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Putin, young scientists to discuss the policy and economy of Russia at Selige youth camp

August 29, 2014, 4:07 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, August 29. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit for a fifth time the Seliger youth camp in Tver Region where he will discuss "political, economic, and international issues," the Kremlin press service reported.

Post-graduates, young professors of history, political science, sociology, philosophy, and economics from Russian regions have arrived at the present forum, a Kremlin official added.

Earlier in the year, participants in the fourm were addressed by Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Justice Aleksandr Konovalov, Minister of Education and Science Dmitry Livanov, Minister of Comunications Nikolai Nikiforov, Chairman of the Central Election Commission Vladimir Churov, Central Bank Head Elvira Nabiullina, Human Rights Commissioner Ella Pamfilova, as well as Russian scientists, cultural figures, membrrs of the business community, prominent public figures, and officiald of state administration bodies.

Trips by the leading officials of the country to the youth camp Seliger, which was established on the shore of the same-name lake, have become regular. Putin visited the camp in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Sergey Ivanov, Head of the Presidential Administration, and many government ministers visited the camp repeatedly.

More than 800 teachers, scientists, and post-graduates from all over the country are holidaying at the camp now. Representatives of all regions of Russia, among them those of the Republic of Crimea and the Federal city of Sevastopol have visited the forum "Seliger - 2014", which is held for a tenth time this year. The theme that runs throughout the jubilee Seliger forum deals with culture and the Russian language.

The Federal Agency for Youth Affairs earmarked about 240 million roubles for the holding of this year's forum - ten million roubles more than in 2013.

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