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Governor of Ugra Natalia Komarova gave a press conference for foreign, federal, regional and municipal media

10 december 2020

Department of Public and External Relations of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra informs:

Here is a transcript of the annual press conference of the Governor of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug-Ugra Natalia Komarova.

Video of the press conference is available in the official accounts of the Head of the Region in Instagram, Vkontakte, Odnoklassniki, as well as in the group Ugra in the social network Vkontakte.

Moderator (Deputy Director, regional broadcasting channel "Ugra" Mikhail Epikhin): Good afternoon! I welcome you, Natalia Komarova, and my colleagues journalists. We are starting a big press conference of the Governor of Ugra Natalia Komarova. It takes place in these December days on the eve of a landmark event – the 90th anniversary of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug.

The press conference is attended by representatives of international, federal, regional and municipal media of Ugra. This year, 71 mass media and more than 100 journalists have been accredited. Top managers and leading journalists of these publications are now with us.

Taking into account the current restrictions of the pandemic period, our meeting is held in the format of a video conference. Of course, with all the necessary precautions. Journalists work in studios and editorial offices. We also have mass media studio of the Ural Federal District-it is located in the walls of the Interfax-Ural office in Ekaterinburg. I welcome my colleague Ekaterina Gradoboeva.

We also have federal and foreign media with a location in Moscow representatives of foreign countries.

We work live. The event will traditionally be broadcasted in the official accounts of Natalya Komarova in social media Instagram, Vkontakte, Odnoklassniki in Vkontakte regional group Ugra, on the official website of the regional broadcasting company Ugra, and on the websites of the mass media.

Important. We work exactly 3 hours – this is the timing of our meeting. Colleagues, the videoconference format gives us the opportunity not only to communicate remotely fr om anywhere in the world, but also to maximize our involvement in communication. Therefore, i draw your attention to the fact that there is a chat, where you can quickly post additional questions and your comments. As for the main format, the formula of work is traditional "one media – one question".

Colleagues, please introduce yourself, name your media and then formulate a question to the Governor.

So, let us start. I propose to ask the news agency "Federalpress" to ask the first question. Next, will be representative of Interfax-Ural.

We have Tyumen, Elena Atalykova. Hello! We are glad to see and hear you! You have the floor!

Elena Atalykova, Federalpress (Tyumen): Hello, Natalia Vladimirovna! Hello, colleagues! This is our question: In June you addressed president Vladimir Putin with a request to support a genome center establishing in Surgut. Now this topic is a little bit forgotten. Tell me how it is going. Do you still plan to build this center? And did the pandemic affect it?

N. V. Komarova: No, of course not! Moreover, we are getting more and more confirmations that we did not make a mistake with the choice, with the vector of activity. The creation of a center for high biomedical technologies is not so much the construction of a building. It is very important to provide the content that ensures fulfillment of the tasks set. When I presented this idea to the President, Vladimir Putin noted that this area is promising, including on issues related to health conservation, increasing life expectancy of the population of the Arctic zone. To solve the whole range of problems facing humanity, and not just the Russian Federation, we need to have a technological base. This is to the question that you can not stop – you need to go further. In this regard, we have signed agreements with the Kurchatov Institute and the Institute of molecular biology named after V. A. Engelhardt of the Russian Academy of Sciences. We plan to work with the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and materials are being prepared to form an appropriate platform for such activities.

We pay great attention to personnel training. In this regard, we cooperate with the Moscow State University named after M. V. Lomonosov for training of specialists in this field, together with the company "Rosneft", which implements a training program. The company is building a campus, and we are also involved in this project.

Returning to the construction of the object, I note that the site in Surgut is defined, builders are working on it. The city joined in terms of creating conditions, providing land plots with infrastructure: utilities, transport, communications. Our Technological Development Fund, which is an operator of this project, is starting to design the facilities.

This site will provide diverse opportunities – everyone will be able to find what is interesting, including educational sites-from kindergarten to university. When conducting professional training, attention will be focused on the medical area – it is extremely important for us that our specialists are the most advanced ones.

The ideology of this center is based on the task of creating conditions for transition to personalized medicine. This is a very difficult task. But we believe that it is necessary to set such tasks for better and more efficient work.

Maria Radyush, Interfax-Ural News Agency (Ekaterinburg): Is Ugra ready for mass vaccination of the population against coronavirus? When are the first deliveries of the vaccine to the region expected and in what quantity? In general, what is the current situation in the shift settlements of the region? Are there plans to tighten measures?

N. V. Komarova: Our region was one of the first to face problems in spring of this year in connection with the spread of coronavirus infection in shift settlements. Therefore, we focused on creating regulations, rules to be ready and respond to challenges. We worked very closely with Rospotrebnadzor, and a large number of technologies, conditions and rules that we have developed are included by the federal service in the recommendations for organizations working with the use of the shift method in Russia. Today, we are experiencing tension, rather than with the organization of work in shifts, but with family focus of the spread of coronavirus infection. Of the 220 confirmed cases of the virus to date there are 6 shift workers who arrived fr om other regions. Thus, we consider the work carried out in the spring to be effective. And Rospotrebnadzor does not provide new recommendations and requirements. We very much hope that these recommendations will have a status of rules. We continue to participate in the preparation of data necessary for such recommendations to become rules, so that they form the basis for organizing activities of companies that use the shift method of work.

Speaking about vaccination against coronavirus, I would note that medical organizations in our region are ready to carry out immunization, algorithms for receiving, transmitting, storing the vaccine have been worked out, the necessary equipment has been purchased, and medical workers have been instructed. I very much hope that such training meets all the requirements set out in the organization of immunization of the population.

We have already received 142 doses of the vaccine. We expect a second batch of 400 doses. We can handle it, we know how to work with it. Vaccination is voluntary. It is aimed primarily at the categories of medical, social workers, and law enforcement officials.

Maria Subbotina, Mestnoe Vremya newspaper (Nizhnevartovsk): The spread of coronavirus infection this year has shown both the strengths and weaknesses of our healthcare system. First of all, the primary link has problems. This fact is indicated by the messages of Ugra residents in the group "Listen, doctor. KHMAO-Ugra" in the social network VKontakte. In this regard, the question is: should we wait for a reboot of the primary link in connection with the already learnt experience?

N. V. Komarova: This is indeed a very relevant question. Both the President and the Government of the Russian Federation have set tasks for reforming and advancing development of the primary healthcare system. Obviously, this is an extremely important area. Primary link is the foundation, importance of which cannot be overestimated. In this regard, a draft program for the modernization of the primary healthcare system has been developed. We will act on the basis of this policy document. It provides for eliminating shortage of personnel, providing citizens with a choice.

So, in 2019, more than 5.6 thousand doctors were involved in the primary healthcare system of Ugra. By 2025, their number should exceed 6 thousand people. Also last year, the number of secondary medical personnel in the primary level was about 15 thousand people, in 2025 this figure will exceed 16 thousand.

