Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law allowing maternity capital to be used to pay for private schools and kindergartens. The corresponding decree of the head of state was published on the official portal of legal information.

Under the new law, parents will be able to use materiel funds to pay for kindergartens opened by individual entrepreneurs. At the same time, businessmen must have a license for educational activities.

Prior to this, the deputies of the State Duma in the II and III readings voted in favor of expanding the use of mother capital. The speaker of the lower house of the Russian parliament, Vyacheslav Volodin, stressed that the law aims to increase the availability of preschool education. Following the draft law approved by the Federation Council.

Earlier, the Ministry of Labor of Russia allowed an increase in maternity capital for the first child to 680 thousand rubles. Maternal capital is a measure of state support for families within the framework of the Demography national project. Since 2020, it has been prescribed at the birth of the first child. There were also ideas to allow capital to be spent on the purchase of a domestically assembled passenger car.

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