The government has identified areas to conduct pilot census

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The Russian government has identified 10 areas, which in October 2018 will be conducted pilot census in 2020, the corresponding order is published on the website of the Cabinet on Saturday.

«The signed Directive establishes 10 areas, which will conduct a pilot census of the population. These include: the Elbrussky district of the Kabardino-Balkar Republic, a municipal district khangalasskiy ulus of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), the Aleut district of the Kamchatka region, the County town of Minusinsk of Krasnoyarsk region, nizhneudinskiy and Katangsky districts of Irkutsk oblast, Novgorod the Great, urban-type settlement of Yuzhno-Kurilsk municipal formation of the «South Kuril city district» the Sakhalin region, district Sviblovo North-Eastern administrative district of Moscow, the municipal district of Knyazhevo in St. Petersburg», — stated in the document.

As noted, the conduction of the pilot census is planned from 1 to 31 October 2018 among 550 thousand people.

It is reported that the purpose of the pilot census is testing of software and methodological, organizational and technological issues of national population census 2020 taking into account the application of new ways of collecting information about the population in electronic form. The results of the trial census will allow to optimize the whole complex of works related to the national population census 2020.

Added that the preparation and conduction of the pilot census will be financed in the framework of the state program «Economic development and innovative economy».