Russian President Vladimir Putin supported the idea of Astrakhan Region Governor Igor Babushkin to award Astrakhan the title of “City of Labor Valor”. This was reported on the Kremlin website.
During the working meeting, the head of the Astrakhan region made a request to the president on behalf of the Astrakhan veterans. Babushkin recalled that in September 1942, the 28th Army stopped the Nazis on the left flank of the Stalingrad Front, while 80 hospitals were operating in Astrakhan, and the headquarters of the Stalingrad Front was located.
“It was a major transport hub, and the industry worked, as they say, for the front, for victory. We have collected all archival documents, received the conclusion of the Russian Academy of Sciences,” Babushkin said, after which he asked the president to support the initiative to award the city an honorary title.
Putin stressed that the people of Astrakhan made a significant contribution to the victory over Nazism and definitely deserve the title of the city of labor prowess for the regional center.
Recall that on Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin is holding a working meeting with Astrakhan Region Governor Igor Babushkin. The head of state also discussed bilateral relations with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan by phone. During the day, Putin will have a number of non-public meetings.