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Matvienko praised the introduction of incentives for pupils to travel in the compartment

The government's introduction of benefits for students for travel in compartment cars of trains will allow students to comfortably travel around the country, said Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko.

The Russian government previously approved a discount of 50% on tickets in a compartment of double-Decker trains for children older than 10 years.

"In February at the plenary meeting, which was attended by the head of Russian Railways Oleg Belozerov, this initiative was announced. She entered the Federation Council from the head of the Republic of Karelia, where faced with the problem," - said Matvienko reporters on Monday.

The Senator explained that the company RZD in some areas have replaced car with reserved seats to two-storey coupe. This is a new type of cars, they not subject to subsidised tickets for schoolchildren during the educational period. The region asked the senators for help.

"It is good that the government decision has been taken so quickly. Here you already see a certain style of work. Thank you to the government and personally Mikhail Vladimirovich Mishustin," - said Matvienko.

According to the legislator, is "the real school of tourism". "More children will be able to get acquainted with the Russian sites will be able to travel around the country with comfort. It means a lot, especially given our distance", she said.

Matvienko stressed that the allocation of funds from the budget for children's tickets in the current difficult period once again shows that concern about children is the main priority.