Material and technical support of the primary level involves construction of outpatient clinics, several dozens rural health posts, major repairs of existing premises, provision of transport and equipment. These areas are included in the draft program.

Dmitry Skobelev, Russia Today (Moscow ):Are there any plans to tighten the restrictions in force in Ugra, taking into account the upcoming New Year holidays?

N. V. Komarova: I want to start with the measures already in place. We have not stopped the period of high alert, there is a mandatory mask regime, children under 14 years of age can not be unaccompanied in places of large crowds of citizens. In addition, we have a time limit for carrying out repair and construction work in multi-apartment residential buildings and objects under construction located near them. Also, citizens over 65 years of age, Ugra residents with chronic diseases, pregnant women are in mandatory self-isolation until December 31. More than 20 percent of employees of government agencies and budget institutions have been transferred to a centralized mode of work. In some organizations, this indicator is up to 40 percent. We have a ban on the operation of public catering enterprises fr om 23: 00 to 06: 00. Cultural and entertainment events, including children's New Year's matinees, fairs, exhibitions and so on, have been suspended in closed premises.

We hope that the measures taken will be sufficient for this date. It is important that we all implement these decisions.

Since we are talking about the New Year, Christmas, I would very much like that we do not need new restrictions, and we could abandon some of the existing ones.

Vitaly Gudzovsky, Editor-in-chief of the newspaper "Our district"(Khanty-Mansiysk district): Readers of our newspaper often ask whether the hospital in the village of Gornopravdinsk will be put into operation in 2021? And the second question: making an appointment at the district clinical hospital of Khanty-Mansiysk is not an easy task, especially for residents of rural areas. What measures are being taken to improve the current situation in this area?

N. V. Komarova: As for the new hospital in Gornopravdinsk, this is a long-awaited facility, we all wanted it to appear. According to the contract, this facility should be put into operation in July 2021. At the previous meeting of the headquarters for building of capital construction projects, we considered progress of construction of this facility. Currently, its general construction readiness is 58 percent of the planned one. A boiler room designed for this complex of buildings has been commissioned and is being operated. A two-month delay fr om the work schedule was recorded. According to the general contractor, taking into account the upcoming increase in the number of employees at this facility, the schedule will be made up, the backlog will be eliminated, organization does not plan to disrupt commissioning period.

Regarding the issue of making an appointment with a doctor in a medical institution located in Khanty-Mansiysk: currently, all medical institutions are working with overloading. Most of the specialists are mobilized to work with patients with COVID-19, in this regard, other areas may be complicated. I will review his issue: I will instruct my colleagues to create special conditions.

Daria Davydova, Surgut-24 (Surgut): We are talking about healthcare, infrastructure, primary care, and relocating to Surgut. Our city is growing, the population of Surgut is growing, and there is not enough primary care space. We need polyclinics, there is a long-standing need for a blood transfusion station, an ambulance station. The mortuary is in a terrible state. What health care facilities are planned to be built or reconstructed in Surgut in the next 3 years?

N. V. Komarova: Good news. In November this year, after reconstruction, a polyclinic was put into operation for 425 visits per shift. Its area is more than 6 thousand square meters. This is a notable event for Surgut residents. Moreover. We have not given up, and we hope that our partner will fulfill its obligations and put into operation, perhaps in 2021, although it promised this year, a clinical perinatal center with 315 beds, 165 visits per shift, with a total area of 67,000 sq. m.

We plan that children's healthcare institutions will be vacated or the ones used for the perinatal center will remain in this sphere. In any case, they will need to be repaired. If you remember, in 2019, a building at 28 Energetikov Street with a total area of 6,000 square meters was purchased and put into operation in 2020. It includes an oncology center, a laboratory, and a polyclinic. This is a significant help for those who live in this neighborhood.

With regard to the mortuary, ambulance stations and blood transfusions, I note that this is a completely fair claim. The buildings in which they are located are not typical, and were built in the 70s. State program for development of healthcare in Ugra does not provide new premises for these services. I believe this is a mistake. I will give instructions to review our target obligations in this program at the expense of these facilities, among other things.

Wang Xiujun, Chinese News Agency (China, Moscow office): This year, you met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China. At the meeting, significant contribution of the region to the development of bilateral relations between the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation was emphasised. You have noted that during the pandemic, Russian-Chinese trade and economic cooperation has gained significant strength. In your opinion, what areas of cooperation between ugra and china can be called attractive? I know that tomorrow, December 10, Ugra will celebrate the Day of the Okrug. I take this opportunity to congratulate you on the holiday. I wish Ugra to achieve new success in development in all directions under your leadership.

N. V. Komarova: Thank you very much for your congratulations. I want to congratulate you on your good Russian. At least you don't use expletives, which is typical for us, native speakers of Russian.

Regarding your question. I would agree with you and say that China has a leading position in the export-import trade turnover of our region. Close cooperation between the parties is established in the field of export of oil and petroleum products, import of industrial equipment, in the fields of education, IT. In 2017, "Hailon Petroleum Pipeline Service (Surgut)" was registered in the territory of Ugra, which is a subsidiary of the Chinese corporation "Hailon Oil Industry". The main areas of activity are internal coating of drill pipes, repair of drilling equipment and other relevant areas. In 2018, the company put into operation a plant for applying an anti-corrosion protective polymer coating to oil and gas pipes in the city of Surgut. Project investments amounted to 650 million rubles.

We have calculated everything and welcome these investments. Speaking about attractive areas of cooperation, I would like to note that we very often use trade sessions and innovative exchanges for the growth of technological entrepreneurship and tourism. We have something to offer in both areas, and we know that the PRC also has proposals in this regard. Next, what I would like to draw your attention to. Among the areas that may be of interest for joint cooperation is environmental vector of partnership. Our region is a special territory for maintaining the natural balance of the planet. We have more than 300 thousand lakes, thousands of rivers, and huge forest reserves. In Ugra we have a unique confluence of two of the longest rivers in Russia: Ob and Irtysh, which connects us with China. Irtysh, together with Ob, is the longest watercourse in Russia, the second longest in Asia and the sixth in the world. The Ob-Irtysh basin is a single organism, which, in our opinion, is of strategic importance for the world. About 36 million people in Russia, Kazakhstan, and China live directly in the area of these rivers. Our territory feels ecological impact on the state of the Irtysh river of all participating regions. Implementation of the Russian initiative "Clean BRICS Rivers" provides, among other things, for carrying out activities to clean the banks of rivers with involvement of the public and volunteers. I consider development of an international interregional and volunteer program, which is extremely important, to preserve the great Irtysh river, one of the most popular and promising vectors of our partnership with China. We are ready to coordinate such work and organize a volunteer headquarters for this project on our territory.

Thank you very much for asking me about this, and I had the opportunity to address this offer of cooperation directly to the People's Republic of China.

Vitaly Saprykin, IA "Znak.com" (the city of Khanty-Mansiysk): Not so long ago, you said that by the end of this year, the volume of oil production in the region is expected to fall again. How will this affect the budget of Ugra?

