20 December 2012, 15:38

Putin pledges support for people with disabilities

Putin pledges support for people with disabilities

Mass media for people with disabilities should receive specific support from the state, President Putin said.

As he spoke at his news conference in Moscow on Thursday, Vladimir Putin said that mass media that deal with disability issues was entitled to all kinds of support.

The Russian president reminded the participants in the conference that Russia had joined the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and would implement it.

A barrier-free environment should be introduced everywhere, Putin said.

Even though it requires funds, he added, the sums needed are not super large.

Voice of Russia, RIA

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