The state plans to allocate funds for the development of Arctic tourism in the framework of the federal target program "Development of inbound and outbound tourism in the Russian Federation for 2019-2025." A promising tourist destination "Russian Arctic" will unite the potential of Yakutia, Arkhangelsk, Murmansk regions, the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, and Krasnoyarsk Krai.
Additional funds will be allocated for the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) within the framework of the formation of the “Russian Arctic” tourist destination.
"Arctic tourism has great potential. The implementation of this large-scale state project is an honorable mission, but also a big challenge. The redevelopment of the resources of the Russian Arctic should be a fundamentally new subject of state regulation, involving a systemic interconnection of many local strategies, programs and projects at the federal, regional and municipal levels with the interests of economic entities and investors," said Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for the Development of the Far East Artur Niyazmetov.
As noted in the draft concept of the federal target program "Development of inbound and outbound tourism in the Russian Federation for 2019-2025" developed by Rosturizm and coordinated by the Ministry for Development of Russian Far East, it is proposed to focus on Arctic cruises and expedition routes for increasing the "tourist discovery "of the Arctic zone, the popularity of which is constantly growing among Russian and foreign tourists, reports the press service of the Ministry for Development of Russian Far East.
The Arctic zone of Russia includes the mainland, exceeding 3.6 million square km, as well as 185 thousand square km of archipelago territories of large and small islands.