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The Principles of the State Cultural Policy are Approved

25.12.2014

At the joint session of the State Council and the Presidential Council for Culture and Arts which took place on December, 24, 2014, in the Kremlin, it was declared that the Principles of the State Cultural Policy had been approved by the Order of the President.

According to V.V.Putin, the document “reflects the attitude to culture as a mission, as a public benefit and historical heritage, as a system of values and moral ideals.”

The session touched the issues of conservation and use of the rich cultural heritage of the peoples of Russia, of ensuring freedom of creativity, development of the Russian and national languages, literature, and creation of favourable information environment. The President noted that “culture is a multidimensional living system, a powerful factor of social development, economic growth and even, in the fullest sense of the word, of national security and sovereignty of Russia.” It will be followed by the development of the Strategy of the state cultural policy of Russia and creation of the Russian Fund for Cultural Development.

The President focused on the legislative support for the tasks of the cultural policy, on qualified personnel training and on creating conditions for development of public-private partnership in this area. V.V.Putin reminded that the 2015 in Russia is declared the Year of Literature.

The session was attended by A.M.Sholokhov, Member of the Presidium of the Presidential Council for Culture and Arts, Director of the National M.A.Sholokhov Museum-Reserve.

 

Alexey Kochetov