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Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko held a joint meeting of the interdepartmental working group on interethnic relations and the expert advisory council with it by videoconference.

The meeting was attended by the head of the Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs Igor Barinov, the head of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs Ksenia Razuvaeva, representatives of the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Education, all-Russian public and religious associations, scientific institutions.

The participants approved the draft action plan for the implementation in 2022–2025 of the Strategy of State National Policy for the Period up to 2025, as well as the implementation of subsidies provided by the FADN to the federal national-cultural autonomies and other non-profit organizations involved in the implementation of the state national policy.

According to the FADN, in four years the share of citizens who positively assess the state of interethnic relations should be 81.5%.

“Russia is a multinational country, and it is important for all of us to strengthen the unity and harmony among the peoples of Russia. Public associations and religious organizations are reliable partners in the implementation of state ethnic policy. This year, within the framework of the allocated subsidies, they held more than 400 events. These are seminars, online lessons, forums, lectures. Given the limitations of the pandemic, this is not a bad result. But next year it is necessary to look for new formats of events, apply digital technologies and make them more interesting for a wider circle of people, ”said Dmitry Chernyshenko.

At the meeting of the working group, the results of the activities of the House of the Peoples of Russia were also discussed. It was opened in 2020. Its main goal is to create conditions for the preservation, revival and development of the country’s national cultures. The House of Peoples is already holding major events of all-Russian importance, coordination of regional houses of friendship and houses of nationalities is being carried out.

Following the meeting, Dmitry Chernyshenko instructed the Federal Agency for Nationalities and the House of Peoples of Russia to continue working and submit a report to the Government on the results of activities in 2021.

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