On November 26 joint session of bodies of the Secutiry Council of Russia and Council under the plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in the Northwest Federal District on discussion of the project of strategy of national security of the Russian Federation through to 2020 chaired by the Secretary of Secutiry Council of the Russian Federation Nikolay Patrushev took place in St.-Petersburg.
Plenipotentiary of the President of Russia in the Northwest Federal District Ilya Klebanov, Heads of regions of the Northwest Federal District, as well as heads of law enforcement bodies have taken part in the meeting. Karelia at the meeting was represented with the Head of the republic Sergey Katanandov.
Conceptual plan of the strategy is approved by the President of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Secutiry Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev. It is an important political document containing officially recognized system of measures, strategic priorities and measures in the field of internal and foreign policy, directed on national security and steady development of the state for the long-term period. the strategy is called to coordinate activity of bodies of the government, state, corporate and public organizations for protection of national interests of Russia and security of a person, society and the state.
Earlier the strategy project has been approved within the scope of joint meetings in Uralsk, Southern and Central Federal Districts. On November, 26 the project was discussed at participation of heads of Northwest regions of the country.
In Sergey Katanandov's opinion, accepting the strategy of national security of the Russian Federation through to 2020 will essentially influence development of Karelia as a frontier region. «Frontier territory, on the one hand, is a gate to the world for our citizens and business, and, on the other hand, it is a region that should provide military security, therefore the strategy is especially actual for us,» - Head of Karelia has noted after the session.
Press-secretary of the Head of the Republic of Karelia