Tourism and recreation
Arctic state commission to discuss tourism and indigenous peoples

Arctic state commission to discuss tourism and indigenous peoples

Deputy Prime Minster Dmitry Rogozin will chair a regular meeting of the presidium of the State Commission for Arctic Development, which will take place in Sochi on October 5, the RIA Novosti news agency reports citing the commission's press service.  

"The meeting, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, will cover the development of tourism, including eco-friendly tourist activities, in the Arctic, the sustainable development of the indigenous peoples of the North, the results of the Arctic Council's ministerial meeting, and measures to ensure the sustainable development of the Russian Arctic," the press service says.

Vladimir Barbin, ambassador at large of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Pavel Semyonov, head of the Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs, and Oleg Safonov, head of the Federal Agency for Tourism, will present reports. The meeting will also be attended by heads of federal executive bodies, heads of Russia's Arctic regions, entrepreneurs and researchers.

The State Commission for Arctic Development was established by the Russian president in February 2015.