Ildar Khalikov unveils the Monument to home front workers

20 October 2011, Thursday
An official unveiling of the Monument to home front workers was held today in Leninogorsk town. Acting President of Tatarstan Ildar Khalikov took part in an event.

The local veterans’ association initiated the monument establishment. The contest for the best monument design was announced a year ago. The local Leninogorsk artist Vladimir Stepanov became a winner.

The funds for construction were collected due to the efforts of the whole region. Labor teams of enterprises, students, schoolchildren, administration made their contribution. Thus, in a year the monument was established in the Walk of Heroes of the Soviet Union.

Acting President of Tatarstan Ildar Khalikov marked that he visits Leninogorsk for the second time to take part in unveiling the monument. The monument to full Cavaliers of the Order of Glory was opened last year.

“But this very monument is a special one. The young and women had to serve for the Army working at factories and fields. I make a profound bow, dear home front workers”, Ildar Khalikov said expressing thanks to everyone who had made contribution into the monument’s construction and mentioned about opening of new memorials in the nearest time.

Acting RT President granted awards to the people who created the monument and unveiled it together with the Head of Leninogorsk region Ryagat Khusainov.

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