Every year, federal districts hold seminars on the implementation of national policies in the regions. This time, representatives of the entities of the Far Eastern Federal District arrived in Yakutia, and, as it turned out, the republic was not chosen by chance as a platform.

“The reasons for the choice are clear: the republic is a highly multiethnic region, therefore we considered that Yakutia was a very suitable option,” explained Professor of Moscow State University, historian Alexander Polunov.

According to him, the goal of the seminar is to gather civil servants who are involved in the implementation of state national policy and in solving the problems of indigenous small-numbered peoples in order to exchange experience.

Alexander Polunov gave a lecture in Yakutsk on the laws governing the formation of Russia as a multinational state, and also spoke about the peculiarities of the ethno-confessional map of the country. During the event, he revealed a wide panorama of the origins of the current situation in the field of interethnic and interfaith relations of the Russian Federation and the foundations of modern state national policy.

“Since our seminars are training, one of the objectives is to present a broad perspective to civil servants so that they understand that problems exist not only in the regions, so that they realize how problems in the regions and the ways to solve them fit into the national perspective,” added our interlocutor.