05 February 2014, Wednesday, 13:07

Konstantin Tolkatchev attended a meeting of the Presidium of the Russian Council of Lawmakers

author: Galiya Nabieva

The Chairman of the State Assembly — Kurultay RB Konstantin Tolkatchev attended a meeting of the Presidium of the Russian Council of Lawmakers. At the meeting chaired by the leaders of both houses of the Federal Assembly the priority areas of cultural policy in the country were identified. Lawmakers also discussed improving the organization of the legislative process in the Russian Federation.

In particular, parliamentarians and representatives of the regions discussed prospects for further development of cultural legislation and introduce amendments to the federal law "On Cultural Heritage (history and culture) of the Russian Federation.

Regional representatives also shared their ideas on holding the Year of Culture in Russia. According to them, it is necessary to accelerate the adoption of the Federal Law "On Culture", legally support the preservation and development of culture in small towns and rural areas, protection of intangible cultural heritage.