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Vologda Region Governor participated in a Federal Forum "Strong Ideas for the New Time"

The Agency for Strategic Initiatives together with the Roscongress Foundation held the Federal Forum Strong Ideas for the New Time.

The goal of the forum was to form a community of initiative people and collect 100 strong ideas that can give a new impetus to the development of the economy, technology, education, entrepreneurship and social processes.

The forum of strong ideas was supported by the whole country. Anyone could submit an idea - from an entrepreneur to a schoolchild - industry leaders, representatives of large business, government agencies, non-profit organizations, business analysts and consultants. The aim of the forum was to select 100 best ideas. As a result of the forum, the most promising proposals will receive support from the organizers and partners of the event.

Taking into account the adverse epidemiological situation, some events of the forum transferred to a remote and online format.

Vologda Region Governor took part in the session devoted to industrial tourism development. The Russian Government hopes that inbound industrial tourism will help increase the number of trips made by Russians within the country, double the number of jobs in the industry, and increase the contribution of tourism to the country's GDP.

“The Russian Government intends to actively develop inbound tourism. The tourism industry currently accounts for 10% of global GDP. For Russia, the development of tourism is one of the priorities of the state development strategy. The country sets ambitious goals on the horizon for the next 10 years”, stated Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko.

According to the Deputy Prime Minister, the heads of the regions reacted very actively to this initiative, since tourism can provide economic growth, employment of people in the industry and improve the quality of life of the local population.

Vologda Region Governor Oleg Kuvshinnikov noted that over 3 million tourists visited the region last year. Such Vologda’s specialities as Vologda Butter, Vologda Lace, Northern Niello, Ded Moroz and Vologda Made Product have won deserved fame and world-wide recognition.

In particular, Mr. Kuvshinnikov briefed on a new tourist route at the Cherepovets metallurgical plant. The Metallurgy Industry Museum at Severstal's site in Cherepovets is a must for people of any age who want to learn about one of the most historic, fundamental and important global industries. The first Russian museum of metallurgical production emerged in Cherepovets in July 2015. It is extremely modern with high level of interactivity and a huge amount of information available in different and digestible forms. Special attention is paid to moving objects and interactive exhibitions.

In addition to it, an interactive and educational centre Green Planet is a modern museum complex on the territory of Phosagro (Cherepovets). It is dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the main natural wealth - fertile lands, the formation of a careful attitude to the soil resources of the planet and the environment.

All in all, 27 enterprises in 13 municipalities of the Vologda Region carry out industrial and career-oriented excursions.

The Governor of the Region put forward an idea to allocate federal money to create exhibition, tasting, viewing platforms and halls at enterprises in order to develop and promote industrial tourism.

Vologda Oblast official website