On October 26, the President of Russia will chair a visiting meeting of the Council for Interethnic Relations in Khanty-Mansiysk. The session will focus on pressing issues of the state ethnic policy of the Russian Federation and problems of the country's spatial and demographic development, as well as additional measures to preserve and protect native languages of Russia's peoples.
The reports will be made by Head of the Federal Agency for Ethic Affairs Igor Barinov, Chair of the Federation Council's Committee on Federal Structure, Regional Policies, Local Self-Governance and Affairs of the North Oleg Melnichenko, and Chair of the State Duma's Committee on Education and Science Vyacheslav Nikonov.
On the same day, Vladimir Putin will visit the Museum of Nature and Man, where he will learn about the activities of this scientific and cultural institution, and examine its historic and ethnographic displays.
The Presidential Council for Interethnic Relations was established pursuant to the President's Executive Order No. 776 of June 5, 2012. The Council has held ten meetings, including four off-site sessions that took place in Saransk in 2012, in Ufa in 2013, in Astrakhan in 2016, and in Yoshkar-Ola in 2017.