N. V. Komarova: Thank you for your concern in this regard. It is really reasonable. We believe that the main reason for decline in oil production in the region is related to the obligations to implement the agreement of the Russian Federation and OPEC+ countries to reduce oil production in order to reduce its supply on the market and stabilize prices. Based on the data of oil-producing companies, we expect that by the end of 2020, the volume of oil production will be 210 million tons. If we talk about assessment of our budget revenues, they are likely to meet our forecasts. Our budget this year will not lose the planned revenue sources.

We are talking, first of all, about income tax. Because it will be obtained fr om non-sales activities of companies. According to PwC consulting company, Ugra is one of the five leading constituent entities in terms of implemented tax policy.

In 2020, the Analytical Credit Rating Agency (ACRA) also confirmed the AAA(RU) credit rating assigned to the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra and the Autonomous Okrug's bond issues, with a stable outlook. Analysts attribute this to the high performance of the regional economy, a high level of budget liquidity and a low debt burden.

Level of openness of budget data of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra in 2020 maintains its position in the group of constituent entities of the Russian Federation with "a very high level of openness of the budget data", according to the results of phase monitoring and evaluation indicators by research financial Institute of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation.

The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation assessed the quality of financial management in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra for 2019 as "high quality".

At the same time, everything related to oil production, activity of oil and gas producing enterprises has a great impact on oil and gas service companies, on companies that produce necessary equipment for oil production, develop technologies to ensure oil production. In this regard, it is impossible not to be wary and think about measures that could neutralize these negative consequences. Therefore, summing up, we expect that we will meet the forecast indicators of 2020 budget. The budget for 2021 and the planning period 2022-2023 have been approved in our region. It is balanced and sustainable.

Galina Tkachenko, the newspaper "Bulletin of Pokachi" ( Pokachi): Coming decades are likely to be a time of symbiosis between traditional and renewable energy. Is Ugra ready for this challenge?

N. V. Komarova: Your question could be understood in different ways. I will assume a sharp statement of the question. We rely on the point of view of specialists, experts in this field, and everything related to oil and gas production, what we do well, or better than others, will certainly continue to do it. In 10 years, at one time, the whole world will not switch fr om one system of electricity production to another. On this simple basis, those who can and know what to do need to do it.

I believe that we need to produce oil and build up reserves. Presence of such opportunities in the state only strengthens its economic opportunities, as well as opportunities for development of alternative, advanced sectors of economy. I would like to note that we also use renewable energy for the purpose of generating electricity. If you have noticed, in 2018 and 2019, Ugraenergo introduced 3 low-power solar power plants in the villages of Nikulkina (15 kilowatts), Shugur (32 kilowatts) of the Kondinsky district and in the village of Nyaksimvol (60 kilowatts) in Berezovsky district. Even fr om this point of view, we do not neglect these opportunities of our region. Do you know that experts in this field consider Ugra a region with a large number of sunny days? That's why we're doing it.

Alexey Gavrilyuk, IA "TASS" ( Moscow): How do you assess the overall state of the region's economy during the pandemic? How stable is it developing? Will it survive another year or so until the situation with the coronavirus in the country is fully under control, or will we have to make some spending cuts?

N. V. Komarova: Now, for this day, I will once again draw attention to the fact that the region has approved the budget for 2021 and the planned budget for 2022 and 2023. We did this based on the approved state programs, calculating the entire amount of resources we need to achieve the targets. Tension in the economy is high. We see and record, evaluate the stress on small and medium-sized businesses. As I said earlier, as a rule, enterprises, labor collectives, and citizens are organized in this sector, which work in a large connection with the anchor industries of the regions. In our case, these are oil and gas production, transportation, hydrocarbon processing, electricity production, agro-industrial complex, construction, wood processing. These industries, as anchors, form applications for small and medium-sized businesses according to their needs. We are doing everything necessary to ensure that economic activity does not decrease. If you have noticed, in our region, not a single company fr om the industries I mentioned above has suspended its activities for a single day. Moreover. For those affected by the pandemic, we are developing our regional activities in addition to the final measures to support economy sectors. I wouldn't say that everything was 100% successful, and there are no risks. On the contrary, I agree with you that there are risks, they remain, especially since we are largely dependent on the international market economic agenda.

Anastasia Pavlova, CIS+ WORLD website ( Moscow): Distinguished Natalia Komarova, I would like to congratulate you on the 90th anniversary of the formation of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug-Ugra. Next year, the CIS will celebrate the 30th anniversary. Ugra strengthens cooperation not only at the interregional level, but also at the international level, including with the CIS countries. What international projects implemented in Ugra could we jointly promote within the framework of our program?

N. V. Komarova: Thank you very much for your congratulations. It's important that our friends remember us. Indeed, relations with the CIS countries are a priority for Russia. For Ugra, trade and economic partnership with the CIS countries is also a priority. In the first half of 2020, the trade turnover of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug-Ugra with the CIS countries amounted to 88.3 million US dollars, including imports – 3.5 million US dollars. These are ferrous metals, equipment, fruit and vegetable products. The rest is exported, mainly wood, oil, and mineral fuel. I would like to promote other products of Ugra manufacturers abroad. I think it is important to highlight development of the creative cluster in Ugra. At the same time, we are forming an appropriate regulatory framework: this year the law "On Creative Industries" was adopted in Ugra, and an ecosystem of support for creative startups is being formed. We are interested in partnership with the CIS countries and the world to develop these promising sites and promote ethnic brands of Ugra.

We highly appreciate humanitarian cooperation and consider it promising. In 2021, Russia will chair the Arctic Council. Two of our projects were included in the draft program of events for the year: International Film Festival Spirit of Fire and the World Congress of Reindeer Herders. An international Festival on traditional fishing is also scheduled. We will be glad to see our partners fr om the CIS at these events.

Let me recall that Ugra residents initiated international project "North for the Victory. Everyone for the cause of Peace" aimed at popularizing achievements of national culture, national historical heritage, spreading and strengthening the position of the Russian language in the world. Currently, 9 countries have joined the project: Belarus, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, China, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia are planning to join. We are interested in partnering with the international integration program "CIS + WORLD" to involve global public in the project.

Another traditional platform for partnership with the CIS, SCO, and BRICS countries is the international IT forum, which has become a site for international partnership in development of state and regional digitalization programs.

I consider it important to partner with the CIS countries in international educational and scientific programs.

Moderator: Our participants reported that in Surgut it is -10 degrees Celsius now, and in Zambia, where the studio is connected to our press conference, it is + 28: this is the temperature spread in the regions where our studios work. Rossiyskaya gazeta has the floor.

Elena Matsiong, Rossiyskaya Gazeta (Moscow) : A large infrastructure project of Ugra is a bridge over the Ob River in the Surgut region. It is of great importance not only for Ugra, but also for Russia as a whole. Federal government supported the project, but it became known that there were disagreements over the price of the facility. When will construction begin? And how much will the bridge cost?

