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In Ministry task called "Arctic acres"

The results "Arctic acres" will not stop the population outflow from the Arctic regions of the Russian Federation, but will simplify the procedure of obtaining land there, said the Deputy head of the Ministry for development of Russian Far East and the Arctic Alexander Krutikov.

The Ministry has prepared a bill that would expand the program "far Eastern acres" in the Arctic regions of Russia. After the adoption of the amendments, the first six months the right to obtain land in the Arctic will have the inhabitants of the Arctic regions. Later this right will have any citizen of Russia. Sites will only be granted on the land territory of the Arctic: the Murmansk region, Nenets and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous districts and 23 municipal districts of the Krasnoyarsk territory, Arkhangelsk region, Republics of Komi and Karelia. Chukotka Autonomous Okrug and Arctic municipalities of Yakutia in this list will not be included, since the land there is given, as in the far East.

The public Council of the Arctic zone will be formed in October 2020

The public Council of the Arctic zone, which will monitor the interaction of residents of the economic zone and of indigenous peoples of the North (kmns), will be formed in October 2020, told RIA Novosti press-service of the Ministry for development of Russian Far East and the Arctic.

As noted in the press service, the formation of a public Council will be open, applications will be able to apply any interested citizens.

In Russia will develop the program of state support of indigenous small peoples of the North

The program of state support of economic activity of indigenous small peoples of the North will be developed by the end of 2020, told RIA Novosti in the Ministry of the Russian Federation.

As explained in the Ministry, the program will include measures to support the creation of indigenous small peoples of the North production of food and agricultural products and export of such products. The program also envisages measures for the development of tourism in the places of residence of indigenous minorities.

The audit chamber checked the fulfillment of the budget in the Ministry

The accounts chamber (JV) on the audit of budget execution Ministry of the Russian Federation last year found violations that relate primarily to the provision of inter-budget transfers to constituent entities of the Russian Federation of the far Eastern Federal district (FEFD), as well as the implementation of the state program "Socio-economic development of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation," reads the message control departments.

Also in the analysis of subsidies to legal entities, it was established that on the background of General reduction of expenditure on direct support of investment projects and infrastructure development in the areas of advancing socio-economic development in 2019 significantly increased the cost of financing development institutions of the Far East - a large part of these expenditures went to salaries of employees, with the acceleration of economic development of the regions of DFO and the activities of development institutions, this measure is not affected.

The bill on the continental shelf in the Arctic needs to be reconsidered, said Kobylkin

The bill of Ministry for the liberalization of access to mining on the continental shelf in the Russian Arctic needs substantial study, and speak about the creation of a consortium of subsoil users prematurely, said in an interview with RIA Novosti the head of the Ministry Dmitry Kobylkin.

The ninth of June on the portal of projects of normative legal acts published a draft law prepared by the Ministry, which aims to liberalize access to the shelf of the Arctic and the Pacific ocean from 2021, to be allowed to work for both Russian and foreign companies. However, it is proposed to determine the company agent that will work on behalf of the government, in consortium with other companies wishing to develop offshore areas and to have a blocking stake in the consortium.