In Yakutsk representatives of Yamal are sharing experience on the congress of reindeer herders of Russia
15:36 16 марта 2017
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The fourth congress of reindeer herders of Russia was opened in the capital of the Republic of Sakha Yakutia on the 16th of March. About 400 people are participating in the work of the forum. Representatives of all reindeer-herding regions of the country arrived to Yakutsk. The delegation of Yamal is headed by the first deputy governor of Yamal Aleksey Sitnikov.
The region is being represented by the director of the department of agro-industrial complex, trade and foodstuff Viktor Yugai, the chairperson of the Legislative Assembly of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Sergey Yamkin, the chairperson of the Russian Union of Reindeer Herders Dmitriy Khorolya, representatives of bodies of the power, heads and employees of leading reindeer-herding enterprises and communities of the arctic region and also private reindeer herders.
In the morning the heads of the delegations participated in the meeting with the chairman of the government of Yakutia Yevgeniy Chekin. Aleksey Sitnikov on the behalf of the delegation of Yamal thanked the organizers of the congress for the invitation to this large event and told about some accents of policy being conducted in reindeer husbandry of the region. According to his words, for Yamal the worthy level of state support of reindeer husbandry is one of the most important terms of its wellbeing in modern conditions. In Yamal this direction is one of the most significant in financing of regional agro-industrial complex. The region works for intensive development of the branch, counts on deep processing, technical and technological innovations, as the first deputy governor of Yamal underlines.
As we should remind, this year the amount of subsidizing of reindeer husbandry in Yamal made 782 million rubles. Increase in amounts of manufacturing of products by enterprises of all forms of property and also development of deep processing of products of reindeer husbandry in the region are ones of the basic issues.
According to the information given by Aleksey Sitnikov, Yamal intends to send suggestions on rationalization of the branch to federal bodies of the power. They can be useful to all reindeer-herding regions of the country. In particular, the suggestions touch upon inculcation of counted-by-the-head identification of reindeer, processing of unossified antlers and endocrine-enzyme raw materials, inclusion of the term “choum rabotnitsa” into the classifier of professions (the note: a choum-keeper (like a housekeeper), a reindeer herder’s wife working in a choum, running household and helping in reindeer herding; a choum is a traditional dwelling of nomads, reindeer herders; it is similar to a tepee).
The congress of reindeer herders of Russia will work during 4 days. The program includes the round table on prospects of development of entrepreneur initiative in traditional branches of the North and the excursion around production agricultural objects. The guests will be able to see operation of workshops on production of biologically active additives, on processing of venison and leather and fur raw materials. Also reindeer herders will be able to pass the short-time courses on raising the level of qualification on the basis of Yakutsk State Agricultural Academy. The presentation “The nomadic camp is inviting the guests” was opened.
The plenary session of the congress is the key event on the 17th of March. The heads of the delegations will speak on their reports on state of reindeer husbandry in their regions. The festive activities dedicated to the Day of the Arctic in Yakutia will take place in the evening. It is one of the most favorite holidays in the Republic. The interregional contests “Nomadic Family”, the show of national fur clothes “Northern Mosaic”, analogous to contests in Yamal, and the auction of reindeer-herding husky dogs promise to be interesting and bright. The 18th and 19th of March will take place under the sign of sports games of reindeer herders – they will compete in jumps over narty (northern nomadic sledge), throwing of a tynzyan on a khorey (a rope lasso for catching reindeer on a long pole for driving a reindeer team), northern wrestling. The congress will be completed with the holiday concert and the ceremony of awarding of winners in the interregional games of reindeer herders.