Diabetic Boy Gets Kremlin Invite

Twelve-year-old Daniil Karpenko made it to the list of guests for a New Year’s children party at the Kremlin — but only after prosecutors intervened to have him invited, the Prosecutor General’s Office said on its web site Monday.

Karpenko was included on the Sverdlovsk region’s list of guests for the Dec. 26 party after winning a local aeromodelling competition, but the regional education department later denied him the trip because of his diabetes, saying children with serious chronic diseases cannot be sent to the Kremlin party because of health concerns, the prosecutors said.

Officials proposed to send Karpenko to regional celebrations instead but backtracked after prosecutors opened a check. The boy will travel to Moscow with his father, the report said.

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