The sculptor Denis Stritovich, who won the creative competition of the Russian Military Historical Society for the best architectural and artistic solution, developed a sketch that is in line with the existing concept of the Victory Park, where the new stele will be installed.
The entrance group will be made of granite and bronze. The main goal of the project is to capture history and create an image of the time through photographs from the war years.
– In the Yakut project, the main idea is the theme of historical letters and photographs, – the author shared his idea. The head of Yakutia Aisen Nikolaev warmly congratulated the townspeople on conferring the honorary title of the Russian Federation “City of Labor”. He valued ”on the capital of the republic, on the creation of the wake project and thanked for supporting the patriotic idea.
– It was the initiative of the public of the capital that became the impetus for the start of a large work in several stages. The idea of the people was listened to by the direction of the district administration, later supported by the parliament of the republic. Subsequently, we received a positive expert opinion from the Russian Academy of Sciences, – said the head of the republic. Having such an important reason, Aisen Nikolaev asked the president of the country to confer an honorary title on the city of Yakutsk.
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Vladimir Putin supported the initiative of the Yakut people. On November 15, 2022, the anniversary year, when the republic celebrated its 100th anniversary and Yakutsk turned 390, the capital of Yakutia was awarded the honorary title “City of Labor Value”, thus praising the contribution of the Yakut people to the cause of the Great Victory The next day, Aisen Nikolaev instructed the government of the region together with the municipalities, to begin work on the installation of stelae in Yakutsk and Aldan with the image of the city coats of arms and the text of the decree . of the President of the Russian Federation by awarding him an honorary title. – Many thanks to the head of Yakutia, who launched all this great flyer of the state machine, and today we are proud of the well-deserved title City of Labor Value, – said Sardana Avksentyeva, a deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, in her speech .
He noted that bestowing a high title on the city is first and foremost a tribute to the older generation of the Yakut people, who are always remembered and honored. During the war years, the inhabitants of the republic showed a truly vivid example of selfless labor. 59 thousand workers of the home front were awarded the medal “For Valiant Labor during the Great Patriotic War”, 15 times the Yakut people received thank you telegrams from Supreme Commander Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin. Yakutsk, being in the deep rear, became an important point on the country’s military map, made a key contribution to ensuring the coordinated work of the “Alaska – Siberia” air route. For the needs of the front, the Yakut people handed over 39 tons of gold, at the expense of their donations, two tank columns “Soviet Yakutia” of 110 tanks were built.