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22:54 | Nov 28 | 2012

Neighborly Cooperation

Days of Yakutia were held in Khabarovsk for the second time.

The event began with a meeting of representatives of the authorities and the business community of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) and the Khabarovsk Territory. Notably, the agreement on cooperation between the chambers of commerce of the two regions was endorsed. The parties agreed to strengthen and expand economic relations.

The house of the business community was attended by about 30 Yakut and 15 Khabarovsk companies. The agreement on cooperation was also signed by the State Assembly of Yakutia and the Legislative Duma of the Khabarovsk Territory.
Conference “The role of Yakutia in the development of the Far East” was deemed an important event during which the prospects of development of the two regions and integration with other territories of Russia and countries of the Asia-Pacific region were discussed. In an interview before the conference, Dmitry Glushko, Vice President of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), noted that in 2013 the construction of pipeline Yakutia - Khabarovsk - Vladivostok would be initiated, projects for gold zinc and other metals mining as well as for wood processing would be implemented in Yakutia together with the Khabarovsk Territory.
“Neighbourhood gives us an opportunity to develop cooperation in economy, culture and science,” stressed Sergey Schetnev, a deputy governor of the Khabarovsk Territory. “We face the challenges of transport development, industrial facilities construction for the development of social and economic spheres of our regions”.
Scientific organizations and small businesses of Yakutia presented an exhibition of innovative projects. The citizens of Khabarovsk evaluated biopharmaceuticals and cosmetic products made of reindeer antlers; were introduced to new materials based on touchstone plastic, to probiotics technology and to cryostoraging of seeds in permafrost and a lot of other Yakut know-hows.
The cultural program of the event turned out to be very busy and diverse. Masters of the arts of the Republic performed a gala concert at the regional musical theater. “The Breath of the Olonkho land”, a ceremonial and ritual performance, specially prepared for the 380th anniversary of Yakutia’s integration into the Russian state, was one of the most spectacular performances. “Virtuosos of Yakutia”, a widely known outside the Republic violin ensemble, put on a public concert at the City Palace of Culture.
The State Concert Orchestra of Yakutia and soloists of the State Theater of Opera and Ballet named after Dmitry Sivtsev-Suorun Omollohon appeared in the Khabarovsk Philharmonic Hall. The concert program consisted mainly of classics.
A cinema festival took place in the “Sovkino” cinema where animation, documentary and feature films of such famous Yakut directors as Nikita Arzhakov, Mikhail Lukachevsky, Arkady Novikov and many others were shown.
The Far Eastern State Research Library hosted a book-documentary photo exhibition “From Yakut jail – to the East, towards the sun...”, which was organized by the National Library of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia). In addition to various publications, a portrait gallery of personalities, whose fate was inextricably linked to the history of Yakutia was presented there.