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Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova visited the Arkhangelsk region on a working trip. Following a visit to a number of social facilities and cultural institutions, she noted that the development of both the region and the entire country will continue. It is no coincidence that the President of Russia paid so much attention to this in his Address to the Federal Assembly.

“If all the announced initiatives are implemented – and here the question is not only about financial resources, because this is also a lot of work by large teams of people – then this will be a new level of development of the country with completely different opportunities for its citizens, and this is the most important thing,” – she said.

In Arkhangelsk, the Deputy Prime Minister noted the transformed airport building, which, in her opinion, provides the opportunity to open new routes not only within the country, but also abroad and creates a positive impression of the city and the region among those who come to Pomorie.

Another object on the work route of the Deputy Chairman of the Government was the new building of the Arkhangelsk Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital. The new four-story building is designed for 85 beds, connected by underground and overground passages to the existing hospital buildings. The department houses a whole range of services – from an operating unit equipped with the most advanced equipment, oncology and intensive care departments, traumatology and orthopedics departments, radiology departments, including MRI and CT rooms, to auxiliary units.

“We were pleased to visit the new building of the children’s hospital. It is of great importance for residents of the Arkhangelsk region and the Nenets Autonomous Okrug, because it has become possible to provide medical care to children at a very high level. The building is equipped with modern equipment, and treatment options have greatly expanded,” noted Tatyana Golikova.

The Deputy Prime Minister paid special attention to cultural objects. In particular, Tatyana Golikova visited the new building of the First Children’s Music School in Arkhangelsk and the Novodvinsk City Cultural Center, which opened after a major overhaul.

It was possible to overhaul the building of a former shopping center in Arkhangelsk and repurpose it for the needs of a children’s music school thanks to the support of the Russian Government and the participation of the Arkhangelsk region in the presidential national project “Culture”.

Previously, the first music school was located in the building of the Commercial Bank, built in 1784, which is a cultural heritage site and needs serious restoration. At the initiative of the head of the region, Alexander Tsybulsky, which was supported by Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova and the Minister of Culture of Russia Olga Lyubimova during a working trip to the Arkhangelsk region in the summer of 2021, it was decided to overhaul the empty building of the former shopping center “Children’s World” and place a children’s musical theater in it. school. The major renovation of the building was included in the presidential national project “Culture”, receiving financial support from the federal budget. Work on the site started in 2022. The total amount of funding amounted to 384 million rubles, including 219.2 million allocated from the federal budget, 164.8 million from the regional budget.

As a result, the First Children’s Music School received a practically new building, equipped with the most modern technology and musical instruments. Thus, modern soundproofing materials are used here; lighting and sound equipment is installed in the concert halls, which allows concerts to be held without noise interference. The screens in the ground floor foyer and concert hall meet the highest standards, and in combination with other equipment make it possible to organize online events and broadcast concerts, theatrical performances, and competitive auditions from the ground floor hall to the screen in the foyer.

“The school turned out to be wonderful. It’s great that the agreements we reached in 2021 have now been implemented. And the most important thing that I saw here is that the talented students of the First Children’s Music School in Arkhangelsk are really in love with music,” said Tatyana Golikova, after talking with the students and teachers of the school.

The school also has a recording studio. To conduct classes and events, touch panels equipped with interactive teaching aids for conducting lessons on music theoretical subjects were purchased.

“After a long break, culture was given a special priority, and, importantly, key attention both in terms of financing and in terms of management decisions was given to objects of regional culture and the revival of the traditional spiritual and moral values of our country,” emphasized Tatyana Golikova. – Of course, each region is absolutely unique, each has its own traditions, its own groups, and it was very important for us that, by reviving cultural objects in small towns and rural settlements, we created centers of attraction, revival, and spiritual development around these institutions. This was done both in Novodvinsk and Arkhangelsk.”

The decision to reconstruct the building was made during Tatyana Golikova’s previous working trip to the Arkhangelsk region in August 2021. Then the head of the region, Alexander Tsybulsky, turned to the Deputy Prime Minister with a request for federal funding to carry out repair work. The total cost of reconstruction amounted to 658.3 million rubles. Work on the design, reconstruction and commissioning of the facility was included in the Federal Targeted Investment Program for 2022–2023 and in the federal project “Preservation of Cultural and Historical Heritage” of the state program “Development of Culture”.

The contractor began the active phase of work in November 2022, immediately after receiving permission to reconstruct the facility, and completed construction work by the end of last year.

“I am very pleased to be with you today. And, you know, it’s even a little exciting, because we, together with the head of the region, the Russian Ministry of Culture and the staff of the Novodvinsk City Cultural Center, tried very hard to make sure everything turned out the way it once did, 70 years ago. When we came here two and a half years ago, we stood at the other end of the hall and looked at this stage, and we understood that the reconstruction would be very difficult – such a large amount of work had to be done. But, as we see, this is quite feasible, and I am very glad that now the cultural center will become a place of attraction for Novodvinsk residents,” noted Tatyana Golikova.

After the renovation, the building of the cultural center has really changed dramatically. The interior architectural and artistic design was brought into line with modern requirements, while preserving the historical appearance of the building. The surrounding area was also landscaped.

“In every person’s professional life there are days that stay with you forever. Today is definitely the day that I will remember, and not only because we are opening the updated Novodvinsk City Cultural Center,” said Alexander Tsybulsky. – I remember how this reconstruction began. Almost four years ago I came to Novodvinsk for the first time and, seeing this building, asked the head of the city why this building was closed. At that time, it had been idle for more than ten years and its restoration seemed impossible. Therefore, separately, in the presence of everyone, I would like to express my gratitude to the builders, who always met us halfway and, in my opinion, did a really great job.”

Transformations in the cultural sphere will continue. And in the next six years, historical and cultural monuments will be seriously affected.

“It’s too early to talk specifically by region, because the initiative was just announced by the President. We are talking about the formation of a 20-year program for the restoration of cultural heritage sites. We are now implementing a pilot project together with the DOM.RF corporation and the Russian Ministry of Culture in five regions of the country in order to work out a possible mechanism. We hope that business will get involved in these issues. Additional budgetary financial resources are provided,” Tatyana Golikova said. – Over the next six years, we will need to put in order a thousand cultural heritage sites. These are very ambitious plans, we will try very hard.”

Alexander Tsybulsky noted that the Arkhangelsk region is one of the leaders in the country in terms of the number of cultural heritage sites.

“This program directly concerns the entire Arkhangelsk region. We were very lucky that Tatyana Alekseevna [Golikova] came to us almost immediately after the message. Today we had the opportunity to be one of the first to discuss these issues with her, so we will prepare a program. There are already specific objects and areas that we want to include in this program at the initial stage, but we will continue to look based on the parameters in which it will be approved,” the head of the region emphasized.

In particular, we are talking about the restoration of the former Commercial Bank building on Bankovsky Lane.

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