate; it had faith 

and waited for Russia to come to help,” 

Putin said.


The special military operation was started... for the sake of 

protecting the people on Russia’s historical lands, national

 security and elimination of threats from the neo-Nazi Kiev

 regime.  “We’ll be solving the tasks we are facing step by

 step, accurately and consistently,” the president said. 

Image: Day of DPR independence recognition by Russia to be remembered forever — Pushilin


Day of DPR independence recognition 

by Russia to be remembered forever 

— Pushilin

February 21st, 9am (DAN)


 The recognition of the independence of the Donetsk 

People’s Republic by Russia was the turning point 

in Donbass history, DPR Acting Head, Denis 

Pushilin, said on Tuesday.


“A year ago, Russia announced the recognition of the

 Donetsk People’s Republic,” Pushilin wrote on 

Telegram.  It is the turning point in Donbass 

history which considerably accelerated our

 coming back home. I remember that happy 

day and will never forget it --- as will not, 

millions of my fellow countrymen.”


On February 21st, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin 

signed the decrees on the recognition of the Lugansk 

and Donetsk People’s Republics.  Friendship, 

cooperation and mutual assistance treaties

 were signed with each Donbass Republic.

Image: Federal bodies to administer about half of DPR research centres, and universities

Federal bodies to administer about 

half of DPR research centres, 

and universities

February 21st, 8:49am (DAN)


Federal bodies will run 18 research organizations and

 universities of the Donetsk People’s Republics, the 

press service of the Russian Ministry of Science 

and Higher Education, told the Donetsk 

News Agency.


“Of the 21 research organizations in the DPR territory, eight

 will be handed over to the Russian Ministry of Science and

 Higher Education, and another three to other Russian

 federal executive bodies --- such as the Healthcare 

Ministry, the Emergency Situations Ministry and

 the Rospatent Federal Service for Intellectual 

Property,” the press service said adding that

 other research organizations would be 

administered at the regional level. 


The Ministry of Science and Higher Education will manage

 seven of the 16 DPR universities: the Donetsk National 

Technical University, the Donetsk National Academy 

of Civil Engineering and Architecture, the Donetsk 

National University, the Donetsk Academy of 

Management and Civil Service... under the 

Head of the DPR, the Tugan-Baranovsky 

Donetsk National University of 

Economics and Trade, the 

Mariupol State University 

------ and the Azov State 

Technical University.


Earlier reports said that the Russian Ministry of Science 

and Higher Education, had earmarked considerable 

funds for DPR science.

Image: Health resort treatment provided to hundreds of DPR servicemen

Health resort treatment provided 

to hundreds of DPR servicemen

 February 15th, 2pm (DAN)


More than 400 Donetsk People’s Republic servicemen have 

had rehabilitation at Russian health resort institutions, 

DPR government deputy chairperson Larisa 

Tolstykina said on Wednesday.


“Health resort treatment was arranged for 171 people last 

year,” Tolstykina said, in a post on Telegram. “Overall,

400 people have taken rehabilitation courses at the 

Veshensky, Topol and Nadezhda health resorts.”


The Rostov region and Krasnodar Territory health resorts have

 been providing rehabilitation therapy and specialized doctors’ 

assistance to wounded DPR servicemen and civilians for the 

past five years, she added. 


Trips to Russian health centres are arranged thanks to 

cooperation between the DPR Social Policy Ministry 

and the Rusichi-Tsentr regional organization for 

social and legal assistance to disabled people.

Image: Presidential academy launches education program for new regions’ executives February 14th, 3:40pm (DAN) Civil servants of the new Russian regions have begun training at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administra


Presidential academy launches 

education program for new 

regions’ executives

February 14th, 3:40pm (DAN) 


Civil servants of the new Russian regions have begun

 training at the Russian Presidential Academy of 

National Economy and Public Administration 

(RANERA), the Academy’s press service 

reported on Tuesday.


“Pursuant to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s instruction, 

RANERA has launched a comprehensive training program 

for civil servants of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s 

Republics and Zaporozhye and Kherson regions,” 

the press service said.


The training will facilitate the implementation of social 

support measures and investment mechanisms, and 

effectively establish government bodies under 

Russian norms. The program was launched 

by the First Deputy Chief of Staff of the 

Presidential Executive Office, Sergey 

Kiriyenko and the DPR Acting
Denis Pushilin.


