The‘Soul of Russia, The North’ exhibition has opened in Vladivostok’s ‘Far East Street’. It is dedicated to the life, art, and lifestyle of indigenous minorities. The exhibition will continue its work during the 8th Eastern Economic Forum. The exhibition opening is part of the plan of events for Russia’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2021–2023 and is being organized by the Roscongress Foundation.
Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation, Executive Secretary of the Organizing Committee for the preparation and holding of the Eastern Economic Forum Anton Kobyakov said“The ‘Soul of Russia. The North’ exhibition is the final event plannedas part of Russia’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council and is dedicated to the indigenous minorities of the North, Siberia, and the Far East and their rich, unique culture and identity.”
“An extensive cultural and business programme has been prepared as part of the event. The event will also draw attention to Russia’s indigenous minorities, totheirspecialwayoflifein the vast expanses of the Far East and Arctic, and to their unique handiwork,”Deputy Director of the Department for the Development of the Arctic Zone and the Implementation of Structural Projects of the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic Marat Gabbasov said.
“We have one important value in Russia ethnic diversity. It is our country’s inheritance and the basis for its future well-being. In terms of legal guarantees for minority peoples, our country has adopted and is implementing a state policy of sustainable development, ”Vice President of the Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North and Director of the Centre for Traditional Knowledge and Languages of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia, and the Far EastNina Veysalova said.The Russian ArcticPublic Council held a sessionas part of the exhibition opening business programme, and seminar participants discussed national policy in relation to the treatment of indigenous minorities and inter-ethnic relations in Primorsky Region.
The exhibition has been organized by the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East and Arctic.The 8thEastern Economic Forum will be held on the campus of the Far Eastern Federal University on Russky Island from10 to 13 September.