Dmitry Medvedev decided to support Penza Hockey Club
Penza, 18 September 2012. PenzaNews. Russian Prime Minister, Chairman of United Russia party Dmitry Medvedev decided to provide financial assistance to Penza professional Hockey Club Diesel. The governor of the Penza region Vasily Bochkarev said this at a meeting with media representatives in the town of Kamenka on Tuesday, September 18.
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“Dmitry Medvedev instructed Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors at Gazprom Alexey Miller to consider supporting Hockey Club Diesel after his visit to Penza, on September 12,” the head of the region explained.
According to Vasily Bochkarev, the amount of money is 50 million rubles.
As news agency PenzaNews previously reported, according to Art. 12 of tournament regulations, the club was to provide a list of documents, confirming its competence, and ability to provide all the necessary conditions for holding hockey matches. However, this condition was not fulfilled and the Higher Hockey League refused to consider the submitted documents.
Later, Penza professional Hockey Club Diesel was allowed to participate in the championship of the Highest Hockey League 2012–2013 conditionally. If the club does not submit financial guarantees in the proper amount by September 30, it will be penalized up to the exclusion from the championship.