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People are the main wealth of the Voronezh region, said the regional Duma

People have always been and remain the main wealth of the Voronezh region, said Friday the Chairman of regional Duma Vladimir Netesov at the ceremony, state and regional awards.

The ceremony was dedicated to the 15th anniversary of its approval and inclusion into the State heraldic register of the Russian Federation flag and coat of arms Voronezh region. Honorary guests of the celebration were 23 residents of the Voronezh region, presented to the high state and regional awards.

Welcoming the winners, Netesov stressed that the Voronezh region has always been famous for its industrial, scientific, technical, and intellectual potential, but the main wealth of the region have always been people.

"You all have in common is that you will benefit the people and their country, their homeland. The ceremony of presenting state awards is an opportunity to thank you for your creative work and say that your work is important not only for today. You are working for the future, provide a framework for a new generation. Our common goal is sustainable socio-economic development of Russia, the Voronezh region", – said Netesov.

Among the winners – representatives of the educational and scientific community, healthcare, industrial and agricultural industries, as well as public figures and deputies of the Voronezh regional Duma. They received medals of the order "For merits before Fatherland" II degree, medals "For merit in space exploration". In addition, they were given the honorary title "Honored machine Builder of the Russian Federation", "Honored doctor of the Russian Federation", "Honored Builder of Russian Federation" and "Honored rescuer of the Russian Federation", "Honored worker of agriculture of the Russian Federation".

Netesov also welcomed new Honorary citizens of the Voronezh region. They became a member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Sergey Lukin and member of Bureau of Board of the Voronezh regional public organization all-Russian public organization of veterans (pensioners) war, labour, Armed forces and law enforcement agencies Anatoly Nikiforov.

Also awarded by the Voronezh region "For hard work and professionalism," noted the Chairman of Committee of the Voronezh regional Duma on physical culture and sports of Evgenie Hamina. And the Deputy of the Voronezh regional Duma JSC Alexander rybenko was awarded an honorary badge "For merits in development of agriculture of the Voronezh region".