It is proposed to expand the borders of the Arctic zone of Russia to separate regions

20.02.2020

It is proposed to expand the borders of the Arctic zone of Russia to separate regions

The Ministry of Development of the Far East and the Arctic has proposed the inclusion of several subpolar regions in the Komi and Karelia, as well as rural settlements in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, within the borders of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation. This is stated in the explanatory note to the draft decree, published on Wednesday on the federal portal of draft regulatory legal acts.

"The Ministry for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic has developed a draft decree of the President of the Russian Federation, providing for amendments to the president’s decree in terms of expanding the border of the Arctic zone by including in its composition the territory of the municipalities of the urban districts Usinsk and Inta, the municipal district Ust-Tsilemsky by Republic of Komi, Kalevala National Municipal District, Segezha Municipal District and Kostomuksha City District of the Republic of Karelia", - it is stated in the document.

According to the explanatory note, it is also proposed to include separate rural settlements of the Evenki municipal district in the north-eastern part of the Krasnoyarsk Territory within the Arctic borders.

As noted in additional documents, it is advisable to include these territories into the borders of the Arctic, because the climate and the specifics of the economy there meet the criteria of the Russian Arctic and require special conditions. In addition, such areas are removed from the main industrial centers, while promising economic projects are being implemented there.


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