Protection of original environment of indigenous peoples is one of priorities in policy of Yamal
11:47 26 февраля 2015
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In Salekhard the vice-governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Irina Sokolova and the deputy minister for culture of Russia Alexander Zhuravsky conducted the working session on issues of providing of rights of indigenous ethnic minorities of the Russian Federation.
Representatives of the administration of the President of the Russian Federation, the ministry for culture and the ministry for foreign affairs of the Russian Federation, the government of Yamal, a deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation from Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Grigory Ledkov, representatives of the Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East participated in the sitting.
Irina Sokolov opened the conference. As she says, for Yamal solving problems of protection of original environment and traditional way of life of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North, preservation of their original culture, language and traditions are included to priorities of regional policy, the most important conditions of effective and harmonious development of the region. It is reflected in the Strategy on socioeconomic development of the region till 2020.
As she notes, strong legislative base on protection of interests and rights of indigenous population was formed in Yamal. More than 30 additional (to federal) guarantees of original socioeconomic and cultural development of indigenous northerners are foreseen within regional normative and legal acts. Nevertheless, there are issues demanding on regulation of the federal level.
As Irina Sokolova underlines, issues being discussed within the sitting are especially important for Yamal. However, she thinks, they have big significance, in general, for protection of interests and rights of indigenous peoples of the whole territory of the country.
Alexander Zhuravsky marks positive changes, which are taking place in Yamal during the latest years. According to his words, he sees that the region changes to the best. As Alexander Zhuravsky notes, this year at fulfillment of some conditions Yamal can claim for 20 million and 500 thousand rubles within the Federal targeted program «Strengthening of unity of the Russian nation and ethno-cultural development of peoples of Russia (2014-2020)». Alexander Zhuravsky underlines that such regions as Yamal need special attention and study, first of all, from geopolitical point of view. Harmonious combination of interests of indigenous population, industrial enterprises, bodies of the power are the main conditions of effective management of the territory, as the deputy minister for culture of Russia underlines.