The new administration of Altai to solve problems of Kumandin revival
The Kumandins are one of the most ancient Turkic-speaking peoples in
The present governor of the
This meeting resulted from work aimed at Kumandin revival led by the board of public counsellors of the chapter of the territory administration under the presidency of A.V. Osipov and the deputy head of the administration, Dr. soc. sci., professor S.I. Grigorev. The meeting resulted in a joint concept of development for the Kumandin people within the framework of the Federal Target Program of Economic and Social Development of the Peoples of the North. The programme, which is to last until 2011, was given a governmental status. It was also agreed that the Kumandins would gain ethnic-cultural autonomy.