The expert commented on the inclusion of Buryatia and Transbaikalia to the far East

© RIA Novosti / Ruslan Krivobokova-Ude. Archival photoThe expert commented on the inclusion of Buryatia and Transbaikalia to the far East© RIA Novosti / Ruslan Krivobok

The inclusion of Buryatia and Zabaykalsky Krai in the far Eastern Federal district will facilitate the coordination of international transport and energy projects and increase the involvement of these two regions in Federal politics, says political analyst Marat Bashirov.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday signed a decree on the transfer of Buryatia and Zabaykalsky Krai of the Siberian Federal district in the far East.

«This is a logical decision, I would say, the restoration of justice, because these regions gravitate more to areas that are associated with the Far East and China. There are joint projects with China – energy, transport corridors, and these factors have played a role. This decision will facilitate the coordination of transport and energy projects», — told RIA Novosti political analyst.

According to him, given the dual status of Yury Trutnev, the Plenipotentiary of RF President in the far Eastern Federal district and Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Buryatia and Zabaykalsky Krai will facilitate coordination with Federal agencies.

«It is good for these two regions – and in financial terms and in terms of involvement in Federal policy,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

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