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    Indigenous peoples in Russia

    Of the more than 180 peoples inhabiting the territory of contemporary Russia, 40 are officially recognised as indigenous. While the Russian constitution and national legislation set out the rights of “indigenous minority peoples of the North”, there is no such concept as “Free, Prior and Informed Consent” enshrined in legislation.
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    180 peoples are inhabiting the territory of contemporary Russia. Of these, 40 are officially recognised as indigenous peoples 5 million Tatars are not officially considered indigenous peoples
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    2007: Russia abstains from voting for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
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Russia: Indigenous peoples of Kamchatka prepare for protests

Indigenous peoples of Kamchatka are concerned by the address of the Legislative Assembly of Kamchatka Krai to the Minister of regional development B.F. Basargin. In this address he proposed five southern districts of Kamchatka (Elizovskiy, Ust-Bolsheretsky, Sobolevsky, Milkovsky and Ust-Kamchatskiy) and two city districts to be excluded from the List of areas of traditional habitation and traditional economic activities of indigenous peoples of the Russian Federation approved by the order of the Russian Government on 8th of May, 2009, 631-r.

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