Tatarstan State Council deputies supported the proposal to award the city of Kazan with the honorary title “City of labor valor”
Today, deputies of Tatarstan State Council supported
the initiative to award Kazan with the honorary title “City of labor valor”.
This proposal was made by the Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin today at the VII meeting
of Tatarstan State Council. The appropriate petition will be submitted to
Russian President Vladimir Putin.
I.Metshin told about the appeals from citizens, non-government
organizations, and corporate teams to the Kazan city Duma and Tatarstan President
about awarding the title “City of labor valor” to the capital city of Tatarstan.
“The younger generation of Kazan is not indifferent either: there are appeals
from the Young Guard of United Russia and the public association "Victory
Volunteers", students and scientists of the Kazan Federal University, –
the Mayor said. – This indicates great patriotism and great love for the city,
its history, and speaks of a desire to give deserved honor and glory to the
labor feat of Kazan citizens”.
The Mayor recalled that during the Great Patriotic War,
Kazan enterprises produced more than 600 types of weapons, ammunition,
equipment, and provided non-stop operation on the production and delivery to
the front. During this period, 139 enterprises of the city were switched into
military production. More than 70 enterprises were evacuated to Kazan from the
Central and Western regions of the country. During the Great Patriotic War,
employees of military, as will as civil industries have worked nobly. Thus,
throughout the war, consumers goods manufacturing produced about 200 items of
clothing and equipment for the Red Army soldiers.
State Council deputies supported the proposal of Kazan
Mayor. In the near future, an appropriate petition will be submitted to Russian
President Vladimir Putin.
“We hope that the initiative of indifferent citizens will
be reviewed, and Kazan will receive this well-deserved title”, - summed up the
Deputy Chairman of Tatarstan State Council Yuri Kamaltynov.
For information, the draft law on the honorary title “City
of labor valor” was introduced by Russian President Vladimir Putin in the State
Duma of the Russian Federation in December 2019. Today, the document will be reviewed
in the third reading.