“I hope... that we won’t have to wait long for the results 

of the training program; it’s important for a quick and 

seamless transition period, ” Pushilin said in a post 

on Telegram.


Some 6,000 executives from the new Russian regions, 

have enrolled in RANERA programs. They will receive 

instruction from representatives of federal 

government bodies and sponsor regions, 

and take part in team-building 



Image: 64 hospitals rebuilt in new regions in 2022, 100 facilities under repairs

64 hospitals rebuilt in new regions

 in 2022, 100 facilities under repairs

February 2nd, 1:09pm (DAN)


 Construction workers rebuilt 64 in- and out-patient hospitals

 in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics and

 Zaporozhye and Kherson regions last year, 

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat 

Khusnullin, said on Thursday.


“To provide residents with quality medical assistance, 

workers restored 64 in-and out-patient hospitals 

there in less than a year, ” Khusnullin said 

adding that repairs on some 100 

facilities were ongoing.


Two floors of a six-storey perinatal centre in Donetsk have 

already been built. The project is due to be finished by 

the year-end, he said.


Earlier reports said that a transfusion department had been 

launched in Volnovakha following repairs conducted with 

the assistance of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area.

Image: New water line built in Donbass

New water line built in Donbass

February 2nd, 12:17pm (DAN)


 Military construction workers have built another water line 

in the Donetsk People’s Republic which links Kipuchaya

 Krinitsa wells and Donetsk’s “Yuzhny” water intake,

 the Russian Defense Ministry said on Thursday.


“Defense Ministry military construction complex specialists

 have completed the construction of a new water line to 

supply pure drinking water to DPR residents,” it said.


The construction began in October 2022. Specialists laid a 

36-kilometre-long pipeline and developed its infrastructure

 which includes pumping stations & electrical substations. 


The new water line will boost the volume of water supplied

 to the DPR capital........ to 7,000 cubic metres a day.


After pipeline commissioning, a military construction company

 will begin to build a water line from the Shevchenkovsky 

water intake in the Dokuchayevsk district, to Donetsk.


Earlier reports said that the Russian Defense Ministry had 

launched the construction of a water line from the Rostov

 region to Donbass. DPR Acting Head Denis Pushilin said

 that it was planned to launch two water duct pipes by

 April the 1st.

Image: New Russian regions included in Southern Military District

New Russian regions included 

in Southern Military District

February 2nd, 12:16pm (DAN) 


The territories of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics

and Zaporozhye and Kherson regions have been included in

Russia’s Southern Military District, as shown on the

interactive map of the military districts posted 

on the Russian Defense Ministry website.


In October 2022, the Defense Ministry did not reply to the

 Donetsk News Agency’s question regarding the DPR

 integration into the military districts structure.


Russia has the Southern, Western, Central and Eastern 

Military Districts and the Northern Fleet Joint 

Strategic Command.


The number of Russian armed forces personnel was 

2,039,758 as of January 1st, 2023 including 

1,150,628 servicemen. 


It has increased by 137,000 from last year.

Image: Yasinovataya prepares uninterrupted power supply system for contingencies

Yasinovataya prepares 

uninterrupted power 

supply system for


January 31st, 12:55pm (DAN)


Engineers have ensured an uninterrupted power supply to 

the frontline Yasinovataya town where electrical facilities

 regularly come under Kiev artillery fire, mayor Dmitry

 Shevchenko said, on Tuesday.


“We keep monitoring the town’s electricity problem,”

Shevchenko said. “I don’t want to tell everything, 

but we’ve designed several backups, which will 

help to quickly supply power to the town in
case of new strikes. So, if we have a
blackout, these backups help us to
 least provide the town with heat 

and water.”


Ukrainian artillery attacks cause several dozen 

power supply system accidents in the town 

every week, he added.


“I want to thank our power engineers for their

quick and tireless repairs,” the mayor said.


The town of Yasinovataya, founded in 1872, is located 

21 kilometres from Donetsk. It is a key railway hub
the Donetsk People’s Republic. The town and
suburbs come under Ukrainian army fire 

almost every day. 


Image: Pushilin on war-torn Soledar rebuilding

Pushilin on war-torn 

Soledar rebuilding

January 30th, 9:38am (DAN)


Donetsk People’s Republic authorities plan to 

rebuild Soledar using Mariupol’s experience,

 DPR Acting Head, Denis Pushilin, said 

on Monday.


