State to strengthen support of national-cultural autonomies

By Vestnik Kavkaza
State to strengthen support of national-cultural autonomies

Half a year ago, the President of the Russian Federation amended the Strategy of the State National Policy of the Russian Federation for the period up to 2025. Yesterday, the head of the Duma Committee on Nationality Affairs, Ildar Gilmutdinov, spoke about the implementation of the Strategy.

“Last week we passed a bill to amend the law on guarantees of the rights of indigenous minorities, empowering the government to determine the procedure for compensation for damages caused to indigenous minorities. Shortly, it will be submitted to the government by the Federal Agency for Nationality Affairs.

The government’s lawmaking commission is currently considering a draft law concerning the small indigenous peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East. We have no nationality in the passport, and there are big problems in the realization of the economic and social rights of these small indigenous peoples, " Gilmutdinov said.

In addition, according to him, the Presidium of the Presidential Council for Interethnic Relations was considering proposals for further improving the Federal Law on National-Cultural Autonomy (NCA), including in terms of strengthening the state support: "A section on the financing NCA working in the field of interethnic relations will appear in the state program. "

As for the work of the Duma Committee on National Affairs, Ildar Gilmutdinov listed the main directions: “This is the development of the North Caucasus - the North Caucasus Federal District. This is a national policy state program and interaction with the General Eurasian People’s Assembly. This is the International Year of the Indigenous Peoples’ Languages. Recently we have considered the national sports development problem. The decisions of the committee are published on the official web-site, as well as data on the parliamentary hearings and round tables. We’ll work on these tasks in the autumn session.”