Rogozin's visit to Pridnestrovie: Russia to help industrialists, agrarians and public education

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Rogozin's visit to Pridnestrovie: Russia to help industrialists, agrarians and public education

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Tiraspol, 11 October. /Novosti Pridnestrovya/. The visit of Russian Vice Premier Dmitry Rogozin to Pridnestrovie was rich in meetings and events. In the morning the Russian official took part in the opening of a Moldavian-language school in Tashlyk village, then held a meeting with Pridnestrovian President Yevgeny Shevchuk and after that visited the Elektromash plant. From there, Rogozin went to the Supreme Council, where he talked to Supreme Council members.

The modern Moldavian-language school, built by ANO Eurasian Integration, became the eighth object that Russia donated to Pridnestrovie. The humanitarian project is under personal supervision of Dmitry Rogozin. Today he opened the school together with the country's leadership. The vice premier read out a welcome address from Vladimir Putin, who promised that Russia would always contribute to the development of education in the PMR.

In 2013, Russia launched a large-scale humanitarian project for the development of healthcare and education in Pridnestrovie. It is implemented by ANO Eurasian Integration, which started 14 large construction projects. As of today, five kindergartens, a new building of the medical department of PSU, a concrete batching plant and a Moldovan-language school in Tashlyk village has been successfully put into operation. The construction of a TB dispensary in Rybnitsa and a chemotherapy department in Tiraspol is nearing the completion. The remaining objects will be completed in 2017. Pridnestrovie has not seen such a volume of construction works throughout its entire history. Besides, Russia has supplied up-to-date medical and computer equipment to the republic.

«Everything was done at the suggestion of, first of all, the president and the government of the PMR. We coordinated all our actions and, it should be noted, we did a lot in this field. It is not only the achievement of ANO, but also of the entire Pridnestrovian government," said the founder of ANO Eurasian Integration, Russian MP Alexey Zhuravlyov.

After the school's inauguration, Dmitry Rogozin met the country's leader Yevgeny Shevchuk. The meeting took place in the presidential administration office. They discussed the election campaign in Pridnestrovie, the development of Russian-Pridnestrovian economic relations and participation of the republic's representatives in the Russian-Moldovan intergovernmental commission.

Dmitry Rogozin underscored that Russia was keeping abreast of the situation in the country.

«We, together with Yevgeny Vasilyevich, came late yesterday and exchanged impressions, and today we have continued this conversation. We all understand what is going on here. Of course, the election campaign always distracts the authorities from work — both the president and the government — but it is inevitable and should be passed.

Rogozin is sure the Pridnestrovian people are wise and are unlikely to be confused by political engineers. He has expressed hope, at the same time, that all branches of power would resume a dialogue, and the parliament would pass the government's bills.

«We can see the pace of economic life, what is going on in the legislative sphere. I hope that on completion of the election campaign a much more comprehensive dialogue will be established between the president of the republic and the Supreme Council, because you apparently need to pass the legal acts the government insists on," said Rogozin.

The special envoy on Pridnestrovie explained that the situation in the world, anti-Russian sanctions and Ukraine's crisis had a negative impact on both Russia and Pridnestrovie. Russia, however, would continue to support the republic, and a project for the reconstruction of Pridnestrovie's melioration would continue, Rogozin underscored.

«A melioration project should really develop and continue. The land is rich here, and the people are hard-working. If the republic feeds itself, this is already half the work. The second thing is, of course, the maintenance of the republic's industrial potential, at the very least, to prevent it from degrading. There is, however, the process of ageing and obsolescence of the equipment that has remained here since the Soviet period. But it is very important to hold out this period of difficult struggle against economic isolation and sanctions. And everyone should remember it. This period is rather long and difficult, but inevitable, and it simply should be lived through," said the Russian vice premier.

This close cooperation between ministries and agencies of Russia and the PMR started in 2013 following the signing of the Rogozin-Shevchuk protocol. A year after it was supplemented with seven memorandums on interagency cooperation. This summer, in an interview with Kommersant, Rogozin noted that Moscow was satisfied with the work of Shevchuk as the leader of Pridnestrovie.

During the face-to-face meeting with the Pridnestrovian president, Rogozin invited Pridnestrovian representatives to take part in a meeting of the Russian-Moldovan intergovernmental commission in November.

«Yevgeny Vasilyevich [Shevchuk], I'd ask you to give corresponding instructions and send your representatives to this meeting. It will be positive [to hold a meeting] in a three-sided format. I hope pragmatism will be growing in Moldova. I hope we'll be able to lift certain restrictions imposed on the Pridnestrovian economy," said the Russian vice premier, noting that the process would not be short and thus requires patience.

After the meeting with Evgeny Shevchuk, Rogozin visited the flagship of the Pridnestrovian electrotechnical industry — Elektromash plant.

«My current goal is to see the feasibility of the range of products, produced at the plant, for the Russian economy, including for some export contracts. For example, for Rosatom projects. The second thing is what other bill of products with similar technology can be produced here, based on the plant's manufacturability," noted Rogozin.

«Dmitry Olegovich has taken interest in our potential: what other possibilities we have, what other markets we can explore, what sectors may be of interest to us. In the coming days we will prepare and submit a package of specific materials," underscored the Elektromash director general, Vladimir Trandasir.

Rogozin promised to assist in establishing contacts with potential customers.

The Russian vice premier also held a working meeting with Supreme Council members. They discussed a problem with Moldavian-language textbooks, a Russian citizenship issue and the possibility of organising a round table with the involvement of Russian and Pridnestrovian industrialists. Rogozin believes that Pridnestrovian manufacturers are forced to work in tougher conditions than their Russian colleagues. He is confident it is necessary to intensify cooperation between them.

«Let Pridnestrovie form a delegation of industrialists and we'll hold a round table of Pridnestrovian and Russian industrialists in Novosibirsk based on the wishes voiced by Pridnestrovians," said the Russian vice premier.

The issue of granting Russian citizenship to Pridnestrovians borne after 1992 is under examination, Rogozin explained.

«Now the issue is being studied by Russian agencies on my request. This subject is under examination. I hope we'll make progress in this matter," he explained.


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