Yamal passed the symbol of the circumpolar relay race further to Yakutia
7:44 24 сентября 2014
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The meeting of Dmitriy Zakharov, the head of the representational office of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug at the government of the Russian Federation and Aleksey Struchkov, the head of the permanent representational office of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) at the President of Russia took place in Moscow.
By the instruction of the governor of Yamal Dmitriy Kobylkin, Dmitriy Zakharov passed the tambourine – the symbol of the circumpolar relay race to Aleksey Struchkov. This information was given to IA «Sever-Press» in the representational office of Yamal at the government of the Russian Federation.
The international meeting of representatives of the states-members of the Arctic Council, the countries-observers of the Arctic Council and the foreign scientific society took place in August in Nenets Autonomous Okrug. They participated in the international conference on important problems of sustainable development and providing of security in the Arctic. The participants of the meeting visited the maritime ice-resistant stationary platform «Prirazlomnaya» on the shelf of the Barents Sea.
In the conclusion of the activities of the international meeting it was announced about the beginning of the unique circumpolar relay race. Its initiator is Nenets Autonomous Okrug. The Nenets tambourine (buben) is the symbol of the action. It is a unique masterpiece of craftspeople from Nenets tundra. It allows feeling unity of a human with the world around. The initiators suggested all polar areas of Russia and foreign countries participation in this action. According to the idea of the organizers, the Nenets tambourine should visit all countries of the Northern hemisphere, should unite people with each other and with the world around and come back to Naryan-Mar. The governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Dmitriy Kobylkin was the first, who welcomed the circumpolar relay race.