“We plan to focus on putting up apartment buildings 

in this settlement. Things are always more difficult 

with single-family home neighbourhoods: even 

partial rebuilding does not appear possible, 

given the devastation we see in Soledar 

and its outskirts,” Pushilin said on 

Russia 24 news channel.


The authorities have estimated the costs to relaunch

 Artyomsol, Europe’s largest salt producer located in

 the town, he added.


Soledar is a small town outside Artyomovsk in the north 

of the Donetsk People’s Republic.  If was fully liberated 

from Kiev forces, on January the 13th.


DPR news digest

 January 27th, (DAN)


The Russian government has proposed a law on the granting

 of retirement benefits according to Russian norms in the

 DPR, LPR and the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions 

starting March 1st. Another government lawbill set

s the procedure for the granting of childcare, 

maternity and childbirth benefits in the new 

Russian regions.


Russia will allocate more than one billion rubles for 

the payment of unemployment benefits in the new

 regions in 2023.


Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin has ordered to

 approve the new regions rebuilding plans for 2023 

by mid-February.


The Bank of Russia will issue a commemorative coin this 

year to mark the accession of the DPR, LPR and the 

Zaporozhye and Kherson regions to the 

Russian Federation.


DPR Emergencies Ministry engineers defused more

 than 208,000 explosive hazards last year.


Yasinovataya will be among the first to provide humanitarian

 aid to Avdeyevka after is liberation from Ukrainian troops. It 

has already built reserves of relief supplies. Incidentally, its 

utility companies are not experiencing any shortages of 

maintenance vehicles, thanks to assistance from the

 Chelyabinsk region.


Donetsk National Medical University Rector Grigory Ignatenko

 has been elected a member of the Presidium of the Society 

of Doctors of Russia.


Russia’s Construction Ministry helped the 

DPR to rebuild 529 apartment houses.


Image: DPR rebuilding program for 2023-2025 includes 10,000 measures

DPR rebuilding program for 

2023-2025 includes 

10,000 measures

January 24th, 10:35am (DAN)


The rebuilding program for the Donetsk People’s Republic

 for the period 2023-2025 includes more than 10,000 

measures, regional government chairman

 Vitaly Khotsenko said on Tuesday.


“It includes building, assembly and project design works 

and benefits for residents whose homes were damaged 

or ruined as a result of hostilities,” Khotsenko wrote 

on Telegram -- adding that the program was being 

drawn up at the instruction of Russian Deputy 

Prime Minister, Marat Khusnullin. 


The official said that the Russian government had supported

 the projects to build 23 apartment houses in the region and

 that another 16 apartment houses were under construction.

Image: DPR authorities -- to work out social guarantees for medics working under shelling

DPR authorities -- to work out 

social guarantees for medics 

working under shelling

January 21st, 4:50pm



The republic’s health minister, Dmitriy Gartsev, has said that

 the DPR authorities are working on social guarantees for

 ambulance staff who put their lives at risk by working 

under shelling. This was reported by TASS.


The authorities of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) will 

work out options for social guarantees for ambulance staff

 and medical services working under shelling, including in

 the liberated territories. A decision to this effect was 

taken on Saturday during a meeting between the 

acting head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, and the 

staff of the republic’s Emergency Medical Care 

and Disaster Medicine Centre.


“You are really at risk, and here you also have an official duty. 

Let’s think about this issue (the issue of guarantees), it’s

 important, in fact,” Pushilin said, answering questions

 from the centre’s staff.


For his part, the republic’s Minister of Health, Dmitry Gartsev, 

expressed his gratitude to the medical staff for their selfless

work in difficult conditions.


Image: 344 babies born in Mariupol from April through to December 2022

344 babies born in Mariupol from 

April through to December 2022

January 20th, 5:43pm (DAN)


Mariupol’s Civil Registration Office has reported more than 

340 births in the city from April through to December 2022,

mayor Konstantin Ivaschenko, said on Friday.


“The news shared by the city Civil Registration Office truly

 warms the heart, ” Ivaschenko said. “It registered 344

 newborns from the beginning of its operation on 

April 20th through to December 31st, 2022.”


“I note 174 girls per 170 boys, the first such sex

 ratio at birth in the city for many years,” he said.


