Training for engineers and blue-collar workers, use of maternity capital, organising leisure activities for young people, and the lack of day-care centres in the region were among the issues discussed during the meeting with textile factory workers.
Following the meeting, Dmitry Medvedev visited one of the city’s day-care centres. The state of the building’s facade and outside area came under criticism from the President, and he instructed the governor of Smolensk Region to ensure all day-care centres in the region were in a fit state.
Dmitry Medvedev later had a working meeting with Smolensk Region Governor Sergei Antufyev, at which he requested that the governors address the problems of day-care centres without delay and reminded them of their responsibility for the condition of pre-school facilities. Higher education was also discussed at the meeting.