N. V. Komarova: There is no doubt that the project will take place. Now we can say that the bridge is already under construction, because preparation of design and estimate documentation is being completed (in December, the contractor must submit it for approval), and this process is part of the complex of construction works.

The issue of building a second bridge crossing over the Ob River in the Surgut region was discussed on October 29 at a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Marat Khusnullin. The proposal to build the bridge fr om 2021 to 2024 was supported with funding of 40% from the budget of the Autonomous Okrug and 60% from the federal budget, since the facility will be located in the alignment of the federal highway, bypassing Surgut.

Government of the Autonomous Okrug has sent proposals to the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation on a financial model for implementation of construction and options for reducing cost of building a bridge crossing. It is too early to declare the cost, as the final decision has not been made, experts are working. I am confident that a reasonable cost of the project will be formed. This is not a cheap facility: we do not have the most favorable soils for construction, there are protected zones and other factors that increase the cost of work. We are interested in ensuring that the price is as close as possible to the costs and capabilities of the federal and district budgets.

Irina Neplyueva, IA "Pravda UrFO"(Ekaterinburg): According to the latest data from the central headquarters of the All-Russia People’s Front, Ugra is in the top ten outsider regions in the project "Map of destroyed roads". Only in Surgut, 85 objects were marked. Road mark on the 50 years of VLKSM St. ranks first. It is a road to the main building of the Surgut state pedagogical University, primary school and kindergarten. Experts note that majority of the marks are yard and inter-block driveways, which the local authorities pay attention to last for objective reasons. As a rule, on these objects, land plots belong to the owners of common property. At the same time, not all apartment owners have financial opportunity to invest in road repairs. Officials have repeatedly received proposals to carry out work on surveying problem areas, but there is no result. In your opinion, is it the weakness of municipal budgets or the indecision of their heads?

N. V. Komarova: I agree with all the points. I would agree with these assessments, especially since they are based on estimates of the residents themselves.

The city administration, when forming the work plan for 2021, took into account the opinion of citizens on the road section in question. This problem, when it is necessary to determine the priority of work performed in excess of the approved budget funding, is typical not only for Surgut. I have not met mayors who would have enough budget funds to solve the existing problems in the municipality.

In most cases, the "Map of destroyed roads" red marked driveways located on the house (yard) territories of residential buildings, intra-block driveways of residential neighborhoods, driveways on the territories of garden and horticultural associations. The barrier to the correct planning of driveways repair is the unfinished work on surveying the territory.

The Government of the Russian Federation has accepted our application for participation in co – financing of works on municipal roads in 3 agglomerations-Nizhnevartovsk, Surgut and Khanty-Mansiysk. This year, the Nefteyugansk agglomeration joined them. It is important to be ready to accept and apply investments.

Vitaliy Toropov, newspaper "Kogalym Bulletin" ( Kogalym): A question about the prospects of Kogalym airport: there are only flights from Moscow and shift flights.

N. V. Komarova: It should be said that within a radius of less than 200 kilometers, residents of the city have several airports – this is a luxury.

Reduction of flights number was a result of a decrease in the activity of people, traffic volume.

At the same time, in accordance with the approved model of intraregional passenger air transportation from Kogalym airport in 2021, it is planned to resume flights on the route Khanty-Mansiysk – Kogalym – Khanty-Mansiysk. This will allow residents of Kogalym to take advantage of the transfer schedule, which provides connections for flights from Khanty-Mansiysk to Ekaterinburg, Tyumen, Omsk and other cities. At the same time, in Ugra, all interregional flights are operated from three hubs: Surgut, Khanty-Mansiysk, Nizhnevartovsk.

Department of Road Management and Transport of Ugra is tasked with creating a program for development of airports, including Kogalym. I would like to note that the city administration and the Lukoil company are doing a lot to make the city interesting for tourists and transit passengers. All this must be correctly calculated so as not to make a mistake in the forecasts.

Telman Bahishev, "Samotlor" TV channel ( Nizhnevartovsk): Last year we asked a question about the plans for the reconstruction of Nizhnevartovsk airport. And the answer was that work is underway "in the active phase in regards of Surgut Airport. Nizhnevartovsk is the next. Depending on the decisions, the priority will be set." I would like to know if we are any closer to resolving the issue regarding the Nizhnevartovsk airport. Let me recall that the runway is particularly in need of reconstruction. The last time it was repaired more than 20 years ago. And the terminal building itself also needs to be upgraded. Another question is about the sports complex for 5 thousand seats – there are many famous athletes in the city and those who want to play sports, but there is no place to train.

N. V. Komarova: I agree on the sports complex. Ugra Government is interested in developing this area, especially since the city authorities have formed a financial model, including with the participation of private investors.

Regarding the airport: Government of Ugra submitted to the Government of the Russian Federation reasonable proposals on inclusion of the airports of Surgut, Nizhnevartovsk and Khanty-Mansiysk in the federal project "Development of regional airports and routes" of the comprehensive plan for modernization and expansion of the main infrastructure.

Currently, the Department of Road Management and Transport of the Autonomous Okrug together with the consortium "Center for Strategic Developments in Transport" are preparing justifications for inclusion of the construction and reconstruction of airports in the Autonomous Okrug in the "Comprehensive Plan for the modernization and expansion of the main infrastructure until 2024".

However, at the same time, inspection equipment and perimeter fencing are being replaced at the airport of Nizhnevartovsk at the expense of the budget of the Autonomous Okrug, . Installation of advanced video surveillance systems is scheduled for 2021.

Fahed Kanakas, Syrian information center (office in Moscow): Good afternoon, Natalia Komarova, colleagues. Ugra became the first Russian region to sign a cooperation agreement with Syria. This is a "pilot" cooperation, as previously negotiations were conducted at the federal level. We are now effectively cooperating in the economic sphere. For example, last year the first lumber was supplied from Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug to Syria. Now, given the spread of the coronavirus epidemic, given the hypocrisy of the West, led by the United States, which continues to impose sanctions against Syria even in humanitarian and medical areas, we know that the medicine of Ugra has made a real breakthrough. Can we talk about the possibility of remote medical consultations for patients in Syria? We know that a big press conference is taking place on the eve of an important event, namely the 90th anniversary of the formation of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug. I know what great places you have, what great people live there. On this occasion, let me express my warmest congratulations to you, the residents of Ugra, and best wishes for success in development of economy.

N. V. Komarova: Thank you very much for your congratulations, for your kind attitude to my fellow countrymen and to our entire region. Your words and feelings are very pleasant and important for us.

Indeed, our region and the Syrian province of Homs have signed a cooperation agreement. This is the first agreement of its kind, when two regions from countries have officially agreed on cooperation that is beneficial for each side. In our opinion, relations between our countries have a great historical perspective, and in these difficult years, the Russian Federation supports the Syrian people.

This document establishes direct links between companies aimed at creating joint ventures and representative offices, providing opportunities for participation in a variety of events. Everything related to the economy, unfortunately, is delayed by the sanctions imposed on the Syrian Republic. But the experience you mentioned in the lumber trade suggests that in this situation, too, it is possible to resolve issues related to economic activity in accordance with the legislation.