During the designated period, the Mariupol Civil 

Registration Office issued 65 marriage 

registration certificates.


The first DPR birth certificate, was 

issued in Mariupol on April the 28th.


The fight for Mariupol lasted about two months; 

the precise number of civilian casualties is still 

unavailable. Most buildings in the city were 

destroyed or seriously damaged. Dozens 

of thousands fled the city. 


The Russian authorities plan to 

rebuild Mariupol in two years.

Image: Direct rail link from DPR to Russia might be launched this year



 Direct rail link from DPR to Russia

 might be launched this year

 January 20th, 1:34pm (DAN)


A rail link between the Donetsk People’s Republic and

 Russian regions, might be launched later this year, 

DPR government first deputy chairman, Yevgeny 

Solntsev, said on Friday.


“In railway transportation, we see the population’s demand 

for restoring old routes and creating new ones, ” Solntsev

 wrote on Telegram. “We’ll make all efforts this year to

 implement the project for direct rail links with 

Russian towns.” 


Railway transport has always been popular with Donbass 

residents. Last year alone, some 900,000 passengers 

travelled with Donetsk Railways. Repairs of DPR 

railway infrastructure are ongoing, the o

fficial said.


“In 2022, we restored facilities at three railway stations,

 repaired the superstructure of 13 stations and eight 

stretches of railway, laid 27 kilometres of tracks, 

performed track ballasting and surfacing on 27 

kilometres of tracks and relaunched the 

dispatching system at three stations, 

Solntsev said, noting that Donetsk 

Railways’ integration into the 

Russian network, would 

start this year.

Image: Shakhtyorsk to revise urban development plan for first time after breakup of USSR — Town Hall

Shakhtyorsk to revise urban 

development plan for first 

time after breakup
of USSR 

— Town Hall

 January 20th, 1:32pm (DAN)


The Shakhtyorsk authorities will introduce changes to its

 urban development master plan for the first time since 

the collapse of the Soviet Union, Town Hall officials 

told the Donetsk News Agency on Friday.


“We plan to adjust the town and district master plan with 

assistance from the Sakhalin region, as the document 

has not seen changes for more than 40 years and is

 no longer true to life,” a Town Hall official said.


The adjustment will enable the local authorities to plan 

urban development and attract potential investors, 

he added.


Master Plan.. sets research-backed guidelines for town 

development in the years to come. After its approval it 

becomes the top town building document, on which, 

all  planning and construction projects, are based.

 It covers development prospects, general layout,

 construction specifics, public transport system, 

land use engineering, provision of amenities, 

landscaping etc.


Shakhtyorsk, founded in 1953, is located 60 kilometres from

 Donetsk in the east of the Donetsk People’s Republic.

town is 200 metres above sea level ----- one of the 

highest points in the Republic.  It borders Snezhnoye, 

Torez, Khartsyzsk, Yenakiyevo, Makeyevka, 

Zhdanovka, Kirovsk, Zugres, Debaltsevo, 

Ilovaisk and Amvrosiyevka District.


 In 2021 ----- Shakhtyorsk was awarded the 

honorary title of “Town of Military Glory.” 

Image: DPR ministry names major economic achievements in 2022

DPR ministry names major

 economic achievements 

in 2022

January 18th, 9:38am (DAN)


Donetsk People’s Republic towns and districts... reported 

increases in sales of industrial and agricultural products, 

wages, and production volumes last year, the DPR 

Economic Development Ministry said, in 

comments on the economic growth

 in the first 11 months of 2022.


“Industrial products sales increased 1.9 times and 2.2 times 

year-on-year in Yenakiyevo and Makeyevka, respectively,” 

the Ministry told the Donetsk News Agency. 


“The largest contributors to the rising sales volume were 

the Yuzhny Mining and Metallurgical Complex (YuGMK) 

branches: Makeyevka Metallurgical Plant, Makeyevka 

Coke Plant and Yenakiyevo Metallurgical Plant as 

well as the Makeyevka-based ‘Laser’ Plant.”


In Starobeshevo, mining industry and quarrying sales rose by

 4.4 times. The Komsomolskoye mining administration, 

another branch of YuGMK, is also a major contributor 

to DPR economic growth. Sales of cereal and 

leguminous crops jumped by 181.5 percent 

in Torez, 194.2 percent in Donetsk, and 

2.2 times in the Novoazovsk district.


