I. Metshin: “Cultural trends should match a city with a world name”
Photo by Marat Muginov
by the Mayor of Kazan at the XVII session of the Kazan City Duma.
deputies and guests!
the issue of the development of culture in Kazan at sessions of the Duma
systematically, since culture is an important component that shapes the way of
citizens’ life. Today, Kazan is becoming a city with a worldwide name thanks to
large-scale international events, and cultural trends should match this status.
We heard in
the report and speeches that new creative collectives of different ages
appeared, as well as new traditions that went out in large scale to urban
areas: yards, parks, squares, and streets of the city. We created the
Directorate of Parks and Squares in order to organize this work.
specialists of municipal cultural institutions work with the population. Their
unselfish interest in their work, a great love for the creativity that they
create amazes sometimes. Today I especially want to say words of gratitude to
the employees of municipal cultural institutions: art and music schools,
libraries, children's clubs, houses of culture, leaders of creative groups both
children's and adults. Thank you for your work, for your contribution to the
cultural life of our capital, and for your new creative success! We also say
words of gratitude to all cultural institutions.
play a huge role in the life of the city. The theatrical life of the city is a
special world. Theatrical groups with their creativity increase the craving for
theater in Kazan from year to year, especially among young people. <...>
I thank the theatrical and creative collectives, the museums of the RT, the
Ministry of Culture for your active participation in the creation of all modern
conditions for citizens and the creation of attractiveness and recognition of
our city beyond its borders.
We have already said that the cultural traditions of the city are strong and
continuous throughout the long history of the city. It is important that,
despite the various difficult periods of the country's life, the system in the
field of culture is preserved in our city thanks to the far-sighted policy of
our leadership. No school of art was closed. Moreover, the departmental houses
of culture were accepted for maintenance at the expense of the municipal
budget. Today, these are the largest houses: the HoC “Stroiteley” – the
Cultural Center “Saidash”, the HoC of Lenin, the HoC of Uritsky – the Cultural
Center “Moskovsky”, the HoC of Said-Galeev. Things are humming in them even
now. Creative teams of different ages are engaged. Residents love these
institutions and they go there with great pleasure in their spare time.
<...> Rustem Minnikhanov, the President of the RT,
decided to overhaul the three houses of culture: the Lenin, the Uritsky, and
the “Chulpan”. And we need to
do the same for all other houses of culture.
means are not enough. I want to appeal to all those present in the hall, the
leaders, colleagues, especially the deputies of the State Council of the RT,
who took an active part in this. Take the supervision of the HoC and help us
find sponsors. I hope that we will repair all the houses of the city's culture
by joint efforts.
important that they start their work in a new way after repair. This is the
task of the Department of Culture: to continue work on the transformation of
the activities of the Houses of Culture. <...>
As for the
cultural filling of the public spaces of parks and squares, it is necessary to
continue the work begun regarding the organization of the quality of leisure
activities in the parks for our citizens. The Executive Committee needs to
intensify the activities of the established Directorate of Parks and Squares in
order for the citizens to obtain an accessible cultural service in our
Today we instruct the Executive Committee to develop <...>, discuss, and
approve a long-term municipal program, taking into account the main directions
of the Strategy-2030.