Russian President Medvedev spends Christmas in Ivanovo

Nothing like being able to slip out of town for the holiday…especially if you’re the President of Russia. The town of Ivanovo, part of Russia’s famous Golden Ring, is certainly the perfect place for a president and his wife to slip out of town for a few days.

President Dmitry Medvedev and Mrs Svetlana Medvedeva receive flowers from children at Ivanovo’s orphanage #3.

While in Ivanovo President and Mrs Medvedeva visited Orphanage No.3 and wished the children living there a Happy New Year & Merry Christmas. The orphanage received a new bus and a high-technology computer classroom from the Presidential Fund. In addition, funds will be allocated from the Presidential Reserve Fund for renovating the orphanage.

The President and Mrs Medvedeva enjoyed a New Year program in Ivanovo.

While there, the President met with educators working in Ivanovo orphanages to discuss issues of their remuneration, the problem of child orphanhood, and many others. The meeting also discussed the necessity to develop a legal framework for centres training foster parents.

President and Mrs Medvedeva with children from Ivanovo’s Orphanage #3.

The Ministry of Education will be charged with developing teaching methods for pre-school-age children with hearing impairments.