A special structure can be created for management of the Russian Arctic
14:33 24 ноября 2014
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A special structure will be created for management of the Russian Arctic. Its format – a ministry, a state committee or a governmental commission – will be defined in the coming future. The newspaper «Kommersant» informs about it.
The minister for natural resources and ecology of the Russian Federation Sergey Donskoy and a member of the board of directors of «Rosneft», the special presidential envoy on cooperation in the Arctic and the Antarctic Artur Chilingarov spoke for creation of such structure. In his opinion, it needs to create a governmental commission with the widest circle of authorities for development of the region. As the presidential envoy notes, the commission should be above-ministerial. One ministry cannot solve problems of the Arctic and the Antarctic, beside national relations there are territorial, military, economic and ecological issues.
As Artur Chilingarov underlines, he does not claim for a post in the new department: let young people work, there are many competent people – a senator, the ex-governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Yuriy Neyolov, the governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Dmitriy Kobylkin, the governor of Nenets Autonomous Okrug Igor Koshin, a deputy of the State Duma Mikhail Slepenchuk. Besides, the vice premiers Alexander Khloponin and Dmitriy Kozak are presented among possible supervisors of the new arctic structure.