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Residents of Novokuznetsk will choose the location of the stele "City of labor valor"

Residents of Novokuznetsk, which in 2003 achieved the status of "City of labor valor", choose where to install the stele, said in an interview with RIA Novosti the head of the Kemerovo region Sergey Tsivilev.

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin July 2, has signed the decree about assignment of honorary titles of the Russian Federation "City of labor valor" 20 Russian cities: Borovichi, Yekaterinburg, Ivanovo, Izhevsk, Irkutsk, Kazan, Magnitogorsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Tagil, Novokuznetsk, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Perm, Samara, Saratov, Tomsk, Ulyanovsk, Ufa, Chelyabinsk, Yaroslavl.

"Now the city administration with the residents determine where it will be installed stele. And when they decide, I will support the decision of city residents", - said Tsivilev.

The head of the region noted that the inhabitants of Novokuznetsk have since 2003 tried to achieve the status of "City of labor valor". "All it was waiting for, everything I wanted to. It is very important for Novokuznetsk. Before the war in Novokuznetsk was 169 thousand people, 64 thousand went to the front. Left women and children. And many are still alive! Veterans and many children, who stood at those machines. They are all getting older, and getting less," - said the head of the region.

According to the Governor of the Kemerovo region, during a meeting of the organizing Committee "Victory" in Novokuznetsk, a concert was organized. On street with observance of social distance groups in the region sang songs of the war years.

"Everything was on the background of the T-34 tank which stands on a pedestal and he participated in the solemn March on June 24. We have installed large screens, and I warned everyone that time of the organizing Committee "Victory", where will be Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, we are your concert will adjourn, and the screens display the accession of the President. And imagine, stopped the concert and turned on the screens, and here is the final part, which dealt with just 20 cities," said Tsivilev.

"And it was like all worried, like waiting to hear Novokuznetsk how worried and then happy. This was indeed a great joy, a great feast, and not only for Novokuznetsk, for the whole of Kuzbass. Because the whole Kuzbass understand what contribution did Novokuznetsk in the victory. And so this award for the whole of Kuzbass", - said the Governor.

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.