Dmitry RogozinThe new body will help resolve social and economic tasks to develop the Russian Federation’s Arctic zone and ensure national security.

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MOSCOW, March 23. /TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a provision on the state commission on Arctic development issues and approved its composition, the Russian government reported on its website.

The commission will be led by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.

The establishment of the new body is called upon "to organize interaction of federal, regional bodies of executive power, local self-government bodies, other state bodies and organizations when resolving social and economic tasks to develop the Russian Federation’s Arctic zone and ensure national security," accompanying documents state.

The Russian president signed a decree on the state commission on Arctic development on February 3, 2015.

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