The head of the Russian government, Mikhail Mishustin, approved a program of state support for the traditional economic activities of indigenous peoples in the Arctic, writes TASS.
As specified, the implementation of this program will improve the well-being of indigenous peoples, reduce the unemployment rate, increase the volume of production of traditional economic activities and increase the tourist attractiveness of the Arctic.
The program includes six main directions, the first of which is aimed at infrastructure development. In particular, it implies the development of measures to support the provision of small peoples with mobile communications and the Internet, assistance in the development of their arts and crafts, as well as subsidizing the purchase of equipment for processing meat and fish products.
The program provides for the development of the tourism industry in places where indigenous peoples live, including subsidizing the costs of creating new facilities and improving the quality of services.
Earlier, the Russian government approved an action plan to implement the Arctic development strategy. The plan contains 268 activities, the bulk of which will be implemented this and next year.