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Orlov proposes establishing a field studies centre for students in the Russian Arctic national park
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Orlov proposes establishing a field studies centre for students in the Russian Arctic national park

Governor of Arkhangelsk Region Igor Orlov proposed establishing a federal field studies and research centre, where students would be able to get practical experience in the Arctic. Speaking at a meeting of the State Commission for Developing the Arctic, Orlov said that the centre could be established on the territory of the Russian Arctic national park. 

"The establishment of a centre such as this, designed for a wide range of skills and fields, would make it possible for users not only to raise their qualification levels, but gain additional skills, which is especially important in the Arctic environment. The centre could be established on the territory of the Russian Arctic national park," Orlov said, during a discussion on developing human resources potential in the region.

Orlov also proposed establishing a youth council under the State Commission for Developing the Arctic. He said that an organisation of this kind would motivate young people to take part in developing the Arctic region.

"The council should be responsible for drafting proposals on legal, financial, economic, organisation and management, information and analysis, and human resources policy aimed at broadening possibilities for effective self-realization", Orlov said.  

The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue international forum is taking place on March 29-30 in Arkhangelsk. People and the Arctic is the main theme of this year's forum. The event aims to bring together international organizations, state and government agencies, and business and science community members from Russia and abroad to coordinate policies on developing international cooperation, consolidate efforts to ensure the Arctic's stable development, and raise the living standards of the people in the Arctic region. 

President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin are taking part in the event.