Russia will allocate about eighteen million dollars to support of indigenous peoples
14:33 26 апреля 2017
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Allocation of 17 million and 800 thousand dollars is foreseen in Russia till 2025 to support of indigenous peoples. The head of the Federal Agency on Affairs of nationalities Igor Barinov told about it on the UN Permanent Forum on indigenous issues.
According to his words, Russia strives to preserve the whole diversity of unique cultures and to prevent from disappearance of any of them; therefore, it will continue paying special attention to issues of state support and ensuring of comfortable conditions for all peoples living in the country.
As Igor Barinov notes, last year about 7 million and 600 thousand dollars were allocated to measures on support of indigenous peoples from the federal, regional and municipal budgets. Allocation of 17 million and 800 thousand dollars is foreseen till 2025 within fulfillment of state national policy towards indigenous peoples, as he says, adding that these funds are allocated to construction of kindergartens, schools, medical-obstetrical stations, publication of newspapers, books and textbooks in native languages of indigenous peoples.
The head of Federal Agency on Affairs of nationalities underlines that Russian experience in ensuring of rights and interests of indigenous peoples may serve as an example for other states, as it is reported on the website of the State Commission on the Arctic development. Igor Barinov reminds that federal laws developed on the basis of key international principles in this sphere acted in Russia in the nineties of the last century, long before adoption of the UN Declaration on rights of indigenous peoples. Twenty-eight regions of the Russian Federation, on territory of which indigenous peoples live, have a wide arsenal of authorities and resources to promote their interests, as he says.
The sixteenth session of the UN Permanent Forum on indigenous issues is taking place in the headquarters of the United Nations. About 1000 representatives of ethnic minorities of the world are participating in it. The official delegation of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug being headed by a deputy governor, the director of the regional department of international and external economic relations Alexander Mazharov is among them. Within two weeks the governmental delegations and the representatives of various ethnic groups are discussing fulfillment of the Declaration on rights of indigenous peoples adopted by the General Assembly in 2007. The document reflected the necessity to preserve cultural identity of ethnic minorities, including their language, religion and traditions, and enshrined the right to participate in political, economic and social life of the countries, in which they live.