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Volodin has commented on the title of "City of labor valor"

The decision of the President of the Russian Federation to assign the 20 cities of the Russian Federation the title of "City of labor valor" will perpetuate the achievements of those who forged Victory in the rear, without this it would have been impossible, said the Chairman of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin.

He stressed that the inhabitants of the Russian cities has worked tirelessly in the rear for the overall Victory.

"We support the President's decision to assign the honorary title of "City of labor valor" twenty Russian towns and cities, which ensured Victory in the rear. Children, women, the elderly malnourished, enough sleep, he fell down from fatigue, but worked, providing the front with everything necessary", - said Volodin, whose words are quoted by the press service of the state Duma.

The speaker also stressed that he was proud of getting into this list is his hometown - Saratov. According to him, inhabitants of the Saratov region is very important in the conferring the title of regional centre: during the war it was the center of a considerable part of the military-industrial complex, among them the Saratov aviation plant produces the Yak-1 and Yak-3, an oil refinery "Cracking", ball bearing plant, machine tool plant.

Volodin noted that inhabitants of the Saratov region and other regions recognition of heroism is as important as the feat of participants of battles.

"The President's decision will perpetuate the achievements of those who forged Victory in the rear - without the feat it would have been impossible. Eternal memory and eternal glory," - said Volodin.

The title of "City of labor valor" is awarded to Russian cities whose residents have made a significant contribution to the Victory in the great Patriotic war, ensuring uninterrupted production of military and civil production at the industrial enterprises and with the mass labor heroism and dedication.

In the cities awarded the honorary title, set up a stele with the emblem of the city and the text of the decree of the President, may 1, may 9 and the day the city will hold public events and fireworks.

Earlier the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed a decree on conferring the honorary title of "City of labor valor" twenty Russian cities: Borovichi, Yekaterinburg, Ivanovo, Izhevsk, Irkutsk, Kazan, Magnitogorsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Tagil, Novokuznetsk, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Perm, Samara, Saratov, Tomsk, Ulyanovsk, Ufa, Chelyabinsk, Yaroslavl.