Mikhail Kiselev, a member of the central headquarters of the All-Russian Popular Front (ONF), head of the central headquarters of the youth all-Russian public organization “Russian student detachments”, said that the construction of five large cities in Siberia will give additional strength to the development of the region.
Thus, Kiselev appreciated the initiative of the Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to create several large cities in Siberia, which would become sectoral economic centers. As the head of the department noted, such plans existed in Soviet times, shortly before the collapse of the country, however, according to him, “for obvious reasons, the project was stopped.”
Kiselev stressed that Shoigu always took on serious big things and always brought them to their logical conclusion.
“When he says something, it has weight and reason behind it. From the point of view of what he said about the development of Siberia, it is really necessary to develop agglomerations, large enough, and this is such an important component that can give additional strength in the development of Siberia, ”Kiselev said. Regnum…
At the same time, Yevgeny Revenkov, a deputy of the State Duma, Deputy Secretary of the General Council of the United Russia Party, Executive Secretary of the Party’s Ethics Commission, in an interview with Izvestia earlier that day, clarified that such a proposal by Shoigu is a necessary and ambitious project that Russia is capable of. implement.
In April, the Russian government approved the state program for the socio-economic development of the Russian Arctic zone. The term for the implementation of the program is 2021–2024. 19.5 billion rubles will be allocated for its implementation.
The goals of the state program include accelerating the economic development of the territories that are part of the Arctic zone of Russia, increasing their contribution to the economic growth of the state, as well as providing conditions for sustainable socio-economic development of the macroregion.