Inna Svyatenko donates books to libraries in the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics

The senator held a meeting with Moscow volunteers.

Inna Svyatenko, Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy, and a representative of the Moscow City legislature, met with volunteers from Moscow and donated more than 1,000 fiction books to the Mosvolonter resource centre.

The senator said that the books, together with other humanitarian aid, would soon be sent to the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics. According to her, the restoration of the library holdings was an opportunity to give Russian literature back to millions of people.

”It is gratifying that many organisations in Moscow have joined the effort to collect books, thanks to which it has been possible to collect works by absolutely different authors. Literature will make it possible for people living in the DPR and the LPR to develop and study in a familiar Russian-speaking environment,“ Inna Svyatenko said.

The senator added that on the threshold of the new school year, it was necessary to provide school students with printed books.

Head of the Mosvolonter resource centre Alexander Levit said that since the establishment of 12 centres to receive humanitarian aid for the citizens of the DPR and the LPR more than two million items, including those of prime necessity, have been collected. ”City residents continue to support the 'Moscow Helps' campaign. Every day they bring everything people need: storable food, bottled water, baby products, personal hygiene and personal protective equipment, clothing and household appliances,“ he said.

During the meeting with the volunteers, Inna Svyatenko handed them letters of gratitude.

State Duma deputy Evgeny Nifantiev also took part in the event.