With Head of the Republic of Karelia Alexander Khudilainen.
Mr Khudilainen said that Karelia is getting investment in the timber processing and mining sectors. Tourism is developing, with more than 2 million people visiting the republic, which has a population of 640,000 people, in 2014. A revival is underway in the shipbuilding sector. Work continues to connect the region’s towns and villages to the gas network, and construction of a new airport will begin in 2015.