MOSCOW, April 2 – RIA Novosti. More than 19.5 billion rubles are planned to be spent on the program of socio-economic development of the Arctic until 2024, over 3 billion rubles will be allocated for this in 2021, according to the decree of the government of the Russian Federation “On approval of the state program of the Russian Federation” Socio-economic development of the Arctic zone Russian Federation”.
As stated in the document, the total amount of budgetary allocations for the implementation of the program is more than 19.5 billion rubles, including 3.4 billion rubles for 2021, 6 billion rubles for 2022, and 5.2 billion rubles for 2023. for 2024 – 4.9 billion rubles.
The responsible executor of the program in the document designates the Ministry for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic.
“The objectives of the subprogram are to accelerate the economic development of the territories that make up the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation; increase the contribution of the territories that make up the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation to the economic growth of the country. Providing conditions for sustainable socio-economic development of the macroregion,” the document says.
In March 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree “On the fundamentals of the state policy of the Russian Federation in the Arctic until 2035”. According to the document, the main interests of Russia in the Arctic are ensuring the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Russian Federation, preserving the Arctic as a territory of the world, a stable and mutually beneficial partnership, ensuring a high quality of life and well-being of the population of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation.
We are also talking about the development of the Arctic zone as a strategic resource base and its rational use to accelerate economic growth, about the development of the Northern Sea Route as a competitive national transport communication in the world market.
In addition, the document focuses on environmental protection, protection of the original habitat and traditional way of life of indigenous minorities. In October 2020, Putin signed a strategy for the development of the Arctic zone of Russia and ensuring national security until 2035.