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15 March 2021, 14:10

More than third of all Russian dilapidated school buildings are in Dagestan

Mould and fungus on walls, rotten floors and leaking roofs remain a reality in Russian public schools in the 21st century. More than a third of the country's dilapidated school buildings are in Dagestan, as journalists of the "Vazhnye Istorii" (Important Stories) report.

The findings, posted today in the material by Polina Uzhvak, "The roof continued leaking, children freezing, and the mould growing" on the website of the Important Stories, are based on the data of the Ministry of Education of Russia for 2019, posted on the Ministry's website on July 31, 2020.

In Dagestan, the largest share of the total number of school buildings operate without running water (55%) and sewage (57.5%). Not far from Dagestan, in terms of the scale of the problem with equipping schools with sewage systems, is Kalmykia, where there are 51.1% of such educational buildings.

Kalmykia has most school buildings in Southern Russia without central heating – 48.2% of the total number of school buildings in the region. The problem is also high in Karachay-Cherkessia, where 44.4% of educational buildings are not equipped with central heating, and in Ingushetia – 39.5%.

In North Ossetia, among the regions of southern Russia, the largest share of school buildings in need of overhaul – 59.1%. The percentage of such buildings is quite high in Ingushetia (42.1%), Dagestan (35.7%), Karachay-Cherkessia (31.4%) and Kalmykia (28.7%).

The problem with school buildings in the state of emergency is most pronounced in Dagestan, where, according to the sampling, 7% of the total school buildings are in such condition.

Dagestan is one of the most problematic regions not only in the south, but throughout Russia in terms of equipping schools, the "Important Stories" have stated.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on March 15, 2021 at 09:00 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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