The President and his wife wished the children living at the orphanage a Merry Christmas and gave each of them a camera as a Christmas gift.
The orphanage can accommodate up to 90 children, but is currently home to 49 youngsters. The decision to renovate the building was made a year ago when Dmitry and Svetlana Medvedev first visited this facility.
Reconstruction and renovation works should be completed by August 1, 2012. In the meantime, the children are living and studying in other buildings.