Putin suggested to think how to preserve the history of small towns

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase in potomacfever Putin meeting with participants of the forum of small towns and historic settlements. 17 January 2018Putin suggested to think how to preserve the history of small towns© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase the image Bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to think about how to preserve the historical identity of small towns and it does not slow down their development.

«It is necessary carefully to look again, to solve the problem of preserving the historical identity of these places and at the same time not to interfere with the development. Not an easy task, but of course you have to think,» — said Putin at a meeting with participants of the forum of small towns and historic settlements.

He noted that the preservation of the historical identity of small towns and settlements and the removal of restrictions in economic activity such places sometimes run counter to each other.

«This is the same contradiction as that between the need and the desire to preserve the environment and the development of the places where people live,» he said.

«In this case, all the same, is connected not only with the environment, not with nature, and preservation of archaeological artifacts and so on. However, you still need to find a way out,» said the head of state.

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