The state Duma will discuss the increasing state support of small indigenous peoples of Russia

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in photobacteria at the plenary session of the State Duma of the Russian Federation.The state Duma will discuss the increasing state support of small indigenous peoples of Russia© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

In the autumn session the State Duma Committee for nationality Affairs will discuss the issue of increasing financial support for small indigenous peoples of Russia, said the head of Committee Ildar Gilmutdinov at a press conference in MIA «Russia today».

Gilmutdinov noted that in 2009 to support indigenous peoples, the state has allocated 600 million rubles, and in 2018 this amount will be reduced by almost 6 — fold to 109 million rubles. He said that these funds go not only to the organization of various events, but also to health care and building schools for these people in those 28 regions where they live.

«We once again drew attention to the increase in funds to support the indigenous minorities of the North, Siberia and the Far East,» said Gilmutdinov.

He also reminded that earlier Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the Federal Agency for the Affairs of nationalities to introduce a number of bills to support these peoples. Among them is the establishment of a register of small indigenous peoples of Russia and the solution of problems with registration of nomadic peoples, said the Gilmutdinov.

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