Shoigu has proposed to create in Siberia the financial-industrial «capital»

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Major financial and industrial center, «a kind of capital», you need to create in Siberia to help the development of Siberian and far Eastern regions, said the President of the Russian geographical society, Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu in an interview with «the Unknown Siberia».

According to the head of the defense Ministry, it is necessary to continue the policy of development of Siberia and the Far East, which began in tsarist times and continued in the Soviet. «And how can you attract people? First of all, living conditions. There is no other way, I think not,» said he.

Shoigu recalled that in tsarist times, the demographic situation in Siberia was trying to change due to the relocation to the Urals residents of the European part of Russia acted even a special Department at the Ministry of internal Affairs.

«Well, about Stolypin’s reforms, I think, heard everything. It was a large-scale program: the settlers received considerable loans and the right to travel, exempt from some taxes. Families, in addition to plot of land, were given another draft and one aft cattle — this refers to the horse and the cow,» – said Shoigu.

In addition, people in Siberia were drawn to these giant government projects as the construction of the TRANS-Siberian railway and the Chinese Eastern railway. All this has yielded good results in Siberia then moved nearly five million people, the Minister said.

«In Soviet times this problem was solved. True, at first mainly due to the thousands of prisoners who built Norilsk, Dudinka, Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Kamchatka mastered, built ports,» – said Shoigu.

Then came the war and began the most challenging and difficult period — the evacuation of enterprises in Siberia, the construction of new plants and factories, which went at an incredible pace, continued the Minister. Then it’s time for the Komsomol construction projects, there was Krasnoyarsk aluminum plant, Krasnoyarsk, Bratsk and Sayan-Shushenskaya power plant, has laid the Baikal-Amur mainline, he listed.

Earlier the President of Russia Vladimir Putin during the international economic forum said that the far East will get the role of the locomotive of the Russian economy. He also said that Russia will develop a national programme for the development of the region.