The Mayor of Kazan met with the head of Veliky Novgorod
Photo by Denis Gordiyko
May 21, Alena Miroshnichenko). Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, met today
with Sergei Busurin, the head of Veliky Novgorod. Participants discussed the
holding of the final stage of the National Championship “Young Professionals
(WorldSkills Russia)”, as well as the entry of Veliky Novgorod into the
Association of Volga Cities (AVC). The chairman of the AVC is Ilsur Metshin.
Novgorod delegation, headed by Sergey Busurin, took part in the opening of the
final stage of the National Championship “Young Professionals (WorldSkills
Russia)” the day before. Veliky Novgorod will take the final of the national
championship in 2021. “We came to see learn the way of organizing the
championship”, said Sergey Busurin.
of Kazan noted that Kazan also adopted the experience of colleagues in
preparing for holding large events. “Like people are not born with the ability
to sing and dance, so the cities and their mayors do not know how major events
are held at the beginning. All take the experience of others. We did this
during the preparation for the Universiade, while colleagues from other cities
told and showed us everything. Therefore, the best option is to see everything
with your own eyes”, marked Ilsur Metshin. He added that holding the
WorldSkills national championship for Kazan is “an opportunity to make
everything perfect for the world competition”.
One of the
topics of discussion was the entry of Veliky Novgorod into the Association of
Volga Cities. The Novgorod Oblast has unique transportation and geographical
position. The main roads, railways, air and water transport lines pass through
its territory, connecting St. Petersburg and Moscow. However, the air service
between Kazan and Veliky Novgorod is absent today. Velikiy Novgorod can be
reached from Kazan by train with a transfer in Moscow, St. Petersburg or Nizhny
of tourism development in Veliky Novgorod was also discussed at the meeting.
Thus, with a population of 224 thousand people, 600 thousand tourists come here
every year. Sergey Busurin noted that now their goal is 1 million tourists
annually. Last year Kazan was visited by 3 million 200 thousand tourists.
Andreeva, the deputy head of the Kazan Municipality, deputy heads of the administration
of Veliky Novgorod Irina Kormanovskaya and Alexander Matyunin also attended the