Support of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North in regions of Ural Federal Okrug was discussed in Yekaterinburg
8:50 2 декабря 2015
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The deputy presidential envoy in Ural Federal Okrug Boris Kirillov conducted the sitting of the council on issues of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North in the mode of videoconference.
The president of the Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East, a deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Grigory Ledkov and representatives of bodies of the regional executive authorities participated in it. The participants discussed issues of giving privileges to indigenous ethnic minorities of the North.
In her speech the vice-governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Irina Sokolova told about measures on support of indigenous peoples conducting traditional way of life being taken in the region and about special attention to their problems. She informs that 12 state programs work in Yamal for preservation of original environment and traditional economy of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North. The regional legislative base was formed: more than 40 laws and more than 300 sub-legislative normative and legal acts. Administrative regulations of giving of state services to this category of citizens were approved.
According to the words of Irina Sokolova, about 80 communities of indigenous ethnic minorities and 118 small enterprises work in the region. 59 million rubles, including 55 million and 700 thousand rubles from the regional budget, were spent for support of communities last year. Besides, grant support of communities has been rendered since 2012 – 9 grants on the total sum in 4 million and 300 thousand rubles. The state budgetary establishment «The association on economic development of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North» works in the region during 12 years. It renders free consultative methodological services. Now the establishment serves more than 2000 customers. As Irina Sokolova informs, there were 52 trading stations in the beginning of the year. There tundra people receive different services, including educational, medical, cultural and social. More than 300 million rubles are allocated every year for maintenance and development of trading stations, delivery of goods and other necessary things for tundra population.