Putin proposed to introduce a system of grants for promising sportsmen

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin during a visit to the youth Academy of football club Krasnodar. 23 may 2017Putin proposed to introduce a system of grants for promising sportsmen© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal the image Bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the need to introduce a system of grants for promising athletes at the Federal level at the expense of reduction of financing of professional sports.

«You should also think about the support of talented children. In some regions already has a system of grants for promising athletes. I think it is possible to implement such a system at the Federal level, this will reveal and lead to the success of the best of the best», — Putin said at a meeting of the Council for physical culture and sports

«Funds for this purpose should be sought, including through the reduction of funding — I have already talked about this many times — professional sports, in any case, those channels that often today the money is sent are sent is very large and not always justified,» — said the head of state.

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