soon in Russia there will be “City of labour valour”. Thus is immortalized the heroism during the great Patriotic war. Previously, this honorary title was not, but in the winter the law of assignment was adopted, and the selection of candidates. Yet to become the “City of labor valor”, filed 20 applications. On 1 July, the day of the referendum on the amendments to the Constitution, will collect signatures in support of candidate cities.
“I Think it is in every sense the right thing. Indeed,July 1, simultaneously with the vote on the amendments to the Constitution in our cities-candidates will be organized the collection of signatures in support of this initiative. Of course, this should not happen at the polling stations in the neighboring areas in the immediate vicinity. The ideal would be a street pickets”, — said Alexander Khinshtein, a coordinator of the project “Historical memory”, the Deputy Secretary General Council of “United Russia”.
the Light of 75 years of victory erupted furnaces in Novokuznetsk iron and steel plant. From filling mill — grandchildren and great-grandchildren of those who in 1941 started to melt tank armor. First in the world, because to them in open hearth furnaces this has not been done. Today they are in the silence of the Museum with yellowed photos send us his Covenant.
“Over fifty thousand heavy tanks were made of metal Novokuznetsk, more than 100 million tons of shells, more than 45 thousand aircraft,” — said Alexander Shevlyakov, a veteran labor Novokuznetsk iron and steel plant.
the Museum of Novokuznetsk plant is one of 400 collected here PCA machines, name plate: “Siberians from the steelmaker Chalkova”.
an Amazing story. Behind Alexander Chulkova 108 speed heats — record. He was awarded the State prize.
And from the Kuznetsovsky metal did the front the trains, rails, accessories, etcLa the famous “Katyusha”, helmets, mugs, and pots.
“in 1942, Kuznetsk metallurgists had achieved what Kuznetsk steel started to be German, and later surpass,” recalls historian Peter Lizogub.
Beyond the Urals brought the entire industry. Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk. Sent to the front fighters. Took the wounded. Tomsk has provided home products.
Dozens of medals, employment history — these family heirlooms veteran behind Ivan Starovoitova will always remind about the feat of labor as a frail 8-year-old boy has mastered the tough man profession, and became foreman of the farmers — the same school.
In December 1941 in Tomsk arrived the first echelon with the workers of the plant “Moskabel” and “electric cable”. After 4 months, the country received its first products. Literally in the field have established a manufacturing sapper and wire for field connection. And the men at the front. Eager to fight and the boys. But their battle for the Victory is to work at the bench with their mothers and sisters. The first entry in the work age of 14.
“he Worked from morning till night. Under one slogan worked its own country: “Everything for front, everything for Victory!” The whole country lived like this. At 800 grams, the working card. He studied the profession directly on the plant,” — said Elena Tretyakova, the daughter of veteran Victor Kashtanova.
In Nizhny Novgorod doctors, students, teachers — as one vote for the appropriation of the capital of the Volga region the title of “City of labor valor and glory”. The current work of the industrial giants — the fourth generation, whose life and destiny with the plants tied to the war. In these monuments at the entrance — tanks, “Katyusha”, the lorry is special and intuitive sense: the city-forming enterprise — GAZ, “Red Sormovo”, the 21st aviation and a lot other.
“what was produced and delivered to the front of the Gorky region, varies from 30 to 45%, the EUbe Gorky region gave more than a third of the weapons that were produced during the war,” — said Evgeny Lebedev, Chairman of the legislative Assembly of Nizhny Novgorod region.
Gorky machine-building during the war, forging the production of artillery guns: the famous gun Grabin is one of the symbols of Victory.
Television factory in Gorky, the current Nizhny Novgorod, and now produces a tracking facility. It all started with field radios. Communicator Evgeny Makarov from Gorkovskaya station RAF went from Moscow to Berlin.
In October 1941, the workers sent into the army the first echelon of the “thirty.” Marshal Zhukov then say: “This assistance came at the right time and played a major role in the battle for Moscow”.
Today, when the stocks of the plant “Red Sormovo” launched another ship, or when the Lower pass training flights, to watch are families with children. And think of belonging to something big and important, after all, that will not do one, will be able to generation.
And one fact only. In the distant Transbaikalia when sending to the front soldiers were first performed the song “I light a lot used to go, freezing in mud huts”. The song “my Dear capital, my Golden Moscow”, which became a war hymn of Moscow. This song was first sang tiny divisional station near Ulan-Ude. He sang about Moscow, far and in mortal danger. Sang about himself and the country that raised and rallied the love for the Motherland.
Text: “News of the week”