Официальный портал мэрии Казани - Press center - News https://kzn.ru/rss/news.xml en Sat, 25 Jan 2020 07:31:04 +0300 <![CDATA[The hundredth couple in 2020 got married at the family center “Kazan”]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/v-tsentre-semi-kazan-zaregistrirovala-brak-sotaya-v-etom-godu-para/

Today the hundredth couple in this year got married at the family center “Kazan”. The newlyweds are 21-year-old Anna and 22-year-old Anton Ivanov. The greeting of the milestone couple was coincided with the 100th anniversary of the TASSR.

The love story of Anna and Anton began 12 years ago – they first met at the playground when they were kids. “I immediately fell in love with Anya, but she showed no interest in me. I found out her phone number in a smart way, and we started talking, became friends, and then started dating. I love her and I want to live with her all my life and I am ready to take this momentous step”, - Anton Ivanov said.

Family and friends were next to newlyweds on this important day and supported them – for them it was a touching day too. “Our daughter grew into womanhood. As a father, I am happy to see her so beautiful and happy, but I can't hide my feelings, because she is leaving home”, - the bride's father Yevgeny Belov shared his emotions.

Liliya Bakulina, a Deputy of the Kazan city Duma, also came to congratulate the newlyweds on an important event for them. “The main values that unite all generations are laid in the family. The family is the cornerstone of the city, the Republic, and the whole country. Today, we reached the milestone - the hundredth couple in this year got married and a memorable date for the Republic – the 100th anniversary of TASSR”, - Liliya Bakulina addressed the newlyweds.

“This is one of the most important days in my life, today I have achieved my new status. We will create a family following the pattern of our parents, cherishing mutual respect, trust and faith”, - concluded Anna Ivanova.

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:15:17 +0300
<![CDATA[Ilsur Metshin: “A lot of work needs to be done for the implementation of national projects that directly affect the living standards of Kazan citizens”]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/ilsur-metshin-bolshaya-rabota-predstoit-v-realizatsii-natsproektov-kotorye-pryamo-otrazhayutsya-na-k/

Today, a meeting of the United Russia’s local Political Council took place at the Kazan City Hall. The key topic of the meeting, chaired by Ilsur Metshin - a member of the General Council of the party, Secretary of the local branch of the party, and mayor of the capital of Tatarstan, was the address of Russian President Vladimir Putin to the Federal Assembly.

In his address, the head of state outlined the necessary measures aimed at saving and increasing the population of Russia, as well as radically improving the economic situation of residents, said I.Metshin. “The renewal in health and educational spheres is forthcoming – he said. One of the most important issues is improving the demographic situation”.

The Russian President said that the maternity capital program will be prolongated until at least 2026, but also radically expanded, the mayor recalled. The family will receive the maternity capital in its current amount, while at the birth of the second child, the maternity capital will increase by 150 thousand rubles and will amount to 616 thousand 617 rubles.

Vladimir Putin also proposed providing free meals to all primary school students, introducing additional payment of at least 5,000 rubles for teachers from September 1, increasing the number of state- funded places in the universities, and changing the procedure for admitting students to medical universities. “If we solved the problem with school meals 10 years ago, then providing medical institutions with new staff remains a topical issue for us. Therefore, the proposed measures are essential for us”, - I.Metshin commented.

This year, Tatarstan will also implement Republican programs aimed at improving the living standards of the population, the mayor added. One of the most important is the “Our yard” program, which starts this year. “This is our lifelong dream, we are grateful to our President Rustam Minnikhanov for this program”, - the head of the city said. – Presently, we have already improved more than half of all the yards of the city that need major repairs, and we will continue this work”.

A lot of work needs to be done in the implementation of national projects that directly affect the living standards of Kazan citizens, the mayor added. He recalled that last year, according to the national project “Demography”, 9 kindergartens were built and put into operation in Kazan. According to the national project “Safe and quality roads” over the past 3 years, it was possible to repair a third of the city's roads and continue the construction of the Big Kazan ring.

Olga Voronova, head of the Executive Committee of the United Russia’s local branch, spoke about the project activities of the Kazan branch of the party in the past year, as well as about the planned projects for this year.

Last year, the local branch of the party implemented 15 projects related to solving social woes and developing the city, she said.

“The work on projects will be combined in five major areas, - O.Voronova added. – Such as health care, education, assistance to the older generation, support for young families and improvement of the urban environment”.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 16:32:20 +0300
<![CDATA[Kazan takes part in the international tourism fair in Spain]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/kazan-prinimaet-uchastie-v-mezhdunarodnoy-turisticheskoy-vystavke-v-ispanii/

Kazan participates in the 40th international tourism fair FITUR 2020, which opened in Madrid yesterday. Visitors of the exhibition can get acquainted with the culture of Tatarstan and its capital, learn about their tourist potential, as well as purchase remarkable souvenirs.

This year, the United stand of Russia was organized by the Federal Agency for tourism. It is designed in the shape of an open book, its pages represent the cultural diversity of the country and its openness to the world. In addition to Kazan and Tatarstan, the Moscow, Kaliningrad, Rostov regions, the Republic of North Ossetia – Alania, as well as St. Petersburg and Sochi are represented at the stand, the Committee for tourism development reported.

FITUR is one of the world’s largest tourism events in Europe, allowing countries, regions and cities to present their potential and opportunities for mutually beneficial cooperation to the world tourism market.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 13:49:35 +0300
<![CDATA[Polina Kudermetova, Kazan tennis player, won the international tournament in Australia]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/kazanskaya-tennisistka-polina-kudermetova-pobedila-na-mezhdunarodnom-turnire-v-avstralii/

The Kazan tennis player Polina Kudermetova became the best in singles at the ITF international tennis tournament in Traralgon (Australia). The member of the Russian national team beat Melania Delai from Italy with a 6:1 score in the final. The competition took place on January 17-22, the press service of Tatarstan Ministry of sports reports.

Polina Kudermetova starts out to the Australian open through the ITF AGL Loy Yang Traralgon Tennis International Championship, where the world's best junior tennis players score points and improve their international ranking.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 11:33:00 +0300
<![CDATA[UNICS confidently heads the top 16 group of the European Cup]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/uniks-uverenno-vyshel-v-lidery-gruppy-v-top-16-evrokubka/

UNICS confidently became the leader of the top 16 group of the European Cup. The day before, the players of the Kazan basketball club beat Galatasaray from Istanbul with a 94:69 score at home.

