Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Khloponin

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GROZNY, October 4. /TASS/. The celebration of the 200th anniversary of the founding of the city of Grozny, which will take place on 5 October 2018, will be an important event for the whole country. This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Khloponin at the meeting of the organizational Committee on preparation and holding of the celebration.

“It’s not just a celebration – it is a very important event for the Russian Federation because we know, in what condition was the Republic recently. It is necessary to show the country what a terrible, what are we proud of him not only in the North Caucasus, but throughout the country. This event is under the control of the President of the country,” he said .

Vice Prime Minister noted that after the events of the 1990-ies, the city was almost completely destroyed, but he managed to recover in fact in record time, and “this is a positive occasion next year to spend a beautiful holiday not only for residents of the Chechen Republic, but for the whole of Russia.”

A decree on the celebration of the 200th anniversary of Grozny was the Russian President signed on 26 February 2015. Khloponin has headed the organizing Committee for the celebration, which included more than 40 representatives of Federal and regional authorities, as well as banking institutions, headed by Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Khloponin. In celebration of the anniversary has planned about 50 events, including restoration works of historical monuments, cultural events, sports competitions and forums.

On festive events in the years 2016-2018 is allocated 271,43 million rubles, more than 257 million of which is Federal funds. In addition, as noted at the meeting of the organizing Committee Minister for North Caucasus Affairs Lev Kuznetsov, the authorities of the Republic it is necessary to involve and private investors. According to him, “we need to consider the possibility” of their participation, so that they could “within existing budget constraints is also an appropriate contribution to the celebration to make”. “And now the Republic is preparing proposals on how companies could in these events to participate,” – said the Minister.

Restoration work

“The city of Grozny today has become a favorite city for all Russians, we have a lot of tourists. Today we decide how to attract more tourists, investments, and together with the Federal centre we are doing it. Today we are pleased to invite guests,” – said at the meeting, the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov.

The Chairman of the regional government of Abubakar Edelgeriev said that in 2016 in accordance with the plan of 14 events took place. “In the implementation of the carried out restoration works on the objects of cultural heritage. This restoration of the monument of the first oil well, which ushered in the oil industry in Grozny, the house at Putin Avenue, 34, the house on the prospect of Putin, 36, a house on the Avenue Esambaev, 2”, – he said.

Also carried out the restoration of the monument to the heroes of the Civil war N.F. Gikalo, A. D. and G. S. Sharipova Achieve, object of cultural heritage “the Obelisk to the heroes of Civil war of 1918-1920” and the mass grave of the Soviet soldiers who died fighting the Nazis on the outskirts of Grozny and died of wounds, mass graves of Soviet soldiers who died in the 1942 mass grave of red army soldiers. Touched by the restoration of residential houses and the Orthodox Church of the Archangel Michael.

Until 2018 the city will be repaired 12 state and municipal institutions, including the Chechen Philharmonic. A. Shakhbulatov, the Chechen drama theatre. Khanpashi Nuradilova and the building of the National Museum of the Chechen Republic.

The bridge across the Sunzha

Special attention is paid to the mayor of Grozny Muslim Huchiev on the state avtopeleng bridge over the river Sunzha in the Factory district of the city. “The issue is very important for the city of Grozny, for its transport conditions is a bridge in the Factory district across the Sunzha. This bridge is closed, it is dangerous to people, but very important for the transport infrastructure of Grozny”, – he said, noting that the impossibility of travel on it complicates traffic on city streets.

“If we can, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the city of Grozny to consider financing the construction of a new bridge,” Chochiev addressed to the Chairman of the organizing Committee.

Khloponin noted that the proposal will be considered, and “most importantly, was the project”.

Cultural events

Among the events dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the city this year, according to the approved by the organizing Committee to plan, held a children’s art festival of disabled children “Constellation” and the interregional festival of children’s choreographic collectives of the North Caucasus Federal district “Ivan – Ambassador of peace”.

For 2018 until October 5th in the Republic with the participation of musical groups from all municipalities in the region will be held Republican festival of folk art “happy birthday, favorite capital!”, jubilee international festival-competition of solo dance named. Esambaev, the days of culture of Chechnya in Moscow, as well as several cultural and heritage forums.

The Fortress Of Grozny

The Chechen capital is considered as 1818, when on the banks of the river Sunzha was founded the fortress of Grozny. In 1869, in its place was erected the town. Today Grozny is one of the largest cities in the North Caucasus with a population of over 250 thousand people.