They forged Victory in the war: 20 Russian cities awarded the title

Vladimir Putin Today announced a list of settlements that will be awarded the title of “city of labor merit” for significant contribution in achieving the great Victory. 20 in total, and each in the years of the war, he worked as strategic production and large hospitals. The title established at the initiative of the President. In support of their cities to the Russians collected almost eight million signatures.

To assign a high rank “the city’s labor valor” claimed from 28 localities. This new title is intended to emphasize selfless heroism. With the beginning of the great Patriotic factories from front-line areas were evacuated heroically — on an unprecedented scale — 3 thousands of businesses, 25 million people.

“Today is striking how people have solved the problems of such unimaginable complexity. Worked on a limit of human possibilities. Many examples when not only the workers but also business leaders, and Ministers have died there in the mud, was dying when put new businesses at the new location, well almost old enterprises were transported and put in a new place. But have managed to move thousands of kilometers into the country, whole sectors of the economy, for one or two months, literally from the wheels in the open field, to launch strategically important production,” the President said.

Nizhny Novgorod is one of the major defense centers of those years. Almost half of the submarines, every third plane, and every third tank was manufactured here. From Yekaterinburg, then Sverdlovsk — the front sent tens of thousands of tanks, self-propelled artillery and guns.

For the machines, not sparing himself, stood women and children, to replace the departed to the front men.

“How it all worked and I worked. But everything worked like? By 8 a.m. come and somewhere in the twelfth hour (nights) home leave”, — said Fedor Zhmakin, a homefront worker, Hero of Socialist labor.

So togethere forged the victory — and at the front and in the rear.

“The real labor heroism was exceeding more recently, yesterday’s student production jobs at 150 percent or more, and for them it was the norm,” — said Elena Malysheva, Deputy head of the Executive Directorate for the Year of memory and glory on scientific work.

On the fronts, the country has suffered an irreparable loss. But we survived. The feat of the people, impossible to forget.

Two days ago, Rzhev, the President opened majestic monument to the Soviet soldier.

“pre-war Rzhev had more than 56 thousand inhabitants, and when the town was liberated, it was only 300 people. When the Nazis left, they just killed people, civilians. Under their plans, the Nazis were preparing to colonize the lands of the Soviet Union. All who lived here — Slavs, people of other nationalities — were going to destroy or turn into slaves. To deny their language and culture. And these crimes of the Nazis and their henchmen, the genocide against the peoples of the Soviet Union, does not have a Statute of limitations. And this assessment must be unshakable in our legislation and in international law. I asked colleagues from the relevant departments to conduct ongoing work in this direction, including developing the principles laid down in the constitutional amendments,” — said Putin.

In choosing worthy to be called “labor valor” direct participation of inhabitants of the regions. Gathered signatures in support of each application, as part of the councils of veterans, and volunteer.

“Millions of people across the country voted, collected signatures, campaigned for his city. Indeed, it brings people together, evokes a sense of pride labor feats of our veterans,” said Andrey Turchak, the Secretary of the General Council of the party “United Russia”, Deputy speaker of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation.

as a result in Russia now 20 “mountainsrevenues labor merit” of different regions of the country. In Siberia it is an honorary title assigned to Irkutsk, Novokuznetsk, Tomsk, Novosibirsk and Omsk. In The Urals — Chelyabinsk, Magnitogorsk, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Tagil, Perm. In the Volga region “the cities labor valor” were Izhevsk, Ufa, Samara, Kazan. Ulyanovsk, Nizhny Novgorod and Saratov. In the Central part of Ivanovo, Yaroslavl and a small town Borovichi of the Novgorod region.

the announcement of the cities in Novokuznetsk watched live and the news was met with jubilation.

a Special pride for the staff of the enterprises with the heroic labor history. Filling mill at Novokuznetsk iron and steel plant — grandchildren and great-grandchildren of those who in 1941 started to melt tank armor.

“Here, have always lived a very industrious, loyal to our country people. This was, is and will be the city of Novokuznetsk,” said Sergei Tsivilev, the Governor of the Kemerovo region.

In Ufa on 26-m the factory did the motors for the legendary Jacob, and today have jet engines for the fighters of the 5th generation.

“for Us it was important to pay tribute to our ancestors, those people who forged the power of the army in the Great Patriotic war”, — said the radium Khabirov, head of Bashkiria.

In Nizhny Novgorod the title of “city of labor valor” called a historic event for the region and a tribute to the Gorky city. Here is the GAZ plant, the plant “Red Sormovo”, which has repeatedly won Red challenge banner of the state Committee of defense, had 21 aircraft factory.

“Our aircraft factory had 25, and sometimes 26 combat aircraft-fighters”, — says Nikolay Karamzin, a veteran of the great Patriotic war.

every day at the blast furnaces performed the feat and the workers of Magnitogorsk and is now called “the city of labour valour”.

As stated by the President, the decree about assignment calleds “cities labor valor” he’ll sign in the near future.

on Thursday Evening Vladimir Putin has signed the decree about assignment of the 20 cities of the Russian Federation honorary title “the City of labour valour”.