We are currently finalizing an action plan for implementation of this agreement with details for 2021-2023. Promising areas in this document are identified, including medicine. It is planned to provide remote consultation of patients in the province of Homs using telecommunication means with experts of medical institutions of Ugra. Several of our healthcare organizations are involved in this project: clinical hospital, Surgut clinical trauma hospital and the district cardiology dispensary. We focused on these three, in our opinion, the most popular areas, and also on them because it is here that highly qualified experts work. I drew attention to what you said about the plans of the Ministry of Defense, and I will ask my colleagues to synchronize our plans for the organization of telemedicine services with the Ministry of Defense, so that we strengthen each other and the people of Syria have more opportunities to use these technologies.

Dmitry Zavyalov, IA "URA.RU" (the city of Surgut): Distinguished Governor, a question that is interesting for the entire political establishment of the region. Why did the process of forming the new government took as much as 3 months? You're an experienced governor and you've been working with these people for years. Are you ready to announce the new composition of your team now?

N. V. Komarova: There will be no performance, Dmitry. Everything will take place in its time. Indeed, the team is working, it has been there for years. In general, I would like to draw your attention. If you have noticed, we have decided that now the government will be formed in a new way. Heads of executive authorities will form part of the Government. The composition will be formed by the decision of the Governor, and heads of municipalities. Such work is now being completed. It was necessary to hold a large number of consultations, to determine who is running wh ere, and what, first of all, will be engaged in, to coordinate this with the municipalities, and within the time lim it established by law, we will cope with this task. Thank you for believing in us. One more thing is important. In this work, we assumed that at the federal level, approaches to the system of authorities can change, and in this regard, we tried to provide for such opportunities. I would also like to draw the attention of journalists and experts. As part of the Government, we form a pool of government members who, as curators of individual projects, focus exclusively on achieving the targets set by these projects. We believe that this is probably a promising system, and now we are testing it on several projects so that we understand how it is more appropriate to distribute our efforts in order to achieve the maximum effect on how the system of functional management, duties and responsibilities of the government of our region will be formed. I hope I was clear to you.

Pavel Kazakov, IA "News-HM.ru" (the city of Khanty-Mansiysk): We have been living under strict restrictions for about a year, which have affected, among other things, children's recreation. Children lost their vacation at the sea. What would you advise parents in this situation? Perhaps a centralized solution is being prepared at the district level – this should be done by local sanatoriums or sanatoriums in the Urals?

N. V. Komarova: Restrictions on the use of recreational facilities have the same motivation and arguments to close these opportunities. If we say that this institution is not located on our territory, then there are increased risks and reduced security, and due to the fact that the trip will take some time - trains, planes, buses, wh ere it is very difficult to separate the flow of people. Due to the fact that we use local opportunities in the presence of such places of recreation, it is probably favorable from the point of view of safety. In general, places of recreation, places of mass stay of children are those places wh ere it is impossible to separate flows depending on the capacity. However, a large number of people were on vacation not on vouchers, met with relatives in other regions. With regard to large families, we decided to compensate part of the costs – 10 thousand rubles per family. More than 880 large families took advantage of these support measures.

Regarding the opportunities that we have in the region. I would mention provision of health resort services to children in three medical organizations: Urai district hospital for medical rehabilitation, sanatorium "Yugan", children's antitubercular sanatorium named after E. M. Sagandukova.

Also, the Department of Healthcare of Ugra signed a state contract for provision of services for sanatorium treatment of children in 2021 with the rehabilitation center "Neftyanik Samotlora". Technology of obtaining the possibility of these services is well-known. Since you are asking a question, I believe that in the approach of the winter holidays, we need to once again think about technologies that will accurately convey information to people who need it.

Nizhnevartovsk multidisciplinary center for rehabilitation of disabled people and Surgut center for social services are also ready to provide services to children. In these institutions, medical and health procedures are provided, activities of physical culture and health, cultural and leisure, and psychological orientation are carried out. All services to minors are provided free of charge and for their intended purpose. In addition, children can receive health services together with their mothers under the "Mother and Child" and "Respite" voucher systems. These institutions provide services through the Department of Social Protection of the population at the place of residence. There are such opportunities. I accept your comments and instruct to strengthen distribution of information so that it reaches those who need information on this matter.

Zhanetta Matrunich, MAU "TRK Pyt-Yakhinform" (city of Pyt-Yakh): This question is the most lively for our city, since we have the largest number of mobile huts. At the moment, the demolition of mobile huts and relocation to comfortable apartments are actively underway, but among the residents there are also those who recently arrived in our district and demand apartments. Could it happen that by solving the issue of residents of wagon towns, we are violating the rights of those who came to develop the North 20-30 years ago and still live in antediluvian "wooden houses", because the programs for the demolition of emergency housing are much slower than the mobile huts ones?

N. V. Komarova: Do you really think that it would be good if there were many mobile huts on the territory of Pyt-Yakh-this is a "vertolyotka" and an even more famous mobile huts settlement, which do not exist anymore.

Let's think about it. Government of the Autonomous Okrug offered municipalities the possibilities of the district budget to solve these problems, to free municipal lands from this unauthorized construction of premises used by people due to the fact that there was simply no possibility of living somewhere. In order to simply vacate these lands, provide safe living conditions to exclude the presence of places in cities and settlements wh ere a criminal class is formed. I would like to note that according to the records made by municipalities on January 1, 2020, there were total of 9,998 such buildings in the region. Among those who lived there there are several generations of Ugra residents. Therefore, I believe that this should have been done a long time ago, and this problem should be solved. As of December 1, there are 554 of them registered as of January 1, 2012 in the region. I wished there weren't any. We have created all the conditions for this, but so far this is how it is.

We are working ahead of our established plans. Moreover, we demolish not only housing that was recognized as dilapidated before January 1, 2017, because not all municipalities are ready to demolish this housing stock, but also after it, so as not to stop provision of people living in the housing stock with safe housing. This is my comment. I'm sorry, maybe I was a little emotional about this, but for me this is a very painful topic, and I think it is very important.

Andrey Sharko, Megapolis TV channel ( Nizhnevartovsk): Some of us have concerns that the construction deadline of the Nizhnevartovsk District clinical hospital will once again be disrupted. In your opinion, what measures should be taken today to complete it as planned?

N. V. Komarova: While any facility, including this one, is not put into operation, there are always such concerns. Often these are force majeure circumstances, but also often-poorly performed work either at the survey stage, or at the design stage, or at the stage of fitting with equipment, performing construction and installation works, or a shortage of certain specialists. There could be many reasons. Everyone knows them. I would like to note that I am thinking about how to replace municipal state customers with extra-budgetary ones, in order to ensure that all conditions are met on time under a civil law contract. But "A curst cow has short horns," I did not find such a legal construction, widespread support so far. This can only be implemented if the team dealing with these issues has the same understanding of the goals and objectives, and their achievement.

