Strategy for the Development of the Arctic Region of the Russian Federation and National Security Protection Up to 2020
Strategy for the Development of the Arctic Region of the Russian Federation and National Security Protection Up to 2020 – “the strategy that determines principal mechanisms, ways and means to reach strategic goals and priority tasks of sustainable development of the RF Arctic Region and ensure national security protection. The strategy is aimed at implementation of sovereignty and national interests of the RF in the Arctic Region and facilitates solving of basic tasks of the RF national policy in the Arctic Region, outlined in the “Principles of the State Policy of the Russian Federation in the Arctic Region for the period till 2020 and beyond” (approved by the RF President in 2008). The strategy envisages consolidation of resources and efforts of all the concerned subjects of the RF national policy in the Arctic Region. To solve key issues of the RF Arctic Region development and provide national security in the Arctic region.” The aim of the S. is the implementation of national interests and achieving of main objectives of the RF national policy in the Arctic Region through settling of principal tasks, considering strategic priorities determined in the “principles,” and providing national security and sustainable social and economic development of the RF Arctic Region. The priority tasks of the Arctic Region development are harmonized social and economic development of the RF Arctic Region, development of science and technology, creation of up-to-date informational and telecommunication infrastructure, environmental security, international cooperation in the Arctic Region, and military security, protection, and security of the RF state border in the Arctic Region. Principal mechanisms of the S. implementation are as follows: state program of social and economic development of the Arctic Region in the RF up to 2020; other state programs of the RF, federal, and departmental policy objectives and sectoral strategies; regional and municipal programs; and programs of large companies offering measures aimed at complex development of the RF Arctic Region. The implementation of the S. has two stages, first to 2015 and second to 2020, when transfer to sustainable innovative social and economic development of the RF Arctic Region will take place. The strategy is approved by the RF President V. V. Putin in February 2013.