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The first session of the State Commission on preparation for the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Karelia took place in Moscow

Nikolai Patrushev

Nikolai Patrushev

The first session of the state commission on preparation for the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Karelia took place in Moscow on August, 2. It was chaired by the committee chairman, Secretary of the Security Council of Russia Nikolai Patrushev.

Alexander Khudilainen and Nikolai Patrushev

Alexander Khudilainen and Nikolai Patrushev

In his opening remarks Nikolai Patrushev has mentioned that "a priority in work of the state commission should be development of necessary conditions for substantial increase of living standards of citizens, it is its overall objective, and all decisions should be subjected to its achievement."

Alexander Khudilainen

Alexander Khudilainen

– It is necessary to take advantage of this significant date for expansion of work to achieve a breakthrough in economic development of the republic, in solution of those social and economic tasks which are important not only for Karelia, but for the entire Northwest region, – Nikolai Patrushev emphasized.

Nikolai Asaul

Nikolai Asaul

Chairman of the state commission has expressed confidence, that through the cooperative efforts of the federal center, regions, as well as national business community it will be possible to develop and realize measures which will provide solution of tasks in view.

Vladimir Kolokoltsev

Vladimir Kolokoltsev

In his speech at the session of the commission Head of Karelia Alexander Khudilainen has told about proposals of the republic developed to be included in the plan of measures on preparation for the anniversary of the republic. Among them there are projects in the sphere of social policy, culture, sports, education, in branches of real sector of the economy, ecology, tourism, transport, ICT, projects on gas distribution network development, electrification of the region, road construction, actions concerning repair and putting in order of establishments of culture, education, and public health services.

Veronika Skvortsova

Veronika Skvortsova

Assessments of proposals submitted by the republic were presented by Minister of Healthcare of the Russian Federation Veronika Skvortsova, Minister of the Interior of the Russian Federation Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Georgy Kalamanov, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Nikolai Asaul, Assistant to Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Northwestern Federal District German Mozgovoi.

Georgy Kalamanov

Georgy Kalamanov

The state commission should consider projects, define objects to be constructed and reconstructed, volumes and sources of financing. Preferred will be infrastructural projects able to provide an optimum effect of economic growth at minimal economic risks. The commission will pay special attention to generation of conditions for advancing social and economic development of the republic, increase of the level and standards of life of the population, development of congenial investment climate.

Federal ministers participate in the session

Federal ministers participate in the session

To draw and implement the action plan on preparation for the 100th anniversary of the republic four working groups were established within the scope of the State Commission. The first working group will take care of social sphere development, implementation of projects in the field of culture and sports, the second will be in charge of development of transport and engineering infrastructure, communication infrastructure, objects of gas distribution network development. The third group will solve problems of industrial production development, implementation of projects in the sphere of science, nature management, ecology, and tourism. Tasks of the fourth group are perfection of public administration, implementation of projects in the sphere of cross-border cooperation, the state and public safety.

German Mozgovoi

German Mozgovoi

Advisory councils from among representatives of enforcement authorities and organizations participating in the State Commission will be generated at working groups.

By September, 21 the developed offers will be forwarded to the Government of Karelia for generalization and preparation of the draft action plan together with the Ministry of Regional Development of Russia for its consideration at the session of the State Commission.

Members of the Commission

Members of the Commission

The second session of the commission on preparation for celebrating the 100 anniversary of the Republic of Karelia will take place in Petrozavodsk in October or November. There it will be necessary to discuss the draft action plan on preparation for the forthcoming anniversary in view of results of activity of working groups, and then the project will be submitted to the Government of the Russian Federation.

Participants of the Commission on behalf of Karelia

Participants of the Commission on behalf of Karelia

– The large-scale teamwork of executive bodies, local self-government, and population of the republic on which start we have insisted for several months has been launched now, – Head of Karelia Alexander Khudilainen mentioned upon conclusion of the session. It is not the work to be done in a singe day. That fact that the republic's application was approved by members of the commission indicates that we are on the right scent, and now we should do our best to change the situation in Karelia for the better.

– For our republic it is not just development of the list of celebration activities, but it is an opportunity to lay the foundation for further social and economic development of the region. Our main task is to create conditions when each person could fulfill his or her potential and ability, to make Karelia successful and comfortable for life, – Alexander Khudilainen emphasized.

Session of the Commission

Session of the Commission

Once again Alexander Khudilainen has invited all inhabitants of the region to take an active part in implementation of ideas and offers to be included in the final plan of preparation for the anniversary of the republic.

Let's remind that idea to solemnize the 100 anniversary of the Republic of Karelia to be celebrated in 2020, as well as offers on development of the program to this event were supported by President of Russia Vladimir Putin last November in the course of the meeting with Head of Karelia Alexander Khudilainen.

According to the Decree of the President of the country the State Commission on preparation for the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Karelia has been formed. The purpose of its work is coordination of activity of federal and regional authorities, and organizations participating in implementation of the action plan on preparation for the anniversary that will be approved by the Government of the Russian Federation.

The forthcoming anniversary is a unique opportunity for Karelia to receive necessary funds which will enable solution of a number of essential problems of the republic and lay the foundation of its development.

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