In relation to a specific facility. It is a subject to advanced control system. We considered it at the previous meeting of the headquarters together with the hospital in Gornopravdinsk, which I organize personally and weekly. Representative of the general contractor apologized for the missed deadlines, for deviation from the schedule of work. But at the same time, publicly, and we recorded this in the protocol, it was promised that the facility will be presented for commissioning within the deadline set under the contract – July 2021. In December, we should close the second stage. We have Infectious building, and it is under operation. We will have the administrative building and a number of auxiliary premises at the end of December. Here, the contractor still keeps its word. I hope that will happen. Control us.

Tatiana Tomaeva, GTRK Ugoria ( Khanty-Mansiysk): In your address to Ugra residents, in your investment message, you spoke about remote work, which is a trend today. Remote work in remote localities in our region was also mentioned. I would like to know what kind of work can now be done in such municipalities.

N. V. Komarova: I would also like the public and journalists to keep their attention on this topic. It is very interesting and, in my opinion, promising for our region, given its size and a considerable number of settlements in general and hard-to-reach ones. Important. President of the Russian Federation has signed a law on amendments to the Labor Code, which regulates issues, including guarantees, in relation to those who work remotely. This is an important decision, and it is also necessary to pay attention to it.

First, there is the portal "Work in Russia". There are vacancies for remote work. This is the first basic thing that the Department of Labor and Employment of the population of our region should focus on, forming appropriate measures into state programs, including short-term pre-training to take a particular job offered.

We have previously created conditions for our remote settlements, including camps, to be connected to the Internet. And this, in my opinion, is a very competitive advantage of our specialists, because they are not held back by this barrier.

For example, now, increasing attention to creative industries, and what our masters of folk crafts produce is very popular in the world, including as branded products, as the transfer of knowledge and information about people and the country wh ere these people live. With the support of UNIDO and the emerging trust fund, it is planned to create remote jobs for craftsmen, including those from the indigenous small-numbered peoples of the north, with the subsequent packaging, branding and promotion of these products on various infrastructure sites, including the Internet, organized with the support of the trust fund. There's a wider range of possibilities. I hope that the Department of Labor and Employment will submit its proposals to the state program in this regard.

Ilya Nizovskaya, the newspaper "Surgutskie vedomosti" ( Surgut): Scientific and Technical Center that will be built in Surgut is probably one of the most ambitious projects that is being implemented in our district, so we are following it very closely. What will this project do for the economy of Ugra and Surgut, and Russia as a whole, what are the sources of financing for this large-scale project, and have there been any interested investors?

N. V. Komarova: There is already a pool of investors with whom we are currently negotiating. Now we have received one official application for participation in this project as an investor. I will not announce, first we will prepare everything as it is necessary, so that no one will give up their words, circumstances change, life is life. Now we have 5-6 participants in the negotiations.

A little earlier, when we talked about the center for biomedical technologies, what site was chosen and that it is already being developed, the city is considering a possibility of connecting it to the infrastructure. Commissioning of the center is scheduled for 2023, and the technopark, which is a key part of the Center, in terms of the content of this project will be commissioned in 2025. This is what our current plans and decisions are aimed at.

At the same time as investors, we are considering the possibility of preparing proposals to include financing, at least infrastructure, in federal state programs. In fact, this is a new "smart" microdistrict for Surgut, and I would very much like it to be implemented. The main thing is not to give up!

It is worth noting that in December of this year it is planned to sign an agreement with "Rosseti Tyumen" JSC. The project that they will perform for construction and operation of power supply facilities of the Center will be discussed here.

Amina Kaunda, Spring TV (republic of Zambia): Thank you for inviting me to your press conference, I am a representative of one of the key mass media in Zambia. Thanks Ugra for the opportunities that you have provided to the representative of our country Clarence Chiluba, who is currently studying at Ugra State University. What international programs for students are there today in Ugra universities, in particular in the Ugra State University?

N. V. Komarova: Today Ugra State University has a program of pre-university training in the Russian language for foreign students. The program includes 5 main profiles: engineering, natural science, economics, humanities and biomedical. The program will be implemented from December 1, 2020 in a remote format. Currently, Ugra State University has 211 international students, 178 of whom are full – time students.

Surgut State University also has foreign students for the first time this year. A group from Egypt arrived in Ugra to receive higher medical education. Foreign students will study medical care for 6 years.

Amina Kaunda: Natalia, you are the only female governor in Russia. Can you share some of the main lessons you learned from this activity?

N. V. Komarova: I would like to note that I never give anyone any advice. I am guided in my work by the ability to master my profession and respect all people, especially men, especially if they are part of your team.

Amina Kaunda: I congratulate you on the 90th anniversary of your region, and I hope to be your guest on the 100th anniversary of the region.

N. V. Komarova: Welcome! I invite you today.

Vasily sysuev, OTRK "Ugra" ( Khanty-Mansiysk): Natalia, the 90th anniversary of the Okrug is a historical and cultural event. This is also a reason to launch new projects, new forms, including support for residents. What measures to support Ugra residents, in your opinion, were the most effective? Who are they designed for and what is their ultimate goal?

N. V. Komarova: I hope that the current situation will not become a constant one that accompanies our lives, thus dictating our decisions on this important area of work of the authorities at all levels. The decisions we made during this year were dictated by force majeure. We did not predict a pandemic, but from January 1, 2020, we introduced a new project for families with children: socio-demographic project "I am growing up in Ugra". Almost 17 thousand families have already received a multi-content card with a nominal value of 20 thousand rubles at the birth of a child in our region. According to the feedback of the participants of this project, it was very useful.

Next, I will pay attention to the monthly cash payment for a child aged 3 to 7 years. Its regional component is connected with a social contract at the same time, which, in addition to payments for the family, helps to develop measures that will help to overcome difficulties in the future. This means that the family, along with budget support, receives assistance and support from social services. The social contract will help a family not only to cope with temporary difficulties, but also to create conditions for improving well-being of the family. Most of the people who took advantage of this payment, and this is more than 37 thousand families for 42,301 children, including under the terms of a social contract-more than 26 thousand citizens.

Before the pandemic, we decided to increase the size of the Ugra family capital, it was increased from 116,092 rubles to 150,000 rubles, and to expand its use for the purchase of a vehicle. When we faced the problems associated with the pandemic, we adopted another use of the funds of the Ugra family capital – a one-time payment for purposes that the family determines independently, in the amount of up to 35 thousand rubles. Every year, at least 2.5 thousand families receive support in the form of funds. In 2020, more than 11 thousand families received funds from the Ugra family capital, of which 8,650 families used the right to use a one-time payment.

Circumstances and needs change in different formats and this activity of the government of Ugra never stops and continues to evolve, so it's very important to have a feedback about availability of particular measures of state support and achieve the intended effect –if it really helped, is really useful.

Irina Samsonova, Khanty Yasang newspaper ( Khanty-mansiysk): Will the Department of Khanty and Mansi Philology resume its work on the basis of Ugra State University?

