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Meeting of Council for Cossack Affairs

February 14, 2023, Moscow

Presidential Aide Dmitry Mironov chaired an onsite meeting of the Council for Cossack Affairs.

In his opening remarks, Dmitry Mironov noted that in the context of the special military operation, humanitarian and military missions became a priority for the Russian Cossacks.

The Chairman of the Council pointed out that, taking into account the socio-political changes now underway in Russia, the State policy strategy on Russia's Cossacks for 2021–2030 needed to be adjusted, and laws relating to Cossacks required an update. He also emphasised the need to enhance the work to consolidate the Russian Cossacks by combining efforts to support the Cossacks participating in the special military operation, as well as to promote the military-patriotic education of the younger generation.

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the North Caucasus Federal District Yury Chaika delivered welcoming remarks to the event’s participants.

Head of the Federal Agency for Ethnic Affairs Igor Barinov and Ataman of the All-Russian Cossack Society Nikolai Doluda put forward proposals to amend the Strategy.

First Deputy Chair of the State Duma Committee on Culture Denis Maidanov spoke about the Cossack youth centres’ activities to promote military-patriotic education.

State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Culture Alla Manilova reported on the activities of the standing commission to promote the development of Cossack culture in 2022.

Other reports at the meeting focused on the work of the Yenisei, Irkutsk and Siberian Cossack military societies, as well as on the organisation of the activities of Cossack cadet corps in the Trans-Baikal, Krasnoyarsk, Stavropol and Khabarovsk territories, Irkutsk, Omsk and Orenburg regions.

Relevant resolutions were adopted following the meeting.

The meeting was preceded by an awards ceremony to present state decorations, certificates, and commendation letters of the Council.

February 14, 2023, Moscow