Ilsur Metshin: “The pandemic is the not case when we really want visitors”
The Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin called on tourists to
abstain from traveling to other cities and celebrate the New Year at home. He
noted that the epidemiological situation remains tense worldwide. In such
conditions, it is better to avoid travelling, the head of the city emphasized
today at the Theme show on the Efir TV channel.
Answering the question of the host, whether Kazan is
waiting for tourists this winter, the Mayor noted: “We see what is happening in
the world, the situation has not become better. Lockdown was announced by the
majority of European countries. They choose health of people, put it above the
economy, and that's right”. He also added that Kazan is an open city, but all
events are focused initially on its citizens.
Despite all challenges, Kazan is ready to welcome the
New Year: this week, festive illumination shines in the city, almost all public
places are decorated- parks, squares, embankments. Sixty-five New Year’s sites
were prepared in the city for residents, the Mayor reminded. During the New Year's
holidays, about 130 open air events will be held for Kazan residents.
“There is everything for spending time in the fresh
air. I recommend a healthy lifestyle, recreation, with families and children.
We did everything for this, tried very hard to create a special mood”, - I.Metshin