N. V. Komarova: The subject you have touched upon is very important. Ugra State University is positioned as an active participant in preservation of languages of the indigenous peoples of Ugra. Their decision is based on the fact that over the past 10 years, our country has developed several approaches to the formation of the internal organizational structure of the university. Most often, it is two-level: at the upper level by faculties, (educational and scientific) institutes or higher (vocational) schools, and at the lower level - by departments or educational programs.

Our university, in accordance with its development program, has created 9 higher (vocational) schools in its structure, each of which is has several educational programs. In this regard, everything related to preservation of indigenous languages is accumulated in one of these higher vocational schools. On this simple basis, we will tell you that the training of specialists in the field of Finno-Ugric philology is carried out by the Higher School of Journalism and Linguistics, which also deals with this subject.

Every year, the university offers a post-graduate program "Linguistics and Literary Studies" (profile " Languages of the peoples of the Russian Federation" (Finno-Ugric and Samoyed languages)). The school is headed by the candidate of philological sciences, associate professor Sofia Onina – this is a very active person, you probably know her.

Sergei Evsyukov, radio station "Ugra" ( Khanty-Mansiysk): 2020 is a special year, the year of the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory. For all of us, including the authorities, this is a special occasion for attention and care for our veterans. By this date, new support measures were added to the existing ones. What do you think was particularly important for the Ugra authorities to do for veterans in this anniversary year? What support measures were particularly in demand and should become permanent?

N. V. Komarova: The first important thing is that we had to do what our veterans need, the basic principle, on which all decisions in this regard were based. We annually practice special payments for veterans of the Great Patriotic War. This year's anniversary is special. In connection with the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Victory
in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, a one-time cash payment was provided to certain categories of citizens living in Ugra, from 5 to 75 thousand rubles. A total of 137.4 million rubles was paid.

I would pay attention to such a measure of assistance as repair of premises. Request for this assistance is very large, so we are making a decision to consolidate this measure of support and make it permanent: to make a register of premises wh ere veterans live, in need of repair, and to implement them without shifting to the next periods.

We tried to do all the things that the veterans asked for and didn't ask for, but which is very important for them. In this regard, I would like to thank all Ugra residents and volunteers for being as close as possible to our veterans, starting from home help and ending with concerts under the windows at the Victory Day. Each time our veterans especially appreciated this participation of Ugra residents in their lives, the fact that we are close.

Ekaterina Gordeyko, "District Television and Newspaper Editorial Office" (Sovetsky district): In your address, you declared the next year in Ugra – the year of knowledge, the year of all those who learn and introduce new knowledge in their activities. Speaking about the support of innovative technology startups, can we be sure that this is relevant for small settlements today? In general, what do you think should be done to ensure that young professionals come to small towns and districts to develop high-tech industries and introduce creative industries?

N. V. Komarova: It's a good question wh ere you can talk about coming, not leaving, and returning to your small homeland, having learnt certain knowledge and skills in a particular profession. To do this, we create conditions, introduce certain standards in educational services. Only in 2020, 41 centers of digital and humanitarian education "Point of growth" were opened in 14 municipalities of Ugra. Key objectives of the Center are to create conditions for introduction of new teaching methods, formation of creative thinking and involvement of children in high-tech digital world. With such opportunities, you can imagine yourself anywhere in the world with your professional offer. The centers provide an opportunity for school-age children to learn teamwork skills, prepare for participation in various competitions, including possibility of obtaining that elite education, and provide grants for school start-ups.

Point of growth is a kind of center of attraction for children from small settlements. In such centers, a teacher and student study together, and therefore there is a set of measures aimed at increasing the level of motivation of the teacher, his involvement in a new creative format of interaction with students, and this is very important.

For the formation of personnel potential and attracting specialists, it is necessary to create conditions for personal growth of teachers, their motivation for professional growth, professional development, as well as to create comfortable conditions not only for their work, but also for life. Therefore, here the Department is working to create conditions for attracting specialists and opportunities to ensure personal growth of teachers, their motivation and professional growth.

I would like to draw your attention to the fact that the Autonomous Okrug is developing a regional network of centers for youth innovative creativity, which also provide creative and technological development for children. All this is aimed at forming project teams, which are then transformed into innovative companies, I hope, capable of bringing Ugra to the leaders of technological growth. This is the technological chain, it all starts with kindergarten, school and the infrastructure that we are trying to build for children, their parents and teachers to be competitive, regardless of wh ere we live.

Nina Naskidashvili, Samarovo – Khanty-Mansiysk newspaper ( Khanty-Mansiysk): Good afternoon, Natalia Komarova, good afternoon, colleagues. If possible, I would like to return to the topic of creative industries. You've already covered it. Not so long ago, the project "Art Residence" was presented. The city of Khanty-Mansiysk actively participates in it. I would like to know, in your opinion, what such a project should include?

N. V. Komarova: I will give this opportunity to those who will use this infrastructure. Art residence is one of the components of the ecosystem for development of creative industries. I would like to emphasize that this is important. We included it in agenda and management decision-making, based on the idea of Ugra residents. This is the idea of Ugra residents. Now we are transforming it into projects and solutions that will create opportunities for implementation of this idea. The same Ugra residents are very active in formation of project solutions. Issue of creative industries reaching a new level of development as an independent sector of the economy is not a voice in the desert, it is absolutely in demand, including at the international level. If no one overtakes anyone, and everything is going according to the plan, then the first art residences will be created in Khanty-Mansiysk and Nizhnevartovsk, and then, at least, Surgut and Nyagan have applied for it and are working on this field. It is assumed that these support institutions or platforms for communication, for testing ideas, projects-this is not a school, not a workshop, residents learn methods that are used or can be used. They work or have the opportunity to see how the masters work, and, accordingly, develop ideas for future projects. I do not consider the art residence as a key link or anchor for development of creative industries, but a very important link in formation of appropriate thinking in relation to the design and decisions that are made for implementation of a particular project. Accordingly, these residences will be provided with the necessary equipment, workshops, and other infrastructure solutions for launching startups. Including a cafeteria, for example, perhaps a poetry club, a platform for concerts, and perhaps a platform for staging performances. The range is diverse and it is important to create a space that can be transformed for a particular need, so that they are universal or as universal as possible. That's the key thing about residences- to respond to requests. Thank you.

Diana Sharapova, "Bulletin of Ob region" newspaper ( Nyagan): Good afternoon, Natalia Komarova, good afternoon, colleagues. Our question is as follows: this year, for the first time, a competition for a Governor's grant was organized for individuals. I would like to know how you assess activity of Ugra residents. and will this practice continue in the future?

