Indigenous people of Yamal will receive social assistance for purchase of housing

The head of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region Dmitry Kobylkin approved the procedure for granting social assistance for purchase of housing to members of the indigenous minorities of the North.

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Full-scale production drilling started in Novoport

Gazprom Neft began the programme of production drilling in the Novoportovsky oil field in Yamal.

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The Marine Board will hold a meeting in Salekhard in September

In September the capital of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region will host a meeting of the Marine Board on development of the Russian Arctic.

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Yamal’s Governor congratulated creators of White Yagel with their premiere at the MIFF

The creative team of the Russian film White Yagel , which premiered on the eve of the 36th Moscow International Film Festival, received cpngratulations from the Governor of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region Dmitry Kobylkin.

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Yamal’s reindeer livestock population is growing

Yamal’s reindeer livestock population has restored after the deaths in the winter-spring period. To date, the number of births of this spring’s calves already exceeds the number of dead animals.

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Eco-monitoring of Yamal’s undeveloped territories will be continued

This year's field work on environmental monitoring in remote areas of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Region will start in July.

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State Duma approved mineral extraction tax incentives for hydrocarbons from the Nenets and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Districts

The State Duma of the Russian Federation, in the third reading, passed the law on mineral extraction tax incentives for hydrocarbons produced on the Yamal Peninsula and in the Nenets Autonomous District.

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Preliminary results of the work of Yamal’s Anti-Crisis Staff were announced

On June 20, preliminary results of the work of Yamal’s Anti-Crisis Staff in the first 6 months of 2014 have been announced at the meeting chaired by Governor Dmitry Kobylkin.

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The main museum of Yamal has its own Armory now

The Regional Museum and Exhibition Complex in the name of I. S. Shemanovsky has a collection of copies of military weapons of the World War II.

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