Tatarstan President, Rustam Minnikhanov, took part in the opening ceremony of the memorial “Alley of Fame” of the Kazan Powder Plant Workers, the Veterans of the Great Patriotic War, in the park named after Petrov, KazanFirst reports.
The Kazan Powder Plant was a reliable stronghold of the country’s defense during the war. More than 2,000 workers went to the front directly from the factory. For the work during the Great Patriotic War, the enterprise was awarded the Order of the Patriotic War of the 1st degree and 5,448 factory workers received the title of “Front Line Worker”.
The flowers were laid at the memorial by a war veteran, Hero of the Soviet Union, Boris Kuznetsov, Kazan Mayor Ilsur Metshin, war veterans, director of the Department of Conventional Arms, Ammunition and Special Chemistry of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia, Dmitry Kapranov, and the representatives of the Kazan powder factory.