On May 7, Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic submitted to the Government of Russian Federation a draft Strategy for the Development of the Russian Arctic Zone and Ensuring National Security for the period until 2035.
“In 2019, the public administration system was brought into line with the challenges in the development of the Arctic zone: the membership and powers of the Arctic State Commission were revised, our ministry was empowered to develop the Arctic, a decision was made to expand the competencies of the development institutions of the Far East on the Arctic zone. Now work on the documents of strategic planning in the field of ensuring national security of the Russian Federation is underway - today the Arctic Development Strategy until 2035 has been submitted to the Government of the Russian Federation” - said Alexander Kozlov, Minister for Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic.
He recalled that the document was developed in order to implement the public policy framework of the Russian Federation in the Arctic for the period until 2035, approved by decree of the President of Russia on March 5, 2020. The strategy determines the main directions and tasks of the development of Russian Arctic zone, as well as the mechanisms, stages and expected results of the implementation.
The Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic worked on the document with the involvement of the Arctic regions’ authorities, the scientific community, and experts. In August 2019, a special portal was launched where any citizen of Russia could make suggestions to the text of the strategy. Over 650 proposals were received from residents of the Arctic territories, and later in-person discussions of the document took place in each region of the Arctic.