Astana authorities earmark 579M tenge to support WWII veterans

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ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Huge events and campaigns are to be held in the capital of Kazakhstan - Astana to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory and support the heroes and veterans of the Great Patriotic War.

Currently, 228 veterans of the Great Patriotic War reside in the capital of the country. Local authorities earmarked 579 million tenge to provide social assistance to the veterans on the eve of the great anniversary. Drawing and essay competitions among schoolchildren, art festivals, meetings with veterans and concerts are to take place during the celebrations in Astana. Earlier it was reported that 2015 was declared the year of veterans of the Great Patriotic War in the CIS member countries.

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