The Government of the Russian Federation jointly with the Presidential Executive Office were instructed to present a draft state culture strategy directed at implementing the Foundation of State Culture Policy. They are also to submit proposals regarding aligning the legislation with the needs and targets of the national culture policy, regarding improvements in the administration of the national culture policy and on the creation of the Russian Cultural Development Foundation.
Instructions to the Government speak, among other things, of adjusting state programmes after the approval of the national culture strategy; of events dedicated to the celebration of the 175th birth anniversary of Pyotr Tchaikovsky and the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition.
Instructions to the Government also deal with the development and implementation of a national project to assist municipalities in developing the cultural environment and in supporting the development of culture and preserving cultural heritage sites (monuments of history and culture) of the peoples of the Russian Federation.
Instructions issued to the Government jointly with regional executive bodies deal, among other things, with support to non-commercial cultural organisations, to charity activities and public initiatives in the sphere of culture and the creation of a federal information and analysis system to monitor the implementation of the state culture policy.
One of the instructions speaks of developing tours and tourist itineraries for children and young people at natural, historical, military history, social and cultural sites, including historical towns and settlements that have retained their ethnic architectural and cultural environment and sites of traditional arts and crafts.
Together with regional executive authorities, the Government was instructed to submit proposals on adding sites of special value located on the territory of the Russian Federation to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation was instructed to work on stepping up cultural cooperation with the Eurasian Economic Union member states, including by creating a consultative body within the Eurasian Economic Commission.
Regional executive bodies were issued recommendations to assist in setting up choirs, including children’s choirs, in organising special events by book-trading organisations to promote the best samples of Russian and foreign literature and popularise reading. They are also to develop the National Virtual Concert Hall project, promote ethnic arts and crafts and train relevant specialists and to ensure wider availability of books and periodicals for the population.