The main scorers of the match were Raymar Morgan, Alex Tyus, Errick McCollum, Jamar Smith, Haukur Palsson and Evgeny Kolesnikov. Tai Webster, Alex Poythress and Zach Auguste were the top scorers of Galatasaray.

The Kazan team played in three matches this season, twice beating BC Rytas (Vilnius) and Galatasaray (Istanbul). UNICS suffered a defeat in a match against BC Monaco.

The next top 16 game of Kazan basketball players in the European Cup is scheduled for January 29. They will play against Galatasaray again, but this time on a road, according to the UNICS website.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 10:09:00 +0300
<![CDATA[The bears awoke in the Kazan Zoo]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/v-kazanskom-zoobotsadu-prosnulis-medvedi/

The bears Foma and Masha awoke in the Kazan zoo because of the unusual warm weather in January.

The behavior of animals is not surprising, this happens in wildlife - during warming in the winter midway the bears wake up for a while, the press service of the zoo reports.

Foma woke up a few times. To make the bear fall asleep again, it was nourished with snow. Masha wakes up too and spends most of her time in the special enclosure - she goes out to eat and lies down again. It does not show excessive activity.

Raccoons that also hibernate in winter haven’t awoken yet.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 16:54:18 +0300
<![CDATA[Kazan airport served more than 3.4 million passengers during the year]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/bolee-3-4-mln-passazhirov-obsluzhil-za-god-kazanskiy-aeroport/

Kazan international airport served 3 million 470 thousand 742 passengers in 2019, which is 10.5% more than in 2018.

The growth of passenger traffic on domestic air lines is 8% – 2 million 172 thousand 627 passengers were served. Last year, 1 million 298 thousand 115 people were served on international flights. In total, the destination network of Kazan airport consisted of 85 destinations, 45 of them are international.

Sochi, Saint Petersburg and Yekaterinburg have traditionally become popular among domestic destinations. Flights to Moscow, Krasnodar, Ufa, Rostov-on-Don, Novosibirsk and other destinations were in strong demand.

Among international flights, the largest number of passengers – 588 thousand 742- served at Antalya - Kazan - Antalya flights. This is 29.5% more than the previous year. Passenger traffic has increased in such destinations as Prague, Istanbul, and Burgas, the press service of the Kazan airport reports.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 15:23:55 +0300
<![CDATA[Kazan school students became winners of the astronomy academic Olympics]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/kazanskie-shkolniki-stali-pobeditelyami-olimpiady-po-astronomii/

Students of the boarding school № 2 of the Moskovsky district of Kazan, the IT-lyceum of KFU and the Engineering boarding school of KNITU-KAI won the final stage of the Republican and regional stage of the All-Russian school academic Olympics in astronomy.

The intellectual contest was held on January 19-21. It was attended by 93 school students from 13 municipal districts of Tatarstan, as well as from Kazan and Naberezhnye Chelny.

The winners of the astronomy academic Olympics have become seven schoolchildren from Kazan. Prizes were awarded to 14 students from Nizhnekamsky, Sabinsky district, Kazan and Naberezhnye Chelny.

The final stage of the All-Russian academic Olympics in astronomy will be held from March 30 to April 4 in the Sverdlovsk region, the press service of the Ministry of education and science of the Republic of Tatarstan reports.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:05:00 +0300
<![CDATA[Kazan athletes won the championship and the Russian competition in synchronized figure skating]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/kazanskie-sportsmenki-stali-prizerami-chempionata-i-pervenstva-rossii-po-sinkhronnomu-figurnomu-kata/

Athletes from Kazan won the championship and the Russian competition in synchronized figure skating. The team “Tatarstan” from Kazan won silver medals in the masters of sports program at the competitions held in Saransk.

Fourth places were also taken by teams from Kazan-Idel (master of sports candidate program) and Kazanochka (first-class program), the press service of the Ministry of sports of the Republic of Tatarstan reports.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 09:25:05 +0300
<![CDATA[The first All-Russian urban games will be held in Kazan for the Youth Day]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/ko-dnyu-molodezhi-v-kazani-provedut-i-vserossiyskie-gorodskie-igry/

The first All-Russian urban games will take place in Kazan on June 26-28. The event is coincided with the Youth Day, where modern sports popular with the younger generation will be presented.

Azat Kadyrov, Director General of the Directorate of sports and social projects, told today at a briefing at the Cabinet of Ministers that the competition will bring together more than a thousand athletes and 150 volunteers.

Ten main sports, including parkour, roller sports, flying disc and others, as well as 3 exhibition sports-teqball, mini volley and flyboard. Two sites were chosen as the venue for the games: the Gorky Park and the Extreme Park near the Millennium bridge, which will be prepared by the beginning of summer, said A.Kadyrov.

In addition, a large number of other sports tournaments of various sizes are planned in Kazan in 2020. First Deputy Minister of sports of the Republic of Tatarstan Khalil Shaikhutdinov said that Kazan is preparing to host the FINA World series in swimming, synchronized swimming and diving, international stages in rhythmic gymnastics, Rugby-7, motosurfing, and kurash.

Citizens and guests of the capital of Tatarstan are also invited to such competitions as the High Diving World Cup and the EuroHockey U18 championship, the Fencing World Cup.

In addition, this year the capital of Tatarstan will host the Russian Swimming championship 50 m and the Russian women's freestyle wrestling championship.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 12:11:20 +0300
<![CDATA[2.5 thousand athletes from 11 countries will participate in the I CIS Games in Kazan]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/uchastnikami-i-igr-stran-sng-v-kazani-stanut-2-5-tysyachi-sportsmenov-iz-11-stran/

In Kazan, an extensive business and cultural program is planned during the I CIS Games. This summer, the capital of Tatarstan will host the VI Russian festival of national and non-Olympic sports, the sports forum “CIS - territory of sports” and the big festival of culture of the CIS countries. This was announced today during the briefing at the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Tatarstan by Director General of the Directorate of sports and social projects Azat Kadyrov.

It is expected that about 2.5 thousand athletes aged 14 to 23, about 2000 volunteers and 1239 referees from 11 countries will come to the CIS Games on August 20-27. Representatives from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine will come to Kazan. The program of the Games consists of 21 sports - basketball, boxing, beach volleyball, table tennis, artistic gymnastics, water polo, judo, athletics, swimming, wrestling, sambo, fencing, football (mini-football), belt wrestling and kurash, karate, dance sports, arm wrestling, mas-wrestling, kettlebell lifting, Thai Boxing and chess. A total of 230 sets of medals will be awarded.

As A.Kadyrov noted, the age of the participants was chosen with a reason. “The CIS Games will be held after the summer Olympic games in Tokyo, which end on August 9. We decided to focus on the younger generation, on future Olympians”, - he said.

Competitions will be held at 15 sports facilities in Kazan, including 8 venues of the Volga region Academy of physical culture, sports and tourism. The opening and closing ceremonies of the games are scheduled to take place on August 20 and 27 at the Basket Hall”.

In addition to competitions, an extensive business and cultural program is being prepared for visitors and residents of the city. From August 20 to 24 in the Gorky park at the stadium “Trudovye Rezervy” it is planned to hold the VI Russian festival of national and non-Olympic sports. The visitors can participate in gorodki sports, mas-wrestling, draughts, cheer sports, tug of war, traditional archery, floorball and Russian ball game. Previously, such a festival was held in Bashkortostan, the Republic of Komi and other regions of Russia.

Besides, on August 23 a festival of culture of the CIS countries, dedicated to the traditions of various countries, including national cuisine will open in the Gorky Park.

As part of the CIS Games, a sports forum “CIS - territory of sports” will take place, where the issues of the development of physical culture and sports will be discussed, as well as a meeting of the Council of Ministers of sports of the CIS countries.

The initiative to host the first CIS Games was put forward by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The first tournament will mark the 100th anniversary of TASSR. It is assumed that the tournament will be held every two years.

A.Kadyrov also announced the start of a contest for development a logo, mascot and look of the games. Applications are accepted from January 27 to February 16 by e-mail: konkurs@dspkazan.com. The results of the contest will be announced on March 1.

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 12:06:15 +0300
<![CDATA[More than 165 thousand students of Kazan will celebrate Tatiana's day]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/bolee-165-tysyach-studentov-kazani-otmetyat-tatyanin-den/

On January 25, the day of Russian students is being celebrated– Tatiana's day. An extensive festive program with concerts, competitions, folk festivals and “graduation” at the Supreme court of the Republic of Tatarstan has been prepared for students of Kazan universities and colleges. Also, on this day, the award ceremony “Student of the year of the Republic of Tatarstan” will take place. This was announced today at Business Monday by the head of the Committee for children and youth affairs Airat Faizov.

Today, more than 165 thousand students study at 28 universities and 36 colleges in Kazan, 79 thousand of them are from other cities and almost 13 thousand are foreigners. On Tatiana's day, all of them will have an opportunity to take part in festive events. So, the colleges will host concerts and honoring students named Tatiana. At the Kazan national research technical University named after A.N.Tupolev, the student's day will be celebrated at the skating rink at the Black lake park – a festive program with competitions, master classes and treats will take place here.

The Union of students and postgraduates of the Kazan national research technological University has prepared an event where students can learn about the history of the holiday, as well as life hacks for preparing for exams.

January 25 will be a special day for students of the Russian State University of justice – according to A.Faizov, on this day they will have a “graduation” at the Supreme court. Kazan Federal University will host folk festival with pancakes and tea, a festive concert, and students named Tatiana will meet the rector.

The major event will be the “Student of the year of the Republic of Tatarstan” award, which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary. Students of the Republic will be awarded in 18 categories, the main of which will traditionally be the Grand Prix.

The award ceremony for the winners will take place on January 25 at the Pyramid cultural and entertainment complex.

“In most universities, Tatiana's day marks the end of the winter session and the beginning of the long-awaited break. I am sure that the planned activities will be held at the proper level and appropriate mood – with a drive and good support of the audience”, - commented vice-mayor of Kazan Evgenia Lodvigova.

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:57:31 +0300
<![CDATA[Ilsur Metshin: “There were so many tensions, but it’s past – the construction is over”]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/ilsur-metshin-stolko-nestykovok-bylo-no-vse-v-proshlom-dom-sdan/

Today, the mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin congratulated the homebuyers on Chistopolskaya street, 61d at the 68th quarter and on Fucik street (“Tsaritsyn hill”) on the long-awaited move-in. Both long-delayed buildings were approved for property delivery on December 30, 2019. This news became a real New Year’s gift for the homebuyers. As the head of the city told at a meeting with new settlers, presently, there are another 9 delayed venues in Kazan, and 6 of them have already been agreed upon for completion.

The meeting with homebuyers took place in the house, which is located at the intersection of Chistopolskaya street and Amirkhan Ave., in the 68th quarter. The construction of the house was started in 2005 by the “Svey” company (LLC “MAG-Story”). A residential building of two blocks with built-in retail and office areas was supposed to be delivered in 2012, but construction work was stopped due to the bankruptcy of the developer. Since the fall of 2018, the company “Briz” has joined the construction of the delayed building.

The house has 311 apartments with an area of 17.9 thousand square meters, as well as office space with an area of 4.4 thousand square meters. The mayor of Kazan inspected two apartments in one of the high-rise blocks. “A nice light apartment,” said Ilsur Metshin. First deputy head of the Executive Committee of Kazan Azat Nigmatzyanov said that all the apartments are of shell and core condition. “State Construction Inspection Service carefully checked everything here for a long before issuing a statement of conformity”, - he said.

“It was one of the most unfortunate houses since 2005.” Ilsur Metshin said to the homebuyers. – There were problems with the design and financing. Since the fall of 2018, the “Briz” company, the Presidential Fund (the Republican supporting fund for persons affected by the actions of unscrupulous developers – ed.note), we went through a long scheme.” The head of the city thanked everyone who participated in the completion of this house, including the builders and the “Briz” company. “There were so many tensions – Azat Nigmatzyanov graduated a new construction University when working on construction of this house”- I.Metshin said. – But it’s past- the house was delivered, you finally saw your apartments.” “Our apologies for those careless developers. We hope that this will not happen again thanks to the new legislation,” the mayor added. We remind you that in order to avoid problems with shared construction facilities, a decision was made at the Federal level to switch to project financing.

Other new settlers- homebuyers of the house on Julius Fucik street (residential complex “Tsaritsyn hill”) came to the meeting with the head of the city. The construction of a multi-stored building for 241 apartments was started by “Fon” construction company in 2012. The house was promised to be delivered in the beginning of 2014, but work on the construction site has stopped. To complete the construction of the delayed building in 2017, an agreement was signed between the “Fon” developer, the contractor - “Atlant” company and the initiative group of homebuyers, which specified the sources of funding. The agreement, in particular, assumed the sale of parking spaces to the homebuyers. However, these funds were not enough to complete the work. The construction was completed after the establishment of the Republican supporting fund for defrauded homebuyers in 2018. Last year, the “Briz” company started its work on the “Tsaritsyn hill" - the house was put into operation at the end of 2019. The area of apartments is more than 13.3 thousand square meters, the office area is 1.4 thousand square meters, and 195 parking places.

“Construction of the “Tsaritsyn hill” began in 2012, less delay period. But when people are waiting, and even one year is long. I wish you happiness in your new apartments”, -Ilsur Metshin said.

For information, in 2015, the default of commitments by developers was revealed at thirty residential buildings in Kazan. To date, with the assistance of the governmental bodies of Kazan and Tatarstan, the construction of 21 venues for 4406 apartments has been completed. Among this, 5 houses for 974 apartments with an area of 53 thousand square meters were delivered in 2019. The mayor of Kazan noted that still there are 9 long-delayed buildings in the city today, and the solution has been found for six of them. “We will rescue three more”, - the mayor summed up.

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:49:02 +0300
<![CDATA[12% of crimes in Kazan are solved thanks to CCTV cameras]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/v-kazani-12-prestupleniy-raskryvaetsya-blagodarya-kameram-videonablyudeniya/ Kazan residents and visitors of the city note that the capital of Tatarstan today is one of the safest cities, said the mayor Ilsur Metshin at the Board of the Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in Kazan. At the same time, he emphasized the necessity to strengthen the work of the police in prevention the drugs consumption by teenagers and prevention the counterfeit sales violations. 

6226 events were secured in 2019

Ilsur Metshin recalled that during the New year holidays Kazan was visited by more than 170 thousand tourists, which is 12% more than in 2018, and the entire event was attended by more than half a million people. At the same time, no serious administrative offenses were committed in the public places, the mayor said. In 2019, law enforcement agencies in Kazan provided security at 6226 events of various types, which were attended by more than three million people, including the WorldSkills championship and the elections to the State Council of Tatarstan. This is almost 2 times more than the number of events held in 2018. Serious and extremely serious crimes decreased in Kazan Summing up the work of the Ministry in 2019, the chief of Kazan police office Alexander Mishchikhin noted that the number of serious and extremely serious crimes has been reduced in the city. The performance was almost 100%. More than 7 thousand crimes were detected, every fifth of which is a serious and especially serious category. The crime detection rate was 34.5%. A.Mishchikhin said that 12% of crimes are solved thanks to CCTV cameras. Therefore, the work of the “Safe city” program remains a priority. “Today Kazan is one of the most advanced cities in this area. About 10 thousand CCTV cameras were installed at almost 3 thousand apartment buildings, of which about 2 thousand were installed last year. More than 1,600 outdoor surveillance cameras are used in public places, more than 500 are installed at 33 parks and squares in Kazan, and complex video surveillance is equipped at 717 social facilities”, - I.Metshin said.

252 million rubles were allocated for the crime prevention program in 2019

The mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin thanked the law enforcement officers for their service and noted that each indicator announced at the meeting is a result of long hours of hard work. The mayor recalled that the city program for the crime prevention is being implemented in Kazan. Last year, 252 million rubles were allocated for its financing from the budget of Kazan. “An additional 57 million rubles were allocated in excess to the approved plan. This allowed increase for a 42% the daily police squads, and to remain the traffic police squads at the same level”, - I.Metshin said. Significant assistance to the police is provided by the heads of community police offices. Last year, they completed more than 15 thousand administrative reports, which allowed partially relieving the police of unusual functions. “One of the most important tasks is to create appropriate conditions for the work of the police. As far as possible, we will contribute to this task. Over the past three years, we have allocated more than 68 million rubles for the renovation of police offices, and about 12 million rubles for the renovation of the community police offices”, - the mayor said. Ilsur Metshin added that among the priorities of the police should be the work on prevention of drug misuse. He recalled that in December at the initiative of the State Council deputies of the Republic of Tatarstan, the sale of tobacco-free nicotine-containing products to young persons has become prohibited. “We need to ensure control over the implementation of this law,” I.Metshin addressed the officers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. “The citizens believe that this year it is necessary to pay attention to the prevention of counterfeit sales violations, especially alcohol counterfeit goods, as well as compliance the law that restricts the sale of alcohol to young persons. There is no doubt that these areas of work will not be neglected by Internal Affairs employees, – the head of the city said. At the same time, the Prosecutor of Kazan, Oleg Drozdov, noted that the Department's employees need to strengthen their work in the field of observing the constitutional rights of citizens, prevention the juvenile delinquency, fighting organized crime and others. At the end of the meeting, Ilsur Metshin awarded the winners of professional skills contest among employees of Internal Affairs bodies “Best in profession”. ]]>
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:54:24 +0300
<![CDATA[I.Metshin on the Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation: “Now the flag is raised much higher”]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/i-metshin-o-poslanii-prezidenta-rf-federalnomu-sobraniyu-teper-flag-podnyat-gorazdo-vyshe/

The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has a desire to see the demographic increase through the well-being of people, their confidence about the future, said the mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin after the Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.

The ceremony took place today in Moscow at the Manezh Central Exhibition Hall. The Russian President's speech lasted more than an hour. Vladimir Putin announced new social- support measures. Since this year the following measures will be implemented - maternity capital payment for the birth of the first child, monthly payments to low-income families for children aged between three and seven, free meals for primary school students, and others.

“Everything was important, there are no issues that would be insignificant for me, as for the mayor of a large city. Of course, everything that concerns demography is very essential, because it is a characteristic feature”, - Ilsur Metshin said in an interview to TNV.

The Kazan mayor noted that the most important decisions on kindergartens and schools were announced in previous addresses. “But now the flag is raised much higher. We saw this in the charts, in the iron will of the leader of our country. Everything is well-defined and clearly stated, I believe, by decisions that are supported financially. I am sure that with such a systematic approach and large-scale goal setting, there will be results”, - I.Metshin said.

For information, the ceremony was attended by 1.3 thousand people, including members of the Government of the Russian Federation, State Duma deputies and members of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, the heads of the Constitutional and Supreme courts, regional governors, speakers of regional legislatures, the heads of traditional religious denominations, public activists, the heads of regional civic chambers and the heads of major media outlets. The event was attended by the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, Tatarstan State Council Chairman Farid Mukhametshin and others.

About 900 Russian and foreign journalists – representatives of foreign and Russian media were accredited to cover the event.

Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:23:20 +0300
<![CDATA[Issues of preparation and holding of the first CIS Games were discussed in Kazan]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/v-kazani-obsudili-voprosy-podgotovki-i-provedeniya-pervykh-igr-stran-sng/

President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov held a meeting on the preparation and holding of the first Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Games in Kazan in August 2020.

The meeting was held at the Volga State Academy of physical culture, sports and tourism, and was attended by the Minister of sports of the Russian Federation Pavel Kolobkov. Also, head of the Tatarstan President's Office Asgat Safarov, mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin, deputy Prime Minister of Tatarstan Leila Fazleyeva, General Director of the ANO “Directorate of sports and social projects” Azat Kadyrov and others participated in the discussion.

Minister of sports of Tatarstan Vladimir Leonov recalled that on October 25, 2019, the Council of heads of government of the CIS countries decided to hold sports games of the CIS countries. The CIS Games are scheduled to be held in Kazan on August 20-27, 2020.

In addition to Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Ukraine will participate in the competition – a total of 11 countries.

Competitions will be held in 21 sports- basketball, boxing, beach volleyball, table tennis, artistic gymnastics, water polo, judo, athletics, swimming, wrestling, sambo, fencing, football (mini-football), belt wrestling and kurash, karate, dance sport, arm wrestling, mas-wrestling, kettlebell lifting, Thai boxing and chess.

It is expected that the competition will be attended by 2,500 athletes aged 14 to 23 (depending on the sport) and about a thousand officials from 11 CIS countries.

It is planned to use 13 sports venues in Kazan, including 7 facilities of the Volga region Academy of physical culture, sports and tourism for the CIS Games.

The opening and closing ceremonies of the games are planned to hold at the basketball sports venue “Basket hall”.

According to the Tatarstan President’s Press Office, a business program is provided within the framework of the CIS Games. Thus, the “CIS – territory of sport” forum and a meeting of the CIS Council of Ministers of sport are planned. In addition, the VI Russian festival of national and non-Olympic sports is planned to be held in Kazan on August 21-23, 2020.

The President of Tatarstan emphasized that the preparation and holding of the first CIS Games in Kazan in 2020 is a great international event, and it is necessary to make every possible effort to hold the competition at high level.

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 19:40:27 +0300
<![CDATA[Kazan launches next course of rehabilitation and social adaptation of visually handicapped people]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/v-kazani-zapuskayut-ocherednoy-kurs-reabilitatsii-i-sotsialnoy-adaptatsii-invalidov-po-zreniyu/

On January 20, rehabilitation and social adaptation courses for blind and visually handicapped people will start in Kazan. The training is organized as part of the “See and hear with your heart” project in the rehabilitation center of the Yardam charity found. In 2020, it is planned to held four courses and train 200 blind and visually handicapped people.

The project aims at improving the quality of life of visually handicapped people. For this purpose, specialists use medical rehabilitation- massage, physiotherapy and other types of treatment, help in mastering new skills in everyday life, conduct wellness classes for them and excursions, as well as cultural events. In addition, the fund's wards receive social and legal support, such as free legal services.

More than 300 applications for training are accepted annually.

The project's geographic footprint is constantly expanding. Presently, blind and visually handicapped people from more than 40 regions of Russia and CIS countries have been trained. Over the 10 years of the its operation, several thousand people have been treated in the center.

In 2018, the “See and hear with your heart” project became one of the winners of the Russian President's grant competition for the development of civil society. In November 2019, the project won a grant of Tatarstan to non-profit organizations that implement socially significant projects.

The courses will run until February 19. The first session will be held on January 20 at 14.00 at the Yardem Mosque on Serov street - 4A, the press service of the charity found reports.

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 11:48:02 +0300
<![CDATA[The New Year’s tree near the family center “Kazan” was visited by almost 400 thousand people]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/elku-vozle-tsentra-semi-kazan-posetili-pochti-400-tys-chelovek/

Since the opening of the ice town at the family center “Kazan” it was visited by more than 395 thousand people. The site became the most popular in the city. A total of 160 events- master classes, children's performances, sports competitions and festive concerts – were attended by 451 thousand residents and guests of the capital of Tatarstan in 18 city public spaces. More information about the results of the program “Winter in parks”, which takes place in Kazan from December 14 to January 14, reported Marat Zakirov- head of the Directorate of parks and squares today on Business Monday at the Executive Committee.

“Now, spending holidays in parks is becoming a good and healthy tradition”

“This year, a special attention was paid to the festive illumination of the city. By the New Year, a holiday decoration appeared at 18 public spaces, at 10 of them were installed New Year’s trees. Special decoration appeared in the park Black lake, - said M. Zakirov and added that this year holiday decorations first appeared at the Lyadskoy garden, on the boulevard “White flowers”, at the park Komsomolets. In the park named after Uritsky canal lake was decorated, in the park on Mira street in the village of Derbyshki entrance lobby and a walkway was festively designed. Also, a house of Father Frost and a holiday fair have been held there. The decoration appeared at the Cube container center in Gorkinsko-Ometyevsky forest, and the crowns of trees were decorated with LED lines of the poems in Russian and Tatar languages.

“Spending holidays not only at the festive table, but also in public spaces and parks is now becoming a good and healthy tradition," said the mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin. – We offer citizens many options, we are working very hard and tried to reflect it in the New year's design”. The mayor also noted that during the holidays received a large number of positive feedback from residents and guests of the capital, and the main indicator of the demand for urban sites is the number of visitors.

On January 14, the dismantling of elements of the New Year's decoration will begin in parks and on the streets of the city, M.Zakirov said. “However, the ice town and the Main New Year’s tree, light installations on Bauman street and on the ice rink in the Black lake will continue to delight citizens until March. In addition, during the winter, sports competitions, concerts and fests will be held in the parks”, - he said.

Centers of attraction in the districts - parks Kryliya Sovetov, Pine grove, Kaleidoscope, a square on Mira street

Celebration of the New year in the city's parks has becoming a good tradition, M.Zakirov said. For the third year in a row, the program was organized in two parks - Black lake and the family Center “Kazan”. 50 thousand Kazan residents and guests of the city celebrated 2020 here.

The centers of attraction in the city's districts were New Year's activities in the parks Kryliya Sovetov, Pine Grove, Kaleidoscope and a square on Mira street in the village of Derbyshki. Festive events were held here on a daily basis; besides, the traditional New Year's fair was held at these sites, the speaker said.

Mon, 13 Jan 2020 11:28:00 +0300
<![CDATA[170 thousand tourists visited Kazan during the New Year holidays ]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/v-novogodnie-prazdniki-kazan-posetili-170-tysyach-turistov/

More than 170 thousand tourists visited Kazan during the New Year holidays – this is 12% more than last year. This was announced today on Business Monday by the director of the committee for tourism development Daria Sannikova.

The average hotels occupancy in the New Year holidays was 79.6%, and in the peak dates on January 3-5 -reached 97%. On average, tourists stayed in Kazan for 2-3 nights.

According to D. Sannikova, the number of individual tourists has increased compared to group tours. “Most of the visitors came traditionally from Moscow and St. Petersburg, as well as from Siberia, Yekaterinburg and the cities of the Volga Federal district”, - she said.

“Kazan again received a large flow of tourists. We are glad that more and more people from Tatarstan and other regions come to us for New Year holidays – commented the mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin. – The more tourists, the higher the level of competition in this market, which means a higher level of quality of service”.

Mon, 13 Jan 2020 09:30:07 +0300
<![CDATA[During the winter holidays Kazan airport served more than 71 thousand passengers]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/v-prazdnichnye-dni-aeroport-kazani-obsluzhil-bolee-71-tys-passazhirov/

From December 31 to January 8, Kazan International airport named after Gabdulla Tuqay served 71 373 passengers. Compared to the same period last year, passenger traffic increased by 7.5%.

On domestic airlines, 51,277 passengers were served. The most popular destinations were Moscow - 33,163 people, St. Petersburg - 7,223 people and Sochi-2,758 people.

International flights also were of high load, as well - 20,096 passengers, which increased by 18.6% compared the same period last year. Among foreign destinations, the most popular flights were to Dubai – 5,190 passengers, Istanbul - 2,998 people, Sanya - 2,022 people, Antalya - 1,556 people and Budapest-952 people, reports the press service of the Kazan airport.

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 13:22:37 +0300
<![CDATA[Kazan citizens will play real-life Quidditch at the park named after Uritsky]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/kazantsy-sygrayut-v-metlobol-v-parke-im-uritskogo/

On January 11, at the Kazan park named after Uritsky citizens and guests of Kazan will take part in a real-life Quidditch tournament- a mixture of hockey and quidditch, a fictional sports game from the Harry Potter books.

The competition will begin at 12.00, according to the Directorate of parks and squares.

For information, the New Year's program “Winter in parks” is held in public spaces of Kazan until January 14. In total, about 130 activities are organized at 18 sites: youth concerts, sports events, children's theater performances and master classes.  ]]>
Thu, 09 Jan 2020 11:46:00 +0300
<![CDATA[I. Metshin: “I wish peace, harmony and comfort to every Kazan family”]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/i-metshin-pust-volshebnyy-prazdnik-prineset-v-kazhduyu-kazanskuyu-semyu-mir-soglasie-i-uyut/

The mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin congratulated the citizens on the upcoming year of 2020.

“Dear citizens of Kazan!

I heartily congratulate you on the upcoming New Year!

The outgoing year, rich in significant events and milestones, has become a new interesting page in the history of our city.

In 2019, a large-scale work was carried out in Kazan with the support of the Federal and Republican governments, as well as with the participation of local residents: roads and residential buildings, yards and public spaces were renovated. We opened new schools and kindergartens, renovated teenage clubs and health centers. By joint efforts, we found the ways to solve important issues for our city, achieved our goals, and improved Kazan. As a result, the city has become even more comfortable and beautiful, and the living standards of citizens have been improved.

Successfully hosting the 45th WorldSkills championships in August, the capital of Tatarstan has set high standards for international events once again, the event undoubtedly increased the prestige of working professions. Participants from Kazan also contributed to the success of the Russian national team – they earned 1 silver, 1 bronze and 5 medallions for professionalism. Participants and guests of the championship took away a part of our hospitality and warmth, and Kazan became even more popular and recognizable.

People always want to predict what the upcoming year will be like. One thing is for sure: in the new year, the city will implement many plans and projects. We will continue to improve our beloved Kazan and create a friendly environment in every district. I am sure that the energy and commitment of citizens will serve as a guarantee that everything planned would be implemented.

I sincerely wish you happiness, health, joy and good luck! I wish peace, harmony and comfort to every Kazan family, hoping that all your wishes come true!

Happy New Year!” – the greeting said.

Tue, 31 Dec 2019 09:20:35 +0300
<![CDATA[Lion Insar and lionesses Kiara and Lucy moved to the zoo “the Zambezi River”]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/lev-insar-i-lvitsy-kiara-i-lyusya-pereekhali-v-zoopark-reka-zambezi/

Lion Insar and lionesses Kiara and Lucy moved to the Kazan zoo the “Zambezi River”. Spacious, warm, equipped enclosures were prepared for them, the press service of the zoo reports.

Presently, the new enclosures have already become a home to hippopotamus, crocodiles, hamadryas, ostriches, buff-backed herons, leopard tortoises, the Brazza’s monkeys, meerkats, damans, dik-diks, lions, blue wildebeest, lemurs and others. The zoo will be fully populated in 2020-2021. So, next year it is planned to settle chimpanzees, giraffes, gorillas, elephants, rhinos and cheetahs.

For information, since December 21, the new zoo “the Zambezi River” is operating in a test mode. Visitors have the opportunity to meet new inhabitants and see the animals moved from the old part of the zoo.

After the completion of all stages of renovation, the territory of the Kazan zoo will increase three times – from 7 to 21 hectares. The zoo will be divided into three parts: “the Zambezi River”, where African animals will settle, “the Amazon River” - for animals living in 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.

Sat, 28 Dec 2019 15:14:41 +0300
<![CDATA[Kazan enters the top 10 most visited cities in 2019]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/kazan-popala-v-desyatku-samykh-poseshchaemykh-gorodov-v-2019-godu/

Kazan was included in the top 10 most visited cities of Russia this year. The capital of Tatarstan took fourth place in the ranking, ahead of Moscow.

Simferopol stands at first place of the rating, second place takes St. Petersburg, third – Krasnodar. Moscow, having lost one position to Kazan, took fifth place in the rating.

According to Tvil.ru, tourists booked trips to the cities for a period of 1.2 to 4 nights and spent from 1.5 thousand to 6 thousand rubles per night. In the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, on average, guests stayed for 3 nights and spent 2160.7 rubles.

For note, Kazan entered the top 3 popular cities for New Year's travel, taking third place in the ranking.

Fri, 27 Dec 2019 10:53:28 +0300
<![CDATA[The mayor of the capital of Tatarstan met the Consul General of the Republic of Turkey in Kazan]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/mer-stolitsy-tatarstana-vstretilsya-s-generalnym-konsulom-turetskoy-respubliki-v-kazani/

The mayor of the capital of Tatarstan Ilsur Metshin met the Consul General of the Republic of Turkey in Kazan Ismet Erikan. The meeting, which was held at the Executive Committee of the city, was attended by the vice-mayor of Kazan Evgenia Lodvigova. The parties discussed the prospects for further cooperation between Kazan and the cities of the Republic of Turkey.

Greeting the Consul, the mayor reminded that the Republic of Tatarstan and Turkey have long-standing friendly relations. Cooperation is conducted within the framework of the agreement on trade and economic, scientific and technical and cultural cooperation.

Kazan has established twin-city relations with four Turkish cities: Eskisehir, Istanbul, Antalya and Ankara. Since September 1996, the Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey has been functioning in the capital of Tatarstan.

The capital of the Republic successfully cooperates with Turkish cities in the field of tourism. In 2017, 3455 Turkish citizens visited Kazan, and last year – 4624 people. The growth of number of tourists is provided by the direct flights from Kazan to the cities of Turkey.

In his turn, Ismet Erikan thanked the head of the capital of Tatarstan for the joint work and expressed confidence that the cooperation between Kazan and Turkish cities will continue to develop.

Fri, 27 Dec 2019 09:57:08 +0300
<![CDATA[The main New Year Tree opened in Kazan]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/v-kazani-otkrylas-glavnaya-novogodnyaya-elka-goroda/

Today, the main New Year Tree of the capital of Tatarstan opened at the family Center “Kazan”. Citizens and guests of the city were entertained by a vivid program with the participation of actors of the street theater “High brothers” and Tatar singers Leyna and Firdus Tyamayev. The mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin congratulated the citizens on the upcoming New Year.

Colorful lights, popular songs that sounded from the stage performed by singers and vocal ensembles of the city, shopping points where Kyshdakar-fest participants presented their products - all this creates a New year's atmosphere on the site at the family center.

A fairy ice town is located on the territory of the Family center “Kazan”. Kazan residents, who visited the festival, happily made photos on the background of sculptures of Father Frost, Snow Maiden, dragon, throne and crystals. Here, in the ice town, there are five speed slides and an ice maze.

The main decoration of the site, no doubt, was a 35-meter New Year Tree, which was included in the top 3 highest trees in Russia. Green beauty is up-to-date, on top of the tree stretched a special grid of 93 thousand LED pixels, which allows to conduct a light show. The lights will shimmer with different colors, thus creating beautiful visual effects. Besides, the tree is decorated with 12 light guns of full rotation and 640 bright garlands.

“This year we have a unique New Year Tree, it reacts to the music. It allows visitors to be charged with the New Year's mood and imbued with a sense of wonder” - said the head of the Department of culture of Kazan Azat Abzalov. The light show will be held daily until the end of the New Year holidays at 16.00, 18.00 and 20.00.

The mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin visited the festive site and talked with the residents of the city. After that, he congratulated the guests from the stage “We are all waiting for New Year's holidays, New Year's wonder. I want to thank you for a beautiful and creative year of 2019. We've done a lot together. I wish everyone happiness, success and new achievements in the upcoming 2020”, - Ilsur Metshin addressed Kazan residents.

The main tree of the city was lit with lights after the appearance of the main fairy-tale characters – Father Frost and Snow Maiden. The celebration ended with a colorful firework.

Thu, 26 Dec 2019 21:12:41 +0300
<![CDATA[A traditional charity New Year's masquerade was held at the Kazan City Hall]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/v-kazanskoy-ratushe-proshel-traditsionnyy-blagotvoritelnyy-novogodniy-bal-maskarad/

Today, the Kazan City Hall hosted a traditional charity New Year's masquerade ball. At the invitation of the mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin, its participants were 200 children from large and low-income families, as well as prize-winners and laureates of various city competitions and exhibitions. The head of the city congratulated the children on the upcoming New Year. Today, about 900 Kazan children will see the performance “Overslept beauty”. Tomorrow, the young charges of the ANO “Good Kazan” are invited to the New Year tree at the City Hall. 

Young spectators watched the fairy tale “Overslept beauty” based on the works of Charles Perrault, Alexander Pushkin, Vasily Zhukovsky and the Brothers Grimm, as well as performances of the best Kazan musical, dance and creative groups. Many children prepared for the presentation in advance and came to the festival in the costumes of their favorite characters. The interactive format of the fairy tale also allowed the children to become a part of the show.

For the first time, the New Year's masquerade was held at the Kazan City Hall in 1856. A pleasant custom was revived 4 years ago.

Thu, 26 Dec 2019 15:54:06 +0300
<![CDATA[Ilsur Metshin on the meeting with the journalists: “I live by the interests of our city and citizens”]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/ilsur-metshin-na-vstreche-s-zhurnalistami-ya-zhivu-interesami-nashego-goroda-i-gorozhan/

The mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin met the media representatives today. At the traditional New Year press conference, he announced the results of 2019, told about future plans of Kazan in the year of the 100th anniversary of the TASSR, answered sharp questions about the protesting citizens and said why he loves his job.

“We are making improvements not only in the downtown, but also at the suburbs”

Opening the meeting, Ilsur Metshin noted that the year was productive. Among the significant results, the mayor noted the overhaul of the housing resources. During the 11 years of the program's existence, 2717 houses were renovated, where live about 540 thousand residents. In addition, today 246 yards have been repaired and almost all schools that are older than 30 years. This year, 18 kindergartens have undergone overhaul, and medical institutions and cultural palaces are being actively repaired.

“We have reached records for the construction and repair of roads. For Kazan to develop, it is necessary to spend more than 7 billion rubles. This year, 7.2 billion rubles were allocated for this purpose”, - the head of the city summed up the work in the road industry.

Speaking about the improvement of public spaces, Ilsur Metshin reminded that the work was completed as part of the renovation of the Walk of Fame in Yudino, at the boulevard “White flowers”. “We continued to work at lakes and forest of the park Lebyazhye. A lot of work is being done on the improvement of the lake Kaban. But I am glad that we are making changes not only in the downtown, but also at the suburbs – for example, in the park “Dubrava”. We also renovated the lake Komsomolskoye, which is a favorite of the residents of the Sovetsky district,” - the mayor reminded.

Plans for next year: 100th anniversary of TASSR and New wave festival

Already this year, Kazan has begun preparations for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the TASSR. On the eve of a significant date, the Zambezi river zoo opened its doors in a technical mode.

An important milestone of the year was the 45th world championship in professional skills WorldSkills Kazan 2019 in Kazan. This event caused a surge of interest in working professions, said the mayor.

Among the tasks for the coming year, I. Metshin mentioned the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the TASSR and hosting of the popular music festival “New wave” in August.

Citizens will be able to enjoy new views of Kazanka

At the meeting, a question was raised regarding the development of the site on Gavrilov street, at the bank of the Kazanka river. I.Metshin explained that a new landscaped area is planned here, in which only a smaller part of the area will be used for residential development. On the most part, there will be kindergartens, a school, an embankment, a park and a promenade. “Believe me, it will be a beautiful place where the residents of the houses on Gavrilov street will be able to enjoy new views of Kazanka. According to the new regulations of the General Plan, there will be a comprehensive development of the territory”, - the mayor explained.

Media representatives were also interested in the details of the demolition of landmark buildings for citizens. This year, a bath building was demolished in Derbyshki. “Many years ago, we wanted to carry out overhaul there, but, unfortunately, the building was completely rotted and could not be repaired”, - said I.Metshin.

In particular, this event was the reason for the rallies. The mayor of Kazan shared that he respects the point of view of the citizens, because the way how people express their opinion show that they are not indifferent to what is happening around them.

“I share concerns of the activists and their desire to carefully study the process from the inside”

When asked about the construction of a waste incineration plant, I.Metshin reminded that it is planned as a part of the national project “Clean environment”. “I share concerns of the activists and their desire to carefully study the process from the inside”, - he said, adding that an international examination will be carried out, the results of which will be communicated to citizens.

“As they say in sports- look at the scoreboard”

This year, Ilsur Metshin was elected the President of the UN Advisory Committee of local governments. Journalists asked how the new position will be useful for Kazan and what I.Metshin plans to do in the new post. “This is the only platform at the UN that represents municipalities. For me, this is an exchange of best practices, because each city is interesting and has accumulated successes”, - he said.

I.Metshin was also asked how he assesses the living standards in Kazan at the moment. “We do not award ourselves high titles. A respected expert community has recognized us as the best city in Russia for the living standards of the population, so, as they say in sports, “look at the scoreboard”, – said the mayor, recalling the award of Kazan by the Financial University under the government of the Russian Federation. – But this does not mean that we have all the problems solved”.

Major events have changed not only the city, but also the citizens

The mayor mentioned the issue of sports events when answering a question from one of the journalists about the key events of the decade. He stressed that the right to host the 2013 Universiade, received in 2009, determined the upcoming work. “The preparation, holding of events and their legacy have changed not only the city and infrastructure, but also the citizens and their living standards”, - he said.

I.Metshin also reminded that Kazan continues to bid for the right to host the 2023 UEFA Cup. The decision will be made in March 2020.

“I want even more changes”

The mayor was asked to share why he loves his job. “I love that my work is about a creation: construction of venues, improvement of parks and squares. I live by the interests of our city and citizens, I want even more changes, I try to learn in order to make Kazan the most comfortable, the safest and the happiest. I have enough power and authority”, -the mayor replied.


Wed, 25 Dec 2019 22:53:43 +0300
<![CDATA[Rustam Minnikhanov and Ilsur Metshin visited the skating rink at the “Black lake” park ]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/rustam-minnikhanov-i-ilsur-metshin-posetili-katok-v-parke-chernoe-ozero/

Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov and the mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin visited the skating rink at the “Black lake” park and the park “Dubrav”" today.

The attraction center of the park “Black lake” is a skating rink with an area of more than 6 thousand square meters, which is already open to visitors. For the New Year holidays for the convenience of citizens in the park has expanded the rental office, wooden boards were installed, stairs were secured with rubber coating, and a coffee shop opened. This year, the rink was decorated with festive illumination.

Rustam Minnikhanov visited the theme areas of the park, skated, and talked with Kazan citizens.

Then the President of Tatarstan visited the park “Dubrava” and inspected the renovation of the entrance zone. Director of MBI “Directorate of parks and squares” Marat Zakirov told Rustam Minnikhanov that after the meetings with residents the main important functions of the entrance group were defined. Thus, there are cafes, ski and bicycle rental, as well as the heated bus stop. At the request of the citizens, parking spaces were provided outside the forest.

During the inspection of the park, Marat Zakirov informed about the cultural events held in the parks and squares. In particular, 907 events were organized this year, the press service of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan reports.

Tue, 24 Dec 2019 22:07:29 +0300
<![CDATA[Kazan entered the top-3 cities of Russia in terms of management efficiency]]> https://kzn.ru/meriya/press-tsentr/novosti/kazan-voshla-v-top-3-gorodov-rossii-po-effektivnosti-upravleniya/

Kazan entered the top-3 cities of Russia in terms of management efficiency. The rating was compiled for the third time by the Agency for political and economic communications (APEC).

The rating assessed the current social- political and economic situation in urban districts associated with the activities of municipal authorities. The sampling included 92 cities of Russia with a population of more than 300 thousand people.

According to the research, the top three rating remained unchanged: Tyumen, Kazan and Salekhard. Next are Khanty-Mansiysk, Grozny, Ufa, Rostov-on-Don, Kursk, Kaluga and Saransk. The top ten remained unchanged in comparison with the previous rating, which indicates the formation of a group of cities in the country with the most effective management, the authors of the study note.

The study involved 171 specialists in urban and regional policy, according to the APEC website.

Tue, 24 Dec 2019 15:03:47 +0300