Matviyenko not satisfied with how Far East Development Ministry works
Russians don't receive enough information about what is going on in the Far East or what preferences they can get if they move, and this is the fault of the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East, Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko said.
"You have been minister for a year now. No offence, this is a friendly conversation, but I have a feeling that the ministry is inactive regarding information. There is no information at all about what is going on in the Far East and the Arctic or what decisions are being made… I understand that you needed a year to get accustomed to the role, but we would like to hear what the ministry has to offer," she said addressing Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East Alexander Kozlov.
In particular, the Speaker reminded him that a large information campaign was held during the construction of the Baikal-Amur Mainline. "What was it like before? For example, the construction of the Baikal-Amur Mainline was announced; and the whole of Russia was dedicated to it, everyone went there," Matviyenko noted.
The Speaker believes the ministry must provide detailed information about events in the Far East and the new measures suggested by the ministry. "Information work must be carried out in order to keep businesses and investors informed: go to the Far East and you will get a good, amazing life. And people will go. But there has been no such information so far," Matviyenko said.