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The Far East will receive 3.5 billion rubles for culture and tourism

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The "Far Eastern" section of the "Development of culture and tourism" State Program for 2017-2019, includes funds in the amount of 3.5 billion rubles, which will be sent to the region.

As the Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East, Artur Niyazmetov said, 942 million rubles will be allocated from the federal budget for the development of culture and tourism, , 322 million rubles are envisaged in the budgets of the Far Eastern regions, another 2.3 billion rubles - from extrabudgetary sources.

The federal support will be given to projects to create an innovative cultural center in Vladivostok and reconstruction of the Drama Theater in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. The program also provides for the creation of three tourist-recreational clusters: Northern mosaic in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Big Ussuriysky Island - Shantary in the Khabarovsk Krai and Amur in the Amur Oblast. In the future, it is planned to create two more - Orto Doydu in Yakutia and Komsomolsky in the Khabarovsk Krai.

Artur Niyazmetov stressed that the "Far Eastern" section of the program also provides for the support of regional and municipal institutions that require additional funding.

The "Development of Culture and Tourism" State Program for 2013-2020 is included in the list of 27 state programs for which a special section on the advanced development of the Far East should necessarily be formed. The work on the formation of "Far Eastern" sections is under special control of the Vice-Premier - Plenipotentiary of the Russian President in the Far East, Yuri Trutnev.

The task of ensuring the priority nature of financing the social and economic development of the Far East in state programs and in the plans of state companies was set by the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, in September 2015 at the first Eastern Economic Forum.

"Our joint goal is to fill these "Far Eastern sections" with real content. The development of the social component - education, health, sports, culture and tourism - is most important for the Far East. People should have an interesting and comfortable life in the Far East," - said Minister for Development of the Far East Aleksandr Galushka.