If we talk about the features of the socio-cultural development of this territory [the Far East], then I think that we all agree with you that it is its remoteness. Not only from the centre of Russia, but also remoteness between regions. I mean, each subject of the Russian Federation, as it were, lives and, in the good sense of the word, brews a little of its own juice. And the second problem is, of course, a very vast border area. And we must all make sure that in no case do these territories become empty, that we do not allow an outflow of people from these border territories under any circumstances — Olga Yarilova, Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation.
The main thing for us is the audience that those content creators have, and the means of distribution of content and creative solutions to those people who are interested in it, who would like or could use it. And, oddly enough, having creative content and creative solutions does not always automatically mean that the demand for these solutions is satisfied. Because there must be appropriate means of delivery and distribution of these solutions to their audience. And sometimes these concepts swap places – you need to deliver the audience to the creative solutions. Because when we are talking about cities with a population under a million, or 500 thousand, or 100 thousand, we are talking about half of the population of Russia. No matter what creative solutions we come up with, no matter what investments we have, no matter what museums we open, the people who live there, especially the young ones will simply get tired of what we have delivered to them collectively at some point — Dmitry Mednikov, Managing Director, Russian Media Group.
But another characteristic of the Far East in general and the regions of the Arctic is, of course, the outflow of young specialists, our young and promising personnel, and not only to the central regions of our country, but also abroad. And, of course, in order to preserve the Far East, in order to develop it, we must all do something together. What we are doing now is we are creating a modern infrastructure, in 2024 every other cultural institution in the Far East will have modern equipment, will be redecorated and reconstructed, these institutions will get a new life. New cultural institutions will be opened — Olga Yarilova, Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation.