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In the new winter season, 32 sporting and mass participation events in nine sports are planned in Kazan: hockey, skiing, winter fishing and triathlon, ski orienteering, snow football, speed skating, figure skating and ice climbing. It is expected that they will unite about 30 thousand lovers of sport. Albert Salikhov, chairman of the Committee of physical culture and sports, told more about the upcoming events and the readiness of the city's sports infrastructure for winter today at the Business Monday at the Executive Committee of Kazan.

In winter 19 skating rinks with rental stores of more than 3 thousand skates will work in Kazan

This winter season the skate rental stores will open at 9 indoor and 10 outdoor rinks. Two ice rinks with artificial ice – at the stadiums “Raketa” and “Trudovye Rezervy” - were the first to start work this year. Also, a rink at the stadium “Motor” is ready. Presently, one half of the skating rink at the Kremlin embankment is available for mass skating, the flood of the second will be completed soon, the speaker reported.

In addition, Kazan has a large number of up-to-date ice palaces, where training sessions of the sports schools are organized, as well as courses for mass skating are provided. One of them is the arena with artificial ice opened in 2019 at the residential area Yudino. The venue became a training ground for the trainees of the “Strela” sports school and a long-awaited place of leisure for the residents of the district.

“In the near future it is planned to complete the preparation of six more rinks: at the Field hockey Center, at the stadium “Tasma”, at the Park “Black lake” and on Dubravnaya street. Another ice rink will open at the “Khan's yard” on the territory of the Kazan Hippodrome on December 21, and in January 2020 – in the residential area Zalesny at the recreation center “Solnechny”, - said A.Salikhov and added that this year in Kazan will be opened 19 rinks with rental stores of more than 3 thousand skates.

In addition to the grounds for mass skating, 78 hockey rinks will start working. On 39 of them the ice is prepared. The speaker reminded that every year the tournament “Golden puck” is held at the hockey boxes.

More than 1600 skis will be available for Kazan citizens at 12 skiing centers

Besides, 8 illuminated ski runs will work in the city: at the Gorky Park, at the village of Derbyshki, at the Park “Kruliya Sovetov”, in the residential area Chebaksa, at the stadium “Lokomotiv” in Yudino, at Gorkinsko-Ometievsky forest, Central stadium and Victory Park. Ski rental will be arranged at 12 skiing centers.

“In Yudino, the first stage of reconstruction of the “Lokomotiv” stadium is being completed. For today, the sports complex has been renovated, construction of running tracks completed, as well as a roller track and a shooting range, purchased a new ratrack, which will help to prepare the ski runs at the professional level”, – reported the head of the sports Committee. This season, the first ski start is scheduled for December 29 – there will be competitions in cross-country skiing for the prizes of the Federation of cross-country skiing and biathlon of Kazan. The traditional Kazan ski marathon is scheduled for March 7, 2020.

In the residential area Nagorny 3 ski-jumps will operate for professional skiers, while for non-professionals will open a track with a lift. The center also offers ski equipment rental.

“Sports infrastructure has become a great legacy of the major events held in Kazan. Today it works for both professional and non-professional sports, it is a base for our national teams, and for children and youth sports schools,” said Ilsur Metshin, the mayor of Kazan. He also stressed the importance of the program of the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov on the organization of sports grounds at the residential areas. “Today we have managed to cover almost all parts of the capital-the sites have been developed in the yards and at schools. The most important marker is a huge number of children and adults, residents of nearby houses, at these sites”, - the mayor concluded.

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 12:07:12 +0300
<![CDATA[Kazan will host the 2024 FINA European Swimming Championships]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/kazan-primet-chempionat-evropy-po-vodnym-vidam-sporta-2024-goda/

Kazan will host the 2021 European Short Course Swimming Championships and the 2024 FINA European Swimming Championships. The decision was made today at a meeting of the Bureau of Ligue Européenne de Natation (LEN) in Glasgow.

During the meeting, Kazan has presented a bid to host two championships. Members of the LEN Bureau solid voted for the capital of Tatarstan as the host of the next European Short course Swimming Championships in 2021, and also supported the city's bid for the 2024 FINA European Swimming Championships.

According to LEN President Paolo Barelli, Kazan has become a real home for water sports. “We are pleased to hold both events in Kazan, as in recent years the city has become the home of water sports, where our athletes are guaranteed the highest standards. Kazan hosted a number of major swimming events, including the 2015 FINA World Swimming Championships and this summer the European Youth Championships, which were outstanding. Kazan has the world-class facilities and an experienced team of organizers, today the Federation cannot wish for more”, - Paolo Barelli said.

Sat, 07 Dec 2019 19:33:45 +0300
<![CDATA[Inessa Klyukina: “I wanted to prove that physical limitations cannot shatter dreams”]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/inessa-klyukina-mne-khotelos-dokazat-chto-fizicheskie-ogranicheniya-ne-mogut-razrushat-mechty/

The founder of the Kazan project “Creative inclusive studio E-motion” Inessa Klyukina was named a volunteer of the year in Russia. The award of the all-Russian competition “Volunteer of Russia-2019” was presented to the winner by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. The award ceremony took place the day before in Sochi on the final day of the International volunteer forum, which was held on December 2-5.

Inessa was highly appreciated by the jury for the opening of the creative studio E-motion in Kazan in 2016. The uniqueness of the project is that it engages people with disabilities and without in creativity. Teachers, musicians, artists, designers, decorators, make-up artists and stylists are involved in the creation of performances voluntarily. For four years, 40 performances of the studio in 12 cities of Russia were attended by more than 6 thousand spectators.

The idea of creating a studio arose not without a reason. Inessa suffered an injury of the spinal cord in childhood and could not walk. By the age of 25, after several surgeries, she managed to get back on her feet. As Inessa says, she always wanted to be creative - she dreamed of becoming an actress or a singer, but without effort it is impossible to achieve a dream. “I believed in my will, and that helped me get back on my feet. If I succeeded, it means that others will succeed, so I decided to create a studio, I wanted to show people equality of opportunity, to prove that physical limitations cannot shatter dreams", - I.Klyukina said.

About her victory in the competition, she shyly says: “This is the victory of the studio, I cannot live without it”.

Inessa plans to further develop the inclusive studio, she wants to bring it to the international level and to show performances abroad.

This year more than 28 thousand projects were assigned to the contest “Volunteer of Russia”, more than 560 thousand people are involved in the development of these projects. Nominations include all areas of volunteer activity: the founders of the best social initiatives will receive administrative, information and financial support.

Fri, 06 Dec 2019 11:00:04 +0300
<![CDATA[ “Catwalk of mature beauty” in Kazan: eco-clothes and fashion show of 50+ models]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/podium-zreloy-krasoty-v-kazani-ekologicheskaya-odezhda-i-defile-modeley-50/

“Catwalk of mature beauty” finished the IV international charity forum “Good Kazan”, which was held in the capital of Tatarstan. 40 residents of Kazan acted like real models, among them were members of the city project “A cheerful person”. Fashion show of 50 + models took place the night before at the cultural center “Moskovsky”. The youngest participant of the fashion show was 52-year-old Valeria Vorontsova, the oldest model was 82-year-old Nina Bystryakova.

The vigorous aged models came to the catwalk under the spotlight with radiant smiles and a hip swaying walk. During the week, professionals from the fashion industry taught future models to walk properly with upright carriage and not be afraid of the spectators. Unlike the usual fashion show, the “Catwalk of mature beauty” focuses not only on the clothes, but on 50 + models. “The models differ in age and appearance, but all of them are united by a zest for life - said the founder of the project Anastasia Lazibnaya. – We are not aiming at making the participants professional models, but we want to show that the style of the senior generation is changing very quickly, and today grandparents are cheerful and active people”.

The project has been held for the second time in Kazan. Applications for participation in the fashion show were submitted by more than 80 women and men, but only 40 of them were qualified.

The most mature model was Nina Bystryakova. In her 82, she continues to wear heeled shoes– a woman must always remain a woman, noted Nina Bystryakova. “During the preparation for the fashion show, the easiest thing for me was to be in heels. I wear heels all my life, I even throw garbage out in shoes and with colored lips”, - Nina Bystryakova laughs.

 A total of 6 brands were presented at the show, as well as eco-clothes - fashion looks were made up of vintage clothes. “We misbehaved a bit and performed a show dedicated to a “good” fashion. We want to show an attitude of care towards nature and the idea that clothes can get a second wind”, - explained Anastasia Lazibnaya.

“This project gives an opportunity to senior people to express themselves and charge the emotions. The participants are happy, they have a furious energy, I am glad that the forum ends on such a note”, - said Marat Ismagilov, director of ANO “Good Kazan”.

For information, the International charity forum “Good Kazan” was held in Kazan on December 2-3. The forum was held under the auspices of the mayor's office of Kazan and ANO “Good Kazan”, with the support of the Presidential grants Fund. The forum was attended by 500 experts from Russia, Spain, France and Israel.

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 09:16:44 +0300
<![CDATA[The all-Russian festival of children creativity “A Good wave” ended with a gala concert in Kazan]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/v-kazani-gala-kontsertom-zavershilsya-vserossiyskiy-festival-detskogo-tvorchestva-dobraya-volna/

The III all-Russian cultural and charity festival of children creativity “A Good wave” ended with a gala concert at the hall “Academy”. Russian performers Yulia Savicheva, Yulianna Karaulova, Yolka, M-Band and others took the stage together with the winners – talented children with disabilities or disadvantaged children. All funds raised from the sale of tickets for the gala concert will be used for the treatment of 13-year-old Ayrat Zainetdinov from Tatarstan. An orphan boy needs an up-to-date hearing aid.

The festival “A Good wave” is held by the mayor's Office of Kazan and Igor Krutoy’s Academy of popular music with the support of the Presidential grants Fund and the government of the Republic of Tatarstan. Ilsur Metshin- mayor of Kazan and general producer of the festival, composer Igor Krutoy greeted the festival participants from the stage. The head of the capital of Tatarstan reminded that this year the qualifying rounds of the festival were held in 11 cities of Russia: Kazan, Yaroslavl, Sevastopol, Rostov-on-Don, Vladivostok, Novosibirsk, Kursk, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Kaliningrad and Moscow. “A good wave is boundaryless, and today in Kazan we will meet 110 finalists of the festival, I am glad to see such talented children", - I.Metshin addressed the audience. This year the project brought together more than a thousand talented children. Participants of the festival performed at the qualifying rounds. The best performances were introduced today at the gala concert.

A dream of the finalist, 8-year-old Volodya Solodkov from Kerch came true. Due to weak immunity, a systemic arthritis has been developed. However, this has not stopped him to show a talent, and Volodya Solodkov read a poem by Natalia Shirobokova “A nightmare” at the festival. Artistry and charm of the boy conquered the jury, which awarded him the first place in the category “Performing arts”. Volodya Solodkov dreamed of playing the main role in the children show “Yeralash” - and this dream came true and he received an invitation to participate in the shooting. This evening fulfilled a dream of 13-year-old Elisey Samofal from Rostov the Great. The boy grew up in a large family. Elisey is a real artist- he has been performing on stage since childhood, participates in many creative competitions. And as a real artist he needed a professional microphone. Yulia Savicheva gave him a gift with the wishes of a success in his artistic journey.

Yulianna Karaulova presented a certificate for costumes to the ensemble “Russian traditions” from Rybinsk. Several brothers, which are rising in a large (25 native and adopted children), but friendly family. They make a design of the costumes all together, but there is a need for tailoring the suits with the assistance of professionals. Among the guests of the festival was an opera singer Aida Garifullina, who presented Ruslan Saku an award in the category “Fingering”.

Gala concert “A Good wave” ended the first day of the International charity forum “Good Kazan”. Its opening took place today in the Kazan City Hall. Tomorrow the forum will continue its work in the cultural center “Moskovsky”.

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 23:43:59 +0300
<![CDATA[Igor Krutoy: “A Good wave - is more than words, but deeds”]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/igor-krutoy-dobraya-volna-eto-ne-slova-a-postupki/

Today Kazan hosts a gala concert of the all-Russian cultural and charity festival of children creativity “A Good wave” for the third time. Before the performance, the mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin, people's artist of Russia, composer Igor Krutoy, famous Russian performers Yulia Savicheva and Yulianna Karaulova met journalists and shared their opinions about the festival. “A Good wave” is a big, beautiful, kind and warm story. I am glad that it reaches all parts of our homeland. Moreover, we attract attention of people who can really help. We reach the philanthropists quietly dispersing a wave”, - Ilsur Metshin noted. “You see the result: the help reached a particular child and how it affected the fate of each of the children. “A Good wave – is more than words, but deeds”, - said people's artist of Russia, composer Igor Krutoy. In 2017, together with Ilsur Metshin, he initiated the project “A Good wave”. The festival is aimed at promoting the creative development of talented children, including children with disabilities and those in difficult situations”.

Over the years, the festival has expanded its presence and enlarged, the number of people who are not indifferent to the project has increased. This year, three new cities joined the project: Yaroslavl, Rostov-on-Don and Kaliningrad. Qualifying competitions were held in 11 cities, including Kazan, Sevastopol, Vladivostok, Novosibirsk, Kursk, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Moscow. In total, about a thousand talented children took part in the regional rounds of the festival. The winners were identified in the following areas: music (vocal, gesture singing, fingering), choreography, performing arts (specialty, staged reading). The total number of winners of the regional competitions, who showed their skills on November 29-30 at the final round, amounted to 110 people, 13 of them – from Tatarstan and 6-from Kazan.

A gala concert of the festival takes place today in the concert hall “Academy”. Together with the winners, famous Russian singers Yulia Savicheva, Yulianna Karaulova, Yolka and M-Band will perform. All money from the gala concert will be used to support 13-year-old Ayrat Zainetdinov - an orphan boy needs a hearing aid to compensate for hearing loss.

The festival “A Good wave” is a platform for joint creativity of all children, regardless of their physical health. On one stage, children from orphanages, children left without parental care, children from large and needy families and children with disabilities will show their creative abilities.

The event is held by the Mayor's Office of Kazan and Igor Krutoy’s Academy of popular music with the support of the government of the Republic of Tatarstan, the Presidential Grants Fund and the charity development assistance Fund “Good Kazan”.

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 18:36:42 +0300
<![CDATA[Ilsur Metshin: “Open-hearted people always have time for good deeds”]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/ilsur-metshin-u-lyudey-s-otkrytym-serdtsem-vsegda-naydetsya-vremya-dlya-dobrykh-del/

Today, the IV International forum “A Good Kazan. Charity and national projects” took place at the Kazan City Hall. It was attended by more than 500 people- heads of non-profit organizations, charity foundations, experts from 40 cities of Russia and other countries. One of the main topics of the forum is the implementation of the national projects aimed at improving the living standards. Today, non-profit organizations can be effectively involved in this activity, said the mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin.

“Non-profit organizations can be involved in the implementation of the national projects, and our task is to support them

Ilsur Metshin reminded that the project “A Good Kazan” was founded 3 years ago thanks to not indifferent citizens. “Day by day, the project proves that open-hearted people will always have time for good deeds, because of their desire and spirit”, – the mayor said. – For those who do good, there are no boundaries".

Today the project “A Good Kazan” has become one of the priorities of urban development of the capital of Tatarstan, I.Metshin reminded and thanked all the participants for their contribution to the development of charity.

Moral upbringing of citizens and their generosity play an important role in the development of the city– it is an important part of the life of the city and a huge driver, I. Metshin added.

“Implementing the project “A Good Kazan”, we are always guided by the principle “better but together”. And in this sense, non-profit charity organizations are the main partner and an integral element of all ongoing work in the field of charity,” the mayor said. Today the project “A Good Kazan” unites more than 70 non-profit organizations.

The plan of the plenary session included the question NPOs participation in the implementation of the national development goals and national projects launched by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“Every volunteer can put into practice his ideas and good initiatives”

For the heads of NPOs from other cities of Russia, the forum will become a start of new projects, said in turn the deputy head of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs Andrei Platonov. The Federal Agency for Youth Affairs conducts the project “Social activity” of the national project “Education” and participates in two more national projects – “Culture” and “Demography”.

“Support for the volunteer movement is provided in many of our projects, each volunteer can put into practice his ideas and good initiatives," A.Platonov said.

The head of the Association service of the mayor's office of Paris, Marie-Laurent Graveaux, also addressed the participants of the forum with a greeting.

“It is a great pleasure for me to be in Kazan and present to you the main aspects of support for NGOs in Paris, as well as to learn about the initiatives that are being implemented here”, - she said.

The forum “A Good Kazan” will be held on December 2 and 3, it will be attended by experts from all over the country, as well as the President of the International charity Fund “Together for life” Clara Arnal (Spain), the General Director of the Russian house Foundation in Barcelona Anna Silunas and others.

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 14:17:44 +0300
<![CDATA[Kazan project “A cheerful person” has won the competition “Healthy cities of Russia”]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/kazanskiy-proekt-zhiznelyub-zanyal-pervoe-mesto-v-konkurse-zdorovye-goroda-rossii/

Kazan social project “A cheerful person” took first place in the competition “Healthy cities of Russia” in the category Best project for active longevity. The mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin noted at the Business Monday that such a high assessment of the project is important for the people who are involved in this process.

“Every day the palaces of culture and libraries accept retired people and work with them. “A cheerful person” directly affects the mood of the older generation, – said I.Metshin. – We have an opportunity to influence the positive attitude of people, being actively engaged in the creativity and health improvement. We must do everything possible to increase the number of the project sites".

The award ceremony was held in Moscow, at the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation in the framework of the meeting of the Association “Healthy cities, districts and settlements”.

Azat Abzalov - head of the Department of culture- said that the competition was held in two rounds. Experts chose the most successful projects and programs aimed at improving the health and living standards of the population.

“A cheerful person” was the best project for active longevity. The head of the Department of culture reminded that “A cheerful person” project was launched in Kazan in 2016 and combined 13 creative and sports activities: vocal, folk and ballroom dances, fine arts and others.

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 10:48:52 +0300
<![CDATA[All-Russian Father Frost will meet young Kazan citizens at the park “Kaleidoscope”]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/vserossiyskiy-ded-moroz-vstretitsya-s-yunymi-kazantsami-v-parke-kaleydoskop/

Father Frost from Veliky Ustyug came to Kazan. Today and tomorrow the fairy-tale wizard will visit social institutions, needy and large families. On November 30, Father Frost will meet young residents of the city on a big holiday at the park “Kaleidoscope”. The all-Russian Father Frost told today about his plans and about the most popular wishes at a press conference in the cultural center “Moskovsky”.

The long journey of Father Frost together with NTV began on November 9 in Krasnoyarsk, the New Year’s hero came to the capital of Tatarstan from Perm. Before the press conference in Kazan, Father Frost was greeted by his colleague - Kysh Babai.

The program of the visit of Father Frost to Kazan includes a visit to the boarding school №7 for children with disabilities, the center for assistance of children left without parental care. Also, he will visit several Kazan families in which children with disabilities are brought up to fulfill their wishes. “The joy shared between people multiplies, and the pain shared with others becomes less acute. Therefore, I always say: do not be indifferent, be able to see those to whom your help may be useful. After all, sometimes, to become a magician, it is enough just to smile at a sad person, it will be a good deed,” Father Frost assured.

Father Frost will be waiting for young Kazan kids on November 30 at 13.30 at the park “Kaleidoscope”. After Kazan, Father Frost will go to Samara and continue his journey through Russian cities. The 52-day tour will end in Moscow with a big ice festival. ]]>
Fri, 29 Nov 2019 17:22:50 +0300
<![CDATA[The best merchandise item with the symbols of the city was chosen in Kazan]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/v-kazani-vybrali-luchshiy-suvenir-s-simvolikoy-goroda/

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Tatarstan in Kazan summed up the results of the city contest of promotional items and folk crafts with the use of Kazan official identity. The best item has become a clutch, created by the designer Irina Bezpalova. She got an opportunity to sign a contract with the Committee for the tourism development for the production of promotional items in 2020.

The contest was held from October 3 to November 21 among the manufacturers and craftsmen, working in Tatarstan. 25 works were presented, made in the unique style of the city - sneakers, boots, tea things, magnets, souvenir plates, key cases, passport cover, dolls in national dresses and more.

Daria Sannikova - chair of the Committee for tourism development noted that the main goal of the contest is to collect the most successful items using the identity of Kazan. The selection criteria were the correct use of the identity, creative performance, focus on tourists, the use of artistic techniques. Together with Daria Sannikova, the work was evaluated by the chair of the Committee on merchandise and goods of national crafts of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Tatarstan Dilyara Safina and her deputy Diana Basyrova

Daria Sannikova also reminded the local masters that the Committee is the right holder of the official identity of Kazan. “Until the end of 2020, entrepreneurs can enter into an agreement for the use of trademark for free. But it will be necessary to take into account the recommendations on the correctness of its use,” she said.

“Another important task for us is the active promotion of the tourist brand of Kazan not in the public areas of the city,” D. Sannikova noted. Therefore, a special guest was invited to the competition – the chief developer of the tourist identity of Kazan, designer and art director of Depot WPF Raushan Sultanov. For the participants of the competition, he held a seminar on the correct use of identity and its application in the production of promotional items, improvement of public areas of the city and the design of buildings.

The event was also attended by students of the faculties of design and applied arts, representatives of major tourist sites of Kazan, designers and representatives of advertising agencies of the city. ]]>
Fri, 29 Nov 2019 14:34:00 +0300
<![CDATA[Representatives of the housing sector of the Volga Region studied the experience of Kazan on renovation the water disposal system]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/predstaviteli-sfery-zhkkh-gorodov-povolzhya-izuchili-opyt-kazani-po-modernizatsii-sistemy-vodootvede/

The issues of renovation of the water disposal system and wastewater treatment facilities were discussed today at the Executive Committee of Kazan at a practical seminar of the Association of cities of the Volga Region. The participants of the event were representatives of the housing sector. Prior to the seminar, the guests visited biological treatment facilities of MUE Vodokanal, including the construction site of a plant for heat treatment of sludge, and visited the construction site of KNS “Zarechnaya”.

Deputy head of the Executive Committee Iskander Giniyatullin welcomed the participants of the seminar. “I am sure that this is a useful event, because all cities have similar problems in the operation of water utilities and treatment facilities,” he said.

First deputy General Director of the enterprise Marat Salakhov told about three major projects that are being implemented within the long-term investment program of MUE Vodokanal until 2028. The first of them is the construction of a new sewage station “Zarechnaya” with a design capacity of 20 thousand cubic meters per hour. The facility is planned to be put into operation next year.

The second project is the ceiling of the frames of treatment facilities, which cause the unpleasant technological smell. According to M. Salakhov, the problem was solved by modern technologies- some facilities were covered with specialized constructions that neutralize the technological smell, with keeping the technology of wastewater treatment.

The third large-scale project is the construction of a production facility for thermomechanical processing of the resulting sludge at the treatment facilities. Construction of the facility, which is necessary to stop the export of newly formed sediment to the sludge pit, has already begun.

Deputy General Director of Vodokanal also spoke about plans for the reclamation of sludge pitы with a total area of more than 100 hectares, which are located in the Volga region between the villages of Otary and Staroe Pobedilovo near the Kuybushev Reservoir. Marat Salakhov noted that there are no successfully implemented projects for the reclamation of sludge pits in Russia. More than a dozen different technologies of reclamation were considered.

One of the technologies of reclamation of sludge pits, successfully tested in Kazan, was the method of treatment of sewage sludge using quicklime and activated zeolite. It was carried out on a site of 64 sq. m. The testing, conducted in Kazan, aroused the interest of the participants of the seminar.

For information, the seminars for representatives of different areas of the urban economy are held in Kazan by the Association of cities of the Volga Region regularly. So, in the summer, the participants of the Association studied the experience of Kazan on the introduction of separate waste collection.

Thu, 28 Nov 2019 17:23:10 +0300
<![CDATA[Kazan citizens are preparing to win the “Catwalk of mature beauty”]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/kazantsy-gotovyatsya-pokorit-podium-zreloy-krasoty-/

On December 3, Kazan will host the second “Catwalk of mature beauty” – for one evening, Kazan citizens over 50 years will act like real models. Now the project participants are actively preparing for the festive evening- try on clothes, work out fashion shows and learn not to be afraid of the public. A correspondent of the KZN.RU portal talked to the participants of the fashion show at one of the rehearsals.

Applications for participation in the fashion show were submitted by more than 80 women, only 40 of them were qualified.

The oldest participant of the project is Nina Bystryakova. At 82, she is active and spitfire. Her routine includes fitness, folk dances and a swimming pool. Nina Bystryakiva also finds time to take care of herself. “Being a woman is a great art, you can’t allow a so-called day-offs” laughs Nina Bystryakova.

The longevity secret was shared by another participant of the project – Tamara Zemtsova. At the age of 80, she is actively involved in sports, eats healthy food, is fond of alternative medicine, as well as travels a lot, learns foreign languages, rides a motorcycle and shares her impressions on social networks. “I do not want to lag behind the youth, I am interested in everything, I love life in all its diversity,” Tamara Zemtsova explained.

Men also take part in the project. As Kamil Khabibov admitted, he participated in the contest because of his wife. “My wife was a model at the last show, she walked the catwalk like a Queen, and then I decided that next year I will definitely join her.” K. Khabibov said.

Professionals teach future models to walk the catwalk correctly. Albina Galieva- director of the fashion show noted that the project “Catwalk of mature beauty” opens new horizons not only to the participants but also to the organizers.

Wed, 27 Nov 2019 18:40:56 +0300
<![CDATA[A couple of ostriches Vasya and Masha settled in the “Zambezi River” zoo ]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/na-reke-zambezi-poselilas-para-strausov-vasya-i-masha/

Today new inhabitants appeared in the “Zambezi River” zoo - a pair of ostriches Vasya and Masha have been moved from the old part of the Kazan zoo. Birds settled in warm winter enclosures, where they adapt to new conditions under the supervision of the experts.

Last winter the ostriches arrived to Kazan zoo from Yoshkar-Ola at the age of three, and this year they turned four years. These are domesticated birds-before moving to the zoo, they lived in the farm. They have become a couple recently and this year, the birds already had the first eggs laying, but the chicks did not hatch out –the temperature conditions were not appropriate. “This happens, the chicks do not appear from the first clutch,” explained Elena Varfolomeeva, a PR-specialist – But in the new zoo conditions the ostriches will have an offspring".

After the ostriches were released into the new enclosures, they began to explore the new habitat with curiosity.

During the month ostriches will be quarantined under the supervision of veterinarians. At this time, they will get used to the new conditions and after the birds will be given the opportunity to walk outside. “They have been living in our conditions for a long time, they are accustomed to the cold and low temperatures if they are released for a short period of time,” explained E. Varfolomeeva.

In the summer time ostriches will spend time at the big outdoor area where they will adjoin zebras, antelopes and, in the future, with giraffes. The conditions in this enclosure are as close to natural as possible.

For information, last week 18 hamadryads and a pair of dik-diks moved in a new part of the zoo and in the near future it is planned to move blue antelopes to the new enclosures. The Zambezi River will open by the New year eve.

Wed, 27 Nov 2019 13:07:37 +0300
<![CDATA[Kazan is recognized as the best city in Russia for the living standards ]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/kazan-priznana-luchshim-gorodom-rossii-po-kachestvu-zhizni-naseleniya/

Kazan is recognized as the best city in Russia for the living standards. The award of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation was presented today in Moscow at the VI International forum “Growth or recession: which to expect?” to the mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin. The head of the city was presented a diploma and a statuette by Mikhail Eskindarov, the rector of the University. Along with the capital of Tatarstan, such cities as Krasnodar, Irkutsk, Grozny and Vologda were awarded in different nominations.

The winners have been determined by the telephone opinion polls, which were conducted from spring to autumn in 78 cities of the country with a population of more than 250 thousand people.

Among the cities of the Volga region, Kazan has the highest points in the following indicators: satisfied with the condition of their home (68%), the work of housing and communal services (57%), comfortable life in the city (87%) and others. In total, 31 criteria were taken into account, Kazan was among the leaders in all these indicators, which allowed the capital of Tatarstan to win the main nomination of the Financial University award this year.

“Of course, it is pleasant and honorable to receive an award of this level,” Ilsur Metshin said, “I believe that much is determined by the infrastructure projects that are being implemented in the city.”

Thus, thanks to the infrastructural changes caused by the holding the Universiade in 2013, the number of small and micro enterprises increased in Kazan, as well as the volume of their products. In addition, the city managed to train a lot of specialists in demand around the world, as well as to attract a large number of tourists, the mayor said from the stage.

I. Metshin noted that in the year of the Millennium anniversary Kazan was visited by 500 thousand tourists, and today this figure has increased up to 3.2 million tourists. “The infrastructure solutions are changing the life of cities. At the same time, people also change – they begin to believe in themselves and in tomorrow,” the mayor said.

The Financial University Living Standard award was established in 2016 to encourage financial and other organizations to improve the quality of services provided to consumers, as well as city administrations to improve the living standards of the citizens. The awards traditionally take place at the plenary session of the annual international forum of the Financial University in November.

Tue, 26 Nov 2019 14:26:02 +0300
<![CDATA[Yulia Savicheva, Yulianna Karaulova, Yolka and M-Band will perform at the “Good wave” in Kazan]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/na-dobroy-volne-v-kazani-vystupyat-yuliya-savicheva-yulianna-karaulova-elka-i-m-band/

On December 2, famous Russian artists Yulia Savicheva, Yulianna Karaulova, Yolka and M-Band will perform at the gala concert of the III all-Russian cultural and charity festival of children's creativity the “Good wave”. All money from the gala concert will be used to support 13-year-old Ayrat Zainetdinov- an orphan boy who needs aт ITE aid to compensate for hearing loss.

This year, qualifying rounds of the “Good wave” festival were held in 11 cities of Russia: Kazan, Yaroslavl, Sevastopol, Rostov-on-Don, Vladivostok, Novosibirsk, Kursk, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Kaliningrad and Moscow. They brought together more than 1000 talented participants. The winners were determined in the following areas: music, choreography and stage art.

During the festival, different creative and charity events were held throughout the country, aiming at performing that creativity is not limited to physical abilities, and friendship and solidarity will help to raise a generation whose values are based on kindness and mutual assistance.

According to the results of the regional rounds, 120 children were qualified, who will perform at the final stage of the festival on November 29-30 in Kazan. At the gala concert of the “Good wave”, which will take place on December 2 at the concert hall “Academy”, the winners in each category will be announced.

All-Russian cultural and charity festival of children's creativity the “Good wave” was founded by the initiative of the mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin and Igor Krutoy, people's artist of Russia, composer. The “Good wave” is supported by the Presidential grants Fund of the Russian Federation, the government of the Republic of Tatarstan, the Academy of popular music of Igor Krutoy, the Foundation for the charity development the “Good Kazan”. The festival started in 2017 and is gathering during 3 years talented participants- children in a difficult life situation, but, despite this, they continue to create and develop.

Tue, 26 Nov 2019 12:49:11 +0300
<![CDATA[In 2020, Kazan citizens will conduct the National Population Census online for the first time]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/v-2020-godu-kazantsy-vpervye-smogut-proyti-vserossiyskuyu-perepis-naseleniya-v-internete/

During the National Population Census, which will be held in October 2020, the latest technologies will be used for the first time. All citizens will be able to participate in the census online - on the portal of public services or mobile application. Roman Amirkhanov -head of the state statistics department of Kazan, announced this today on the Business Monday.

“In 2020, the online Population census will be held on October 1-25, the access will be provided to all citizens registered on the portal of public services and having a standard and confirmed account,” R. Amirkhanov explained.

Also, it will be possible to conduct the online census in the mobile application and MFCs. Each participant will receive a digital and QR code as confirmation. When the census taker comes, it will be necessary to show the code.

The Population Census starts on October 4. The census takers will use tablet computers with electronic census forms. “Paper census forms will be used only as a backup method of collecting information.” “Digital technologies are now being used for the National Census. It is important to explain new opportunities to the residents of the city”, – said the mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin.

“The Population census is the only reliable source of data on the number, composition of households, marital status, level of education, national composition of the population, language proficiency,” R. Amirkhanov said. The beginning of data collection is scheduled for October 1, 2020.  

Presently, the information base of the forthcoming census is being formed, the lists of houses and actual addresses of the population are being updated. In addition, a Commission for the National population census was established in Kazan, chaired by the head of the Executive Committee Denis Kalinkin.

In total, more than 3 thousand people, including about 2.5 thousand census takers, are involved in the conducting of the Population census in Kazan. ]]>
Mon, 25 Nov 2019 13:11:34 +0300
<![CDATA[I. Metshin on the prefect of the Old town: “Experience and knowledge of the urban economy issues tilted the balance in his favor”]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/i-metshin-o-prefekte-starogo-goroda-opyt-i-znanie-problem-gorodskogo-khozyaystva-sklonili-chashu-ves/

The post of the Old town prefect was taken by Robert Garipov, who previously worked as the first Deputy head of the administration of the Aviastroitelny and Novo-Savinovsky districts of Kazan. This was announced at the Business Monday meeting by the mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin. He noted that the fundamental criteria for the selection of this candidate during the public competition was his experience and knowledge of urban issues.

The mayor of Kazan noted that the career of Robert Garipov is an example of social elevator in the Republic. “He began to work in the Sports Committee when he was a student, then he has become the head of the department of the Committee of Economics, worked at a large district with industrial enterprises. More than a year working under the leadership of Timur Alibaev, head of the administration of Aviastroitelny and Novo-Savinovsky districts, in one of the largest districts of Kazan under the guidance of the experienced person. In the final, we have been choosing between two candidates, but the experience and knowledge of urban economy issues of Robert Garipov tilted the balance in his favor,” the mayor explained.

The final stage of the competition for the post of a prefect was held last week at the Executive Committee. Since October 21, a total of 11 applications have been accepted. Among the finalists, in addition to Robert Garipov, there were 5 more people: Rustam Ramazanov -General Director of Dorstroy Komplektatsiya LLC, Deputy of the Kazan city duma, Ramil Sadriev -PhD student of KFU, Marsel Fattakhov- head of the research department for drilling and grouting solutions of Kogalymnipineft LLC, Ilnur Shakirov- head of the department for the development of languages and interaction with NGOs of the Kazan Executive Committee, Renat Shamsutdinov - first deputy head of the housing policy Department of Kazan.

According to I. Metshin, such events allow to identify talented people who can later join the team of the Executive Committee. He noted that one of the main desires of the residents is a request to become successful and have a good career. “It's great that young people have a desire to grow, change and achieve. But in addition to the desire, you need to have knowledges and work hard. Today, the job market has a lot of offers where you can realize yourself and succeed,” - summed up the mayor. ]]>
Mon, 25 Nov 2019 12:55:26 +0300
<![CDATA[Candidates for the position of Old town prefect presented their vision of the development of the Old Tatar Settlement]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/kandidaty-na-dolzhnost-prefekta-starogo-goroda-predstavili-svoe-videnie-razvitiya-staro-tatarskoy-sl/

The final stage of competition for the position of Old town prefect took place at the Executive Committee of Kazan. At the meeting of the Expert Council, chaired by the mayor Ilsur Metshin, six candidates presented their vision of the development of the Old Tatar Settlement.

Competition for the position of prefect started on October 21. A total of 11 applications were accepted. The finalists of the competition have become- Robert Garipov, the first deputy head of the administration of Aviastroitelny and Novo-Savinovsky districts, Rustam Ramazanov, CEO of Dorstroy Komplektatsiya LLC, Deputy of the Kazan city duma, Ramil Sadriev ,PhD student of KFU, Marsel Fattakhov, head of the Department of research works on drilling and grouting solutions of KogalymNIPIneft LLC, Ilnur Shakirov, head of the department for the development of languages and interaction with NGOs of the Kazan Executive Committee, Renat Shamsutdinov, first deputy head of the housing policy department of Kazan.

The final competition and presentations of the development concept were assessed by Evgenia Lodvigova, vice-mayor of Kazan, Denis Kalinkin, head of the Executive Committee, Evgeni Varakin, head of the Staff of the Executive Committee, Gulnara Musina, head of the personnel policy. The decision on appointment will be made after discussion of the presented concepts by the members of the Expert Council.

Fri, 22 Nov 2019 18:07:37 +0300
<![CDATA[The hamadryas and dik- diks became new inhabitants of the "Zambezi River" ]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/novymi-obitatelyami-reki-zambezi-stali-gamadrily-i-dik-diki/

African animals continue to settle at the new part of the Kazan zoo the “Zambezi River”. 18 hamadryas and a pair of dik-diks moved to the cozy spacious enclosures.

The heated enclosures were prepared for the new inhabitants of the zoo: for comfortable accommodation in winter, the temperature in the enclosures should be above +25C. Primates live in two families, where the dominant role is assigned to males Iskander and Andrei. “The hamadryas are very strong, they have a strict hierarchy: if the male does not like something, the females, in their turn, behave aggressively as well, so we gave them anesthesia during transportation. It was more comfortable for the animals and safer for employees, " explained Tatiana Ganibayeva, the head of the exotarrium.

The hamadryas assimilate to a new place slowly. For faster adaptation, the staff of the Zoo accustom the animals to the schedule – blow the whistle when it's meal time and walk. By the way, in the autumn-winter period, the hamadryas have a special meal.  “Primates have switched to autumn-winter conditions, their diet increased of fruits, including citrus fruits, and vegetables. We also give them vitamins, in particular, calcium, which is contained in chalk: if the hamadryas do not get calcium, they will lick the walls of the enclosures,” T. Ganibayeva explained.

In the winter season, primates walk at special enclosures. There are hammocks and ropes for them, and the floor of the room is powdered with sand. Usually they walk about 15 minutes a day.

As Tatyana Ganibayeva told, in the summer hamadryas will be transferred to an outdoor enclosure with an area of 3 thousand square meters, where they will coexist with an elephant. On the perimeter of the enclosure, a special fence with a small voltage is installed – it will prevent them to jump over the fence.

The female and male dik-diks also moved into the new home. They are one of the smallest antelopes in the world. The weight of an adult animal is only 4.5-5 kg.  Tatiana Buslova, the head of the department of ungulates, said that in nature, dik-diks live in pairs, so they were settled together in the zoo. “Dik-Diks move synchronously, the male is always near the female, protecting her and creating conditions for their joint life,” T. Buslova said and added that dik-diks are very timid animals, so for their quick adaptation, the zoo staff try to contact them less.

Dik-diks’ enclosure is similar to the natural environment of their habitat- around the perimeter there are stones and leaves, which, by the way, the animals not only eat, but also used as a shelter when scared. In the summer, dik-diks will move to the outdoor enclosures.

The resettlement of animals in new enclosures began on October 30. The meerkats, crocodiles, herons, Brazza’s monkeys, lemurs, herons and others have already moved into spacious comfortable enclosures. In the near future, the ostriches and marabou, a zebra and a wildebeest will move to the zoo.

For information, the “Zambezi River” zoo will open till the New year eve. The territory of Kazan zoo has been increased three times after the reconstruction– from 7 to 21 hectares. the zoo is divided into three parts: “The Zambezi River”, in which African animals will settle, “The Amazon River”- for animals of South America, and the territory with animals from different parts of Russia. It is planned that all three parts will be connected by bridges and a tunnel. ]]>
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 17:10:51 +0300
<![CDATA[The voting for the participants of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 starts on November 22]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/22-noyabrya-startuet-golosovanie-za-uchastnikov-mezhdunarodnogo-detskogo-evrovideniya/

The voting for the participants of the international Junior Eurovision Song Contest starts on November 22, Russia will be represented by the duet of Tatiana Mezhentseva and Denberel Oorzhak. The final of the contest will take place in Gliwice, Poland.

According to this year regulations, viewers can also vote for their own country’s song. Online voting starts on the official website of Junior Eurovision Song Contest on November 22 at 22.00 (Moscow time) and will run until November 24 18.00. The second phase of the online voting will start after the last performance, the voting window opens up for 15 minutes.

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 will be broadcast live on two federal channels - Karusel and NTV and will begin at 18.00.

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 14:54:20 +0300
<![CDATA[House №112 on Dekabristov street in Kazan is fully adapted for visually impaired residents]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/dom-112-po-ul-dekabristov-v-kazani-polnostyu-adaptirovali-dlya-slabovidyashchikh-zhiltsov/

The mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin inspected the overhaul of the house № 112 on Dekabristov street, which was fully adapted for visually impaired residents. At the renovated house the outdated utilities were replaced, as well as the corduroy tactile paving, handrails with floor numbering and “smart” intercoms were installed. In 2020, the yard will be landscaped and recreated according to preserved old photos.

“Wherever we conduct an overhaul, we work in dialogue with the citizens”

The overhaul works started in June 2019, and were completed in September. According to the Director of the contractor OOO “RSK Aviator+” Alexey Ivanov, the face and entrance space of the building were updated, the systems of water supply, sanitation and heat supply have been renovated.

The tactile paving was used to mark the entrance, as well as the indoor stairs. In all lobbies were installed the handrails with floor numbering. Anti-spam letter-boxes, at the request of the residents were also relief identified.

The yard of houses № 112 and 114 on Dekabristov street will be renovated under the Republican program

The renovation of the yard area of houses №112 and 114 on Dekabristov street is planned for 2020. After the works on replacement of an asphalt covering, the yard will be connected by foot walks with the square on Dekabristov str. and Volgogradskaya str.

“We aimed at preserving and recreating the fortress, which was located in this yard before, – said the head of administration of the Kirovsky and Moscovsky districts Sergei Mironov – One of the tenants found an old photo of the yard. Today we have already restored one part, and in the future, we will make wooden frame”.

The house № 4 on Chkalov street was decorated with graffiti in aviation style

The mayor also inspected the house № 4 on Chkalov str. where the overhaul was carried out this year. In a four-storey building built in 1959, the heating, cold water supply, sewerage and electricity systems were repaired, temperature control units were installed. The face of the house was decorated in aviation style, and the main decoration of the building was a graffiti depicting the Soviet pilot, Hero of the USSR Valery Chkalov.

Also, I. Metshin inspected the yard of the houses on Chkalov str., 2 and 4 and on Krasnokokshayskaya str., 158. The yard area was landscaped, new rubber coating, a playground and benches were installed, as well as the new trash enclosers.

Thu, 21 Nov 2019 14:15:36 +0300
<![CDATA[Cooperation between the capital of Tatarstan and Hangzhou (China) was discussed at the Executive Committee of Kazan]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/v-ispolkome-kazani-obsudili-voprosy-sotrudnichestva-stolitsy-rt-i-kitayskogo-khanchzhou/

Today, representatives of the Executive Committee of Kazan met with a delegation from the Chinese city of Hangzhou at the Kazan City Hall. The parties discussed the issues of cooperation in IT and tourism.

Evgenia Lodvigova, vice-mayor of Kazan, addressed the guests from China with a welcoming speech. She recalled that agreement on twin towns relations between Kazan and Hangzhou was signed in 2003. Similar agreements have also been signed with the Chinese cities of Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Xi'an.

In turn, vice-mayor of Hangzhou municipal government Khe Jixin noted that Kazan can be proud not only of a rich history, but also of its economy. “The economy of your city is developing progressively, we will be happy to work with you in this field,” Khe Jixin said, adding that Hangzhou, as well as Kazan, is developing information technology.

At the end of the meeting, it was decided to develop a program of events for the next year aimed at strengthening of friendly ties.

The meeting was attended by Director of the Committee for tourism development Daria Sannikova, acting Chairman of the Committee for economic development Guzel Mingazova, head of the ITC Department Rifat Khannanov.

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 17:30:51 +0300
<![CDATA[In 2020, 351 Kazan yards will be equipped with new trash enclosures for separate waste collection]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/v-2020-godu-po-programme-nash-dvor-v-kazani-oboruduyut-219-konteynernykh-ploshchadok-dlya-razdelnogo/

In 2020, 351 Kazan yards will be equipped with new trash enclosures for separate waste collection – 219 by the Republican program “Our yard”, 132 - by the property management companies of the city. This was announced today at a meeting of the city command center on the implementation of separate waste collection at the Executive Committee, which was chaired by the mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin.

1243 sites were designated for separate trash enclosures in Kazan

In Kazan, there are 1640 trash enclosure sites, including 342 municipal, and 438 hopper sites. 7953 enclosures are used for waste storage, among them1526 are municipal. Iskander Giniyatullin, deputy head of the Executive Committee, said that 1243 sites have been designated for separate trash enclosures in the city – this is 76% of the total number, for large property management companies it reaches 98%. The regional operator purchased and installed 500 Euro-bins for the municipality.

“As a result of the implementation of separate waste storage, the amount of waste sent to processing at the sorting facilities increased from 7 to 15%," I. Giniyatullin said.

In 2010, 300 kg of waste per person, by 2018-500 kg

The environment project on separate waste collection and eco-education of young Kazan citizens continues in the schools, where more than 200 thousand children are studying. Though, with the parents, grandparents, the coverage is more than half of the population of the city, said Rustem Gafarov - the first deputy head of the Executive Committee.

All schools are provided with sets for dual collection, outdoor Euro-bins, R. Gafarov noted. “The disposition is carried out at the request of the educational facility. The separate waste disposition is fulfilled partially, weekly disposition is carried out at 68 institutions, - the first deputy head of Executive Committee noted.

The next stage will become the implementation of separate waste collection at preschool facilities.

“We will not be able to find a solution to this global issue without systemic measures”

Summing up, the mayor of Kazan noted the need for timely waste disposition from the trash enclosure sites of the residential complexes and settlements. He stressed that there should be no situations when separated waste is taken out by a single garbage truck, especially from the educational facilities. In addition, there should be an appropriate maintenance of trash enclosures.

“Kazan should be a model throughout Russia. The main prize is the city in which we live and the next generations will continue to live,” I. Metshin stressed. According to him, the issues of separate waste collection should be a priority. “We will not be able to find a solution to this global issue without systemic measures,” the mayor added.

Denis Kalinkin, head of the Executive Committee, Dmitry Anisimov, chair of the Housing and communal services Committee, Almir Kurbanov, deputy General Director of OOO “UK PJKH” and heads of property management companies of the city took part in the work of the command center.

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 18:14:56 +0300
<![CDATA[A survey on the installation of observation wheel at the park named after Uritsky started on the portal KZN.RU ]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/na-portale-kzn-ru-startoval-opros-po-ustanovke-kolesa-obozreniya-v-parke-im-uritskogo/

A survey started on the portal KZN.RU on the installation of the observation wheel at the park named after Uritsky in Kazan. A private investor OOO “Panorama” issued a proposal to install a 36 meter-height wheel. The project is under consideration now. Representatives of the investing company and the Directorate of parks squares discussed the concept with citizens of Kazan at the public meeting on November 14.

It is planned that the observation wheel will have 14 covered heated cabins for 4-6 people, the time of full rotation will be apprpox.7-12 minutes. The investor notes that it will match the park’s culture and will bring diversity to entertainment options. It is proposed to locate the observation wheel at the territory close to the end of the lake channel.

The voting will run until November 25, the results will be released on social networking sites of the Directorate of parks and squares.

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 11:01:20 +0300
<![CDATA[On December 2, Kazan will host a gala concert of the festival “the Good Wave”]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/2-dekabrya-v-kazani-proydet-gala-kontsert-festivalya-dobraya-volna/

More than a thousand children from all over Russia took part in the qualifying stages of the all-Russian cultural and charity festival of children creativity “the Good Wave” this year. On December 2, the winners of the contest will perform together with Russian pop stars at a gala concert in Kazan, said today Rustem Gafarov, first deputy head of the Executive Committee.

Qualifying stages of the festival were held in 11 cities of Russia this year: Kazan, Yaroslavl, Sevastopol, Rostov-on-Don, Vladivostok, Novosibirsk, Kursk, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Kaliningrad and Moscow.

At the gala concert, which will be held on December 2 at the International information center (Universiade Village, 35), Russian pop stars will perform together with the guys, whose names are still kept secret.

