In today’s conditions, the funds that are allocated for fireworks and concerts, it would be right to direct to support the families of mobilized citizens. This was stated by the chairman of the State Duma Committee on Labor, Social Policy and Veterans Affairs Yaroslav Nilov.

— The costs of the regions are the powers of the regional authorities. No fireworks, holidays, concerts are needed in today’s realities. It is better to spend the saved funds for other purposes,” he stressed in the comments of the NSN news agency.

At the same time, according to him, the cancellation of the New Year holidays is not discussed in the State Duma. Prior to that, it became known that the Kaluga authorities decided to cancel all festive events, as well as New Year decorations in the city, FAN reports.

Prior to that, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the situations that have arisen with a possible shortage of funds to support mobilized citizens in a number of regions will be resolved in cooperation with the federal center.

He noted that the state has additional costs and a burden on regional budgets. Some subjects of the Federation have a “reserve of strength”, but others may not have it at all, Peskov summed up.