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Putin instructed the mayor to save the Library of Ukrainian literature in Moscow

Путин поручил Собянину сохранить фонд Библиотеки украинской литературы в Москве

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has instructed the Moscow government to present proposals for the conservation and use of funds of the Library of Ukrainian literature to may 15. This is stated in the document posted on the Kremlin website.

“The government of Moscow to provide suggestions for conservation and utilization of funds of the state budget institution of culture of Moscow “Library of Ukrainian literature” in accordance with the goals and objectives of the state national policy”, — stated in the Commission following the meeting of the Council for culture and art, which took place on 25 December 2015.

At the end of December last year, Putin stated the inadmissibility of the loss of the Library of Ukrainian literature. She, of course, must not be lost in any case. After all, the Ukrainians in Russia — the third on size of the titular nation,” he said.

Director of the Library of Ukrainian literature Natalia Sharina was charged under the article on incitement of national hatred and enmity in connection with the distribution among the visitors book editions of Dmytro Korchynskyi, which were declared extremist by a court decision.

Last week Sarinay lawyer Ivan Pavlov said that the investigating authorities plan to indict his client has a new charge under article “embezzlement”. Sarino, according to some, suspect in the embezzlement of budget funds in the amount of 1.5 million rubles.

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