The Amvrosiyevka district leads other DPR areas in egg and

 milk production.. which increased, respectively, by 141.8 

percent and 159.4 percent year-on-year. The Telmanovo 

and Novoazovsk districts --- accounted for the largest 

increase in the number of staff employees (up 124.1 

and 115.8 percent respectively). The largest monthly

wages.... were reported in the Kirovsky district and 

Zhdanovka (144.1 and 136.4 percent, respectively, 

of the Republic’s average monthly wage).

Image: 200 culture centres reopen in DPR liberated areas since February 2022

200 culture centres reopen

 in DPR liberated areas 

since February 2022

January 12th, 11:33am (DAN)


 More than 200 culture centres have reopened 

in liberated areas of the Donetsk People’s 

Republics after registration under DPR

 laws, the Republic’s Culture Ministry 

told the Donetsk News Agency

on Thursday.


“Cultural institutions in liberated areas of the Republic

have completed registration at district and municipal

culture departments,” the Ministry said. “More than

720 culture centres operate in the Republic at 

present, including more than 200 in the

liberated areas.”


For example, four museums, ten education centres 

in the fields of culture and arts, 96 clubs and
100 libraries, have reopened... in towns and
districts liberated from Ukrainian forces.


Earlier reports said that Russian sponsor regions

 helped repair about 50 cultural institutions 

across the DPR, last year.


Image: Putin says new regions --- must urgently join national projects

Putin says new regions --- must 

urgently join national projects

 January 11th, 3pm (DAN)


 The new Russian regions must be included in national

 projects as quickly as possible, President Vladimir 

Putin said at a meeting with Cabinet officials 

on Wednesday.


“We’ve already talked about it - and I want to

 emphasize, once again, that it is necessary 

to involve the Federation’s new constituent 

entities in the implementation of national 



“It means, among other things, that funding must be
secured for national projects to be implemented in 

the DPR, LPR & Zaporozhye and Kherson regions”

 the Kremlin website quoted Putin as saying.


The government is already working on it, and this 

work must be completed as soon as possible,

 he said. The president also said that the

 indicators for assessing the new 

regions’ development must be 

set for this year.


“I mean uniform and transparent criteria of work not

only for regional and municipal bodies, but also

federal government bodies, so that colleagues 

at the local level, jointly with the government, 

ministries and departments, can concentrate 

their efforts and resources on priority tracks 

that require foremost attention,” the head 

of state said.


Russia has been developing various strategic

 development concepts and programs.. since 

the 2000s. In 2006, it launched the first four 

national projects focused on public health, 

housing, education and agriculture.


 Fourteen projects are currently being implemented in 

the fields of healthcare, demography, sport, culture, 

small and medium business support, ecology, 

housing and urban environment, research, 

tourism, education, road construction etc.


Image: DPR doctors perform first ever pelvic bone tumour resection

DPR doctors perform first ever 

pelvic bone tumour resection

January 10th, 11:33am (DAN)


 Donetsk People’s Republic doctors have performed

 the first-ever surgery to remove a pelvic bone 

tumour in a 16-year-old boy, the regional 

Healthcare Ministry reported 

on Tuesday.


“A 16-year-old adolescent with a voluminous pelvic
bone tumour in a hard-to-reach area was admitted

 to the Republican Trauma Centre,” the Ministry

 said. “The doctors removed the tumour and 

restored the post-surgery bone defect
 a bio-implant.”


It was the first such surgery in the 

Republic. It lasted for three hours.


“Despite the atypical tumour site in a hard-to-reach

 area.. we succeeded in removing as much of the 

new growth as possible within normal tissue. 

Bioimplant insertion enabled the patient to 

get back on his feet two days later. 


“Previously, such patients had to stay in bed 

for about a month,” the Ministry quoted the 

Republican Trauma Centre Children’s 

Department Director, Yevgeny 

Zhilitsyn, as saying.


The adolescent is taking a rehabilitation course 

in the Trauma Centre, health officials said.


Image: DPR Information Ministry ---- launches five newspapers, radio and television channels in liberated areas -- in 2022

DPR Information Ministry ---- launches
five newspapers, radio and television
channels in liberated areas -- in 2022

January 2nd, 10:06am (DAN)


 Five newspapers and one radio and one television

 channel have been launched in liberated areas of

 the Donetsk People’s Republic since March 2022,

 the press service of DPR's Information Ministry

 told the Donetsk News Agency, on Monday.


