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MOSCOW, March 16, /ITAR-TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on enlargement of state nature reserve Bastak in Russian Far East’s Jewish Autonomous Region, the website of Russian government reported on Sunday.
“To transfer forest fund lands on an area of 35323.5 hectares (Jewish Autonomous Region, Birobidzhan forestry) in the category of lands of strongly guarded territories and facilities to enlarge the territory of state nature reserve Bastak,” the website stated.
The Ministry of Natural Resources has drafted the governmental resolution.
“Transfer of these lands of forest fund to another category is being made to fulfil the April 21, 2011 Russian government resolution to enlarge the territory of state nature reserve Bastak,” the website reported. “These lands are property of the Russian Federation. The nature reserve is situated within the borders of Birobidzhan forestry and constitutes water and bog areas,” the Russian governmental website reported.