N. V. Komarova: You know, we started it because we appreciated people's interest in this kind of relationship. Against the background of this activity, we proposed to create opportunities for individuals to receive a grant from the Governor to implement their ideas. According to the Department of Public and External Relations, more than 1,800 applications were received from individuals and 500 of them were transformed into well-developed social projects. They will be admitted to the next stage, which is very important, public-online voting, popular voting, accompanied by distribution of virtual capital for implementation of a project. Experts who evaluated the applications were residents of Ugra: 10,000 people who were engaged in this serious and important work as part of the expert group. I understand the Foundation for Civil Initiatives, it was a serious challenge for them, they are the organizers. At the same time, it is important from the point of view of this activity that more than 201 thousand people got acquainted with the projects in the competition system. They were reposted, as is customary in the relevant systems, received thousands of likes, more than 13 thousand, wrote a lot of positive comments. Experts estimated the cost of those projects in virtual currency at more than 100 million rubles. From December 4 to 14, the Foundation will organize expert and coordination councils, whose members will determine the winners. According to preliminary results, the relevance of the announced projects is high, and their implementation will be important for achieving national development goals. This level is high.

Yulia Balabanova, SurgutInformTV ( Surgut): Good afternoon, Natalia Komarova, good afternoon, colleagues. My question is quite simple, it concerns the majority of residents of Ugra. Are we still working on December 31? A number of regions have already decided on an additional day of vacation for residents. Accordingly, the question is: what about us? Is there a ready-made decision of the regional government?

N. V. Komarova: There is no ready-made decision in this regard. I would like us all to take into account certain circumstances, which, at least, I think are important, when forming our ideas about this.

Such a decision can be made by regional authorities in relation to those for whom we are considered employers, that is, for the budget, state and municipal employees and budget institutions. As a rule, who is it? These are those who provide services to the population, those who serve people. In kindergartens, schools, hospitals, MFC, etc. Given the fact that more than 30% of workers in our region are employed in the so-called continuous production, wh ere there are no days off, for example, the well was closed and everyone went on vacation, this is impossible. State and municipal institutions employ 17% of people. This ratio, if 17% of employees have a rest, and 30 do not have such an opportunity, then how do we deal with these circumstances? I do not close this topic, this is not the first time we approach this issue. In this case, for our region, the determining factor is that our decision will be convenient for a huge number of employees, to whom this solution cannot be extended due to the specifics of the company's activities or due to the fact that the competence of the head of the region does not apply to these areas of activity. There is still time, let's think and discuss.

Sun Yiping, Chinese news channel China Central Television (office in Moscow): Hello, dear Natalia Komarova, hello, colleagues. First of all, i would like to congratulate you, all Ugra residents, on the upcoming anniversary – the 90th anniversary of the formation of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug-Ugra. This is a very important holiday, an anniversary. I wish you health, happiness, and prosperity. I wish prosperity to Ugra. By the way, my question is related to the anniversary. We know that this year Russia and China are celebrating together the 75th anniversary of the victory over the Nazis. I heard that your region has projects in which representatives of China are also involved. Could you, please, tell us about it?

N. V. Komarova: Thank you very much for your congratulations. Thank you so much for the good wishes to Ugra residents. And thank you very much for your participation in this work.

Indeed, we have a special project "North for Victory. Everyone for the cause of peace." We tried to tell about the contribution of our region to the victory in the Great Patriotic War, it is important for us.

At the same time, with the support of Rossotrudnichestvo and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the project "Everyone for the cause of peace" was launched on one site, which should unite civil society of Ugra and foreign countries. The goal of the project is clear, it is open, it is to preserve the historical memory of the Second World War and at the same time to present information and knowledge about the people who are the bearers of this project. We present information about historical heritage, the indigenous peoples of khanty, mansi, forest nenets, as well as little-known pages of history that are associated with the contribution of Ugra north to the Great Victory.

If we return to the section of the portal "Everyone for the cause of peace", then we conceived it as a platform for foreign partners to fill in their page, reflecting the contribution of their region to Victory, to preservation of peace on the Earth. We are planning another phase of this project in 2021. I hope that the epidemiological situation will return to normal and we will hold a presentation of the portal with participation of our fellow veterans on a separate schedule at the offices of Rossotrudnichestvo in various countries. And in the course of this work, we will organize a photo exhibition about Ugra, creative performances, tasting of products under the brand "Made in Ugra", we will transfer souvenir printed products about the region.

You are right, representatives of the People's Republic of China have already expressed interest and readiness to participate in this project, in particular, the memorial Museum of the Anti-Japanese War of the Chinese people is taking part in the project. We are in constant contact, despite the pandemic, we meet quite often online. Thank you very much for your interest in this topic. I very much look forward to your opportunities to share this information and attract civil society activists to our project. Thank you.

Natalia Pivovarchik, "News of Ugra " newspaper ( Khanty-Mansiysk): , Good afternoon, Natalia Komarova, I am very glad to see you. Publishing house "News of Ugra" is preparing a book for the anniversary of the Okrug. This is a book about the region, it is about people, ordinary people-teachers, builders, oil workers, cultural figures, athletes. "90 confessions of Ugra" is the title of our book. I would like to ask you a question: please tell me what you would confess to Ugra? What is the place of our region in your life? I want to hear something from you, maybe even intimate.

N. V. Komarova: I hope you won't publish it right away. After all, you prepared, and I improvise, by ear, as they say. But, I will share what I think. Based on the fact that I am responding to you here and now. By the way, I have already mentioned this, but it is important. Ugra is a territory, a land that has welcomed a large number of newcomers from different parts of our country and even the world, as we heard during the press conference. In this regard, the topic "friend-foe" is important. I want to confess to you, dear Ugra residents, that I don't know how you will regard this, perhaps with some self-confidence, but I did not feel like a stranger in Ugra for a single minute. Thank you very much, dear Ugra residents, for the fact that I have the opportunity to be a member of your big Ugra family! Given what is most in demand today, I want to wish us that each of us has enough compassion for other people. Thank you!

Moderator: We are finishing a big press conference with the Governor of Ugra Natalia Komarova. Thank you for your activity to all colleagues-journalists, to you, Natalia Vladimirovna, for your direct and comprehensive answers, which, I am sure, will form the basis of many journalistic publications. Natalia Vladimirovna, you have a floor.

N. V. Komarova: No express questions? I've already set myself up for the challenge.

Moderator: Natalia Vladimirovna, time is running out. There are a lot of questions left, we will summarize them and send them for processing.

N. V. Komarova: It is important. Everyone who asked questions should be confident that they will get answers. I will make a commitment to that. Those questions that do not require my personal participation will be resolved, and people will be informed by the heads of municipalities and executive authorities. Those that require my participation, some of which we have already agreed on, I will certainly answer personally. Thank you very much to all of you for your interest in our Homeland – Ugra, to what we live in. Thank you for your expert opinion, which was reflected in the questions. For me, it was important that you select questions based on what people are concerned about. This is how I perceive today's questions and conversation, that once again we are talking with Ugra residents about what we are most concerned about, worried about and what we think. Thank you all very much! Happy birthday, Ugra! See you soon!

Moderator: In the final, i will note that we have now managed to work out 34 questions, 34 topics together. See you soon!

N. V. Komarova: Thank you!


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