“In 2022, the DPR Information Ministry carried out 

extensive work to launch the system of 

disseminating information to the 

population,” it said. 


“In Mariupol, the popular “Priazovye Worker”

 newspaper was relaunched and “Radio 

Breeze” began to broadcast from 

Novoazovsk, at a frequency of 

103.4 FM on May the 9th.”


On November the 9th, Mariupol 24 channel was

 launched in Mariupol, the press service said.


Mass media  outlets were launched in other towns. 

For example, the “Zarya Priazovya” newspaper 

was founded in Volodarskoye, the newspaper 

“Our Word”, in Volnovakha, and the
newspaper, “Selskaya Nov”, in 

Mangush.  The newspaper, 

“Zarya” that was launched 

in Krasny Liman, is, at the

moment not issued, due

to.... the military and 

political situation.


Image: DPR Head to be elected by parliament for five years, according to new Constitution December 30th, 3:45pm (DAN) Donetsk People’s Republic lawmakers will elect the DPR Head for a term of five years according to the new Constitution, People’


DPR Head to be elected by parliament

for five years, according to 

new Constitution

December 30th, 3:45pm (DAN)


Donetsk People’s Republic lawmakers will elect the

 DPR Head for a term of five years according to the 

new Constitution, People’s Council (parliament)

 speaker Vladimir Bidyovka said after the 

adoption of the document on Friday.


 “Head of the Republic is the top executive, to be

 elected by indirect vote, i.e. by People’s Council

deputies, which is a new procedure to the 

Republic, ” Bidyovka said. “The head is 

elected for a term of five years.”


The new Constitution states that the People’s Council

 is the permanent representative and the only

 legislative body of the Republic consisting 

of 90 deputies who are elected for a term 

of five years by direct vote, i.e. by 

citizens at voting stations, 

he added.


Earlier reports said that the DPR parliament had 

adopted the new Constitution of the Republic.


The first Constitution of the DPR was adopted on May 

14th,, 2014, after the referendum on Donbass self-

determination, at which a majority of residents 

supported the Republic’s independence. The

 Fundamental Law was amended several 



 The latest amendments introduced in June 2022 

gave the powers to the DPR Head to appoint
prosecutor general and his deputies.

Image: DPR ombudsperson demands: an international legal assessment of Kiev strikes at Donetsk hospitals

DPR ombudsperson demands: an 

international legal assessment of 

Kiev strikes at Donetsk hospitals

December 20th, 5:39pm (DAN)


International organizations must give a legal

 assessment of the Kiev artillery strikes at 

medical centres of the Donetsk People’s 

Republic, DPR ombudsperson Darya 

Morozova, told the Donetsk News 

Agency on Tuesday.


Earlier reports said that the Donetsk Clinical Territorial

 Medical Association (DoKTMO) --- has come under

 artillery fire several times in the past few days. 

On December the 18th, a projectile hit hospital 

block No 10 killing one patient and wounding 

several others.


“Purposeful strikes at hospitals, kindergartens and

schools -- are nothing else than undisguised acts
of genocide,” Morozova said. “I’ve written the 

relevant letters to the United Nations, and 

the International Committee... of the Red 

Cross. We demand that the international 

community, finally, articulate its clear 

position on the situation in Donbass, 

& give a proper legal assessment 

of Kiev's actions.”


DoKTMO is a top multi-purpose medical institute of 

the DPR. It has a modern diagnostic centre, 

performs complex surgeries, provides 

child delivery services and saves 

the lives of... artillery attack 

victims. Ukraine aims its 

“Grad” (MLRS) precisely

 at this facility. 


“The enemy not only violates the international

 humanitarian law but also ignores the basic 

norms of morality and humanity, as the 

‘civilized world’ ....silently approves,
 DPR ombudsperson said.


Image: No pension debt in 2022 — Pushilin

No pension debt in 2022
— Pushilin

December the 19th, 12:13pm (DAN)


 Donetsk People’s Republic authorities have paid 

all pensions to citizens this year, DPR Acting 

Head Denis Pushilin said on Monday.


“We’ve heard the report on budget implementation,
paying pensions and allowances,” Pushilin said 

after a conference with the government and

local authorities. “We have no 

pension debt.”


