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Putin to chair meeting od council on interethnic relations in Astrakhan

October 31, 2016, 5:59 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The president will commission the Filanovsky oil field in a viedeoconference regime

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© Alexei Druzhinin/press-service of the President of the Russian Federation/TASS

MOSCOW, October 31. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin will chair a meeting of the presidential council on interethnic relations dedicated to the current issues of the implementation of the Strategy of Russia’s State National Policy. The meeting will be held in Russia’s southern city of Astrakhan on Monday, the Kremlin press service said.

The Strategy of Russia’s State National Policy was adopted in 2012. It key goals are to "preserve and develop the cultures and languages of the peoples of Russia, to consolidate their spiritual unity; to ensure the rights of small indigenous peoples and minorities; to create additional socio-economic and political conditions to ensure lasting interethnic peace and accord in the North Caucasus; to support compatriots living abroad."

The council’s presidium met in early September to prepare this meeting. Participants discussed issues of the drafting of a state program geared to consolidate the unity of Russia’s multiethnic people, to ensure civil and interethnic accord, ethno-cultural development of Russia’s peoples.

"Apart from that, during his working trip to the region, the head of state will visit the Astrakhan Ship-building Association where he will examine manufacturing technologies of frames for sleet-proof sea-based stationary complexes," the Kremlin press service said.

The president will commission the Filanovsky oil field in a viedeoconference regime.

The Filanovsky oil field was discovered in 2005. Its extractable reserves (C1+C2) are estimated at 153.1 million tonnes, extractable reserves of gas (C1+C2) are estimated at 32.2 billion cubic meters. The field may be linked either to the Caspian Pipeline Consortium or to the Korchagin field system. According to previous reports, Russia’s oil major Lukoil plans to invest up to 882 billion rubles (14 billion U.S. dollars under the current exchange rate) in the development of this filed in 2016-2045.

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