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 12:22:23 +0300
<![CDATA[Ilsur Metshin: “It's time to involve republican organizations into a dialogue on charity”]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/ilsur-metshin-prishlo-vremya-privlech-respublikanskie-organizatsii-k-dialogu-o-blagotvoritelnosti/

The forum “Good Kazan”, which will be held in the capital of Tatarstan on December 2 - 3, 2019, for the first time entered the international level. Rustem Gafarov , first deputy head of the Executive Committee, said at the Business Monday, that forum will be attended by the head of the Association service of the Paris mayor's office Marie Laurent Graveaux, President of the International charity fund “Together for life” Clara Arnal (Spain), Director General of the Russian House in Barcelona Anna Silunas and other experts. Presently, more than 40 cities are registered to participate in the forum, said Marat Ismagilov, director of ANO “Good Kazan”.

“The forum is an annual pinnacle event that marks our great work on the city project “Good Kazan”, – said Ilsur Metshin. – At the forum, we sum up the results, talk about new trends and issues in promotion of charity. In the course of discussions with experts, we have found the ways to solve certain issues. We see the effectiveness of this format of communication, the benefits that appeared due to our joint dialogue with representatives of business and charitable organizations.”

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 12:18:47 +0300
<![CDATA[Russia chairs the UN Advisory Committee of Local Authorities for the first time]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/rossiya-vpervye-vozglavila-vsemirnuyu-assotsiatsiyu-merov-gorodov-pri-oon/

Ilsur Metshin, mayor of Kazan, was elected as Chairperson of the United Nations Advisory Committee of Local Authorities (UNACLA). This decision was made at the VI UCLG World Congress, which was held on November 11-15 in Durban, South Africa.

For the first time such a high position is held by a representative of the Russian Federation. Among the candidates were the mayor of Lisbon Fernando Medina, mayor of Barcelona Ada Colau and Mohamed Boudra, Chairman of the Moroccan Association of Presidents of Municipal Councils.

“In a global world, cities face similar challenges, no matter where they are located. We need to improve cooperation between municipalities, increase their role in solving global challenges, share best practices in order to make life more comfortable for our citizens,” Ilsur Metshin said.

A Chairperson of the UN Advisory Committee of local authorities is elected for 3 years. The Committee consists of 20 representatives of the UN-Habitat (the UN Human Settlements Programme) and UCLG.

The UN Advisory Committee of local authorities represents the interests of 323 thousand municipalities, metropolises and regions around the world.

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 09:26:49 +0300
<![CDATA[Projects of innovative social and economic development of Kazan were presented in Durban]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/v-durbane-prezentovali-proekty-innovatsionnogo-sotsialno-ekonomicheskogo-razvitiya-kazani/

Projects of innovative social and economic development of Kazan were presented during the VI UCLG World Congress, which was held in Durban (South Africa) on November 11-15. At the round-table, participants of the contest for the 2018 Guangzhou International Award for urban innovation shared their experience of urban initiatives contribution to the implementation of sustainable development goals.

Ruslan Galiakhmetov, head of the investment and innovation department of the economic development committee, spoke at the round-table on the innovative social and economic development of Kazan. He noted that Kazan had faced a number of challenges- protection of the cultural monuments and the environment, as well as the promotion of a healthy lifestyle. Such projects as “Healthy Kazan”, “Ecological development”, “Intercultural understanding” helped to solve these challenges. The World summer Universiade 2013 helped to promote a social and economic development of Kazan, as well as the improvement of public spaces and other projects that unite a large number of Kazan citizens and involve them in the life of the city.

The mayor of Utrecht (Netherlands) Jan van Zanen, the vice-mayor of Santa Ana, Laura Carmiol and others also shared their experience.

For information, in December 2018, Kazan came through to the final of the IV Guangzhou International Award for urban innovation for the first time.

Sat, 16 Nov 2019 12:32:52 +0300
<![CDATA[I.Metshin: “There is no mayor of the city who could do everything. We must learn from each other”]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/i-metshin-net-ni-odnogo-mera-goroda-kotoryy-by-umel-vse-my-dolzhny-uchitsya-drug-u-druga/

The platform of the World organization United cities and local governments (UCLG) should be used actively for inter-municipal cooperation. “There is no mayor of the city who, regardless of how much he holds position, could do everything. We must learn from each other”, - Ilsur Metshin, President of UCLG-Eurasia, the mayor of Kazan, said at the plenary session on localizing sustainable development at the VI UCLG World Congress in Durban, South Africa.

The participants exchanged opinions on the localizing sustainable development.

Mayor of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, president of Barcelona Provincial Council Nuria Marin Martinez focused on the achievement of the global sustainable development goals by means of the collaborative effect. In her opinion, cities should cooperate with each other and solve issues at the local level, less involving the national government.

Berry Vrbanovic – mayor of Kitchener (Canada), Treasurer of UCLG, on the opposite, is confident in the effectiveness of the dialogue with the national governance center.

The President of UCLG -Eurasia, mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin supported this opinion. “We pay special attention to the implementation of sustainable development goals, and I agree with Mr. Berry Vrbanovic that this work should unite the government, regional authorities and citizens. We enter into dialogue by means of the press services, the media, meetings with the population. Working with citizens, we focus on dialogue with children and youth. Only children can affect our habits. We, the older generation, regardless of the profession, can hardly get rid of them”, - he noted.

In addition, I.Metshin noted that it is necessary to share experience using the UCLG platform. “We must learn from each other. There is no mayor who, no matter how long he holds position, could do everything. Someone succeeded in improving the transport system, someone-in solving the issues of dilapidated housing, others - in the development of small business. And this platform provides for the exchange valuable and effective practices”, - the speaker assured.

For information, the UCLG-Eurasia is involved in the preparation of a voluntary national report of the sustainable development goals for the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in 2020. The President of UCLG-Eurasia I.Metshin takes part in the Government Commission on the preparation of the report, as well as in the work of related groups.


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Kazan delegation headed by the mayor of the city Ilsur Metshin takes part in the VI UCLG World Congress, which is held these days in Durban, South Africa. The summit is held every three years, it brings together more than three thousand representatives of small and large cities, metropolises and regions, civil society, the business and science organizations from around the world.

The platform helps to establish interaction with colleagues from different parts of the world. As told to the special correspondent of the portal KZN.RU the President of the UCLG -ASPAC, the mayor of the Indonesian city of Surabaya Tri Rismaharini, the Congress, as well as the membership in the organization itself are valuable opportunities to exchange experiences with representatives of other cities. “Despite the fact that the Asia-Pacific region has both territorial and cultural differences from Eurasia, this does not prevent us from searching the ways to solve urgent problems – waste recycling, education, economic crises. The exchange of experience with other cities is valuable for us”, - she explained.

It’s interesting to note that, participation in the events of the world organization is an opportunity to enter the world stage and come into the spotlight. “Turkestan (a city in Kazakhstan- ed. note) has deep roots and history, but we could not show it at the proper level. The UCLG -Eurasia is helping us to come into spotlight and to hold various events. Moreover, we are sure that the venues of cultural and historical heritage, which are located on the territory of Turkestan – are the property of all the people. Here we learn about the global risks and methods of achieving the sustainable development goals of the city. Now we also have the opportunity to share our own experience in solving a number of issues”, - said the Governor of Kazakhstan's Turkestan Rashid Ayupov.

For information, the mayor of Kazan I.Metshin holds the presidency of the UCLG -Eurasia.

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