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President of Russia Vladimir Putin had a working meeting with Head of the Republic of Karelia Alexander Khudilainen

President of Russia Vladimir Putin had a working meeting with Head of the Republic of Karelia Alexander Khudilainen. Head of the region briefed the President on the results for 2014 and plans for 2015.

According to the President of Russias official website, matters at the meeting concerned promising projects in the sphere of timber processing, extraction of minerals, shipbuilding, tourism, power industry, and transport.

Alexander Khudilainen said that Karelia is getting investment in the timber processing and mining sectors. Tourism is developing, with more than 2 million people visiting the republic, which has a population of 640,000 people, in 2014. A revival is underway in the shipbuilding sector. Work continues to connect the regions towns and villages to the gas network, and construction of a new airport will begin in 2015.

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