The officials also discussed house coal

 compensations.. requested by almost 

39,000 people. Payments have been 

made to 85.4% of the applicants, 

he added.


Earlier, DPR Prime Minister Vitaly Khotsenko 

said that the Republic had earmarked 70%

of the 2023 budget for wages, pensions 

and benefits.

Image: Z and Russian flag: Mariupol’s Lenin Square laser light show to unveil new city priorities

Z and Russian flag: Mariupol’s Lenin 

Square laser light show to unveil

 new city priorities

 December 16th, 9:21am (DAN)


Technicians in Mariupol’s Lenin Square are testing 

the retuned laser light show equipment to which 

local residents took a liking, after it was 

installed in the run-up to City Day

 in September 2020.


The projectors are built into large lighting fixtures

 shaped like white doves.  A new laser light show 

will feature the Russian Flag, the letter Z (a 

special military operation symbol), flying 

warplanes etc to the accompaniment 

of Russian classical music such as 

the overture to Mikhail Glinka’s 

opera “Ruslan and Lyudmila.”


A multimedia complex was installed in the square 

during the 2020 renovation project;  it currently 

shows the Russian tricolor.


After the government overthrow in Kiev, vandals 

knocked down the 8-metre tall Lenin monument

 next to Lenin Square overnight to August 15th, 

2014. The square was renamed to Freedom 

Square in 2015. It  added a modern 

fountain, an interactive complex 

and light illuminations, during 

a major modernization 

in 2020.


Image: Pushilin establishes holiday to mark DPR’s reunification with Russia

Pushilin establishes holiday 

to mark DPR’s reunification

 with Russia

December 15th, 3:21pm (DAN)


 Donetsk People’s Republic Acting Head Denis Pushilin

 has signed a decree on new official public holidays 

to mark Republic’s Day, Easter, Pentecost and 

DPR’s reunification with Russia.


Pushilin’s Decree No 53 adds the following public

 holidays: Donetsk People’s Republic Day 

(May 11), Day of DPR reunification with 

Russia (30 September), Easter 

(Sunday) and Pentecost 



If a public holiday falls on a non-working day, the day

 which follows the public holiday is a day-off. 

The decree came into force on Thursday. 

It cancels DPR Head’s decree of 

December 13, 2018 on public 

holidays in the DPR.


The international treaty on the Donetsk People’s

 Republic’s accession to Russia, was signed on

 September 30, 2022. On that day, the Republic

 became a part of Russia.

Image: Official accession to Russia


Official accession
to Russia 

October 6th, 9:12am (DAN)


Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has signed the law

“On the Accession of the Donetsk People’s Republic 

to Russia and Establishment of a New Federal 

Subject — Donetsk People’s Republic.”


The DPR therefore, has officially become a part 

of Russia. Denis Pushilin has been appointed

the interim head of the new Russian region.


Vladimir Putin has ordered to carry out children’s

 check-ups in the Donetsk People’s Republic.


Customs procedures have been stopped on 

the DPR-Russian border, on Wednesday.


Russia’s Federal Tax Services has 

opened its office in the DPR.


A Russian humanitarian aid convoy delivered 150 tons

 of supplies for medical centres, including COVID-19

 and flu vaccines.

Image: DPR residents cast their ballots at voting stations as referendum enters the final day

DPR residents cast their ballots at 
voting stations as referendum 

enters the final day

September 27th, 

10:19am (DAN) 


Voting on the final day of the referendum on the 

Donetsk People’s Republic joining Russia 

began at 8:00. Despite permanent 

cannon fire, the atmosphere at 

voting stations is festive with 

music playing and offers of

 tea and sweetmeats 

to visitors.


People come to vote with a smile; nobody hid their

 intention as they talked with Donetsk News 

Agency correspondents. All said that they 

had come to say “yes” to Donbass’

reunification with Russia.


On September the 23rd through to September the 26th,
voting took place in the public spaces of residential 

areas. Voter turnout after four days reached 86.89 

percent. Voting stations opened.... on the final 

day of the referendum, on September 27th.


The voters are asked to answer the question on

 ...whether they support the Donetsk People’s 

Republic joining the Russian Federation as 

a constituent entity. The right to vote in 

the referendum is enjoyed by citizens 

aged 18 or over including those who 

have turned 18... on the last day 

of voting.

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