Putin allocates funds to Dagestan after receiving Nurmagomedov's appeal
Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a 600-million-ruble budget to build a new school in Dagestan named after reigning UFC lightweight world champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The project was confirmed by Khabib's father Abdulmanap during an interview with the "Teacher's Newspaper" as he explained that Putin's decision came after Khabib asked if the President could fund improved education in Dagestan.
"After Khabib's appeal, Vladimir Putin signed a decree allocating about 600 million rubles to the Republic of Dagestan to open a school named after Khabib Nurmagomedov," Abdulmanap said, adding that he hoped those in charge of handling the budgets would put the generous cash boost to good use.
"I hope that this money will go for its intended purpose and we will have the opportunity to better learn, educate, give results. We will work on this," RT cited him as saying.