Yesterday, on November 4, Russian President Vladimir Putin paid a visit to Crimea in honour of the Unity Day celebration. On a special occasion, he met there the Sevastopol Head, Mikhail Razvozhaev, and supported his request for a one-time payment of 50 thousand rubles to participants of the heroic defence of Sevastopol during the Great Patriotic War.
According to Razvozhaev, on October 30, 80 years ago, the second heroic defence of Sevastopol began. In 2020, by Putin’s decision, residents of the besieged Sevastopol were equated with veterans of the Great Patriotic War.
He reminded that when recently Leningrad celebrated the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the blockade, at the request of the governor, the President decided to support the residents of a besieged city, those who were awarded the medal “For the Defence of Leningrad”, with an additional payment of 50 thousand rubles.
“I ask you to make a decision so that our residents of besieged Sevastopol and residents awarded the medal “For the Defence of Sevastopol” receive the same additional support,” Razvozhaev asked.
The governor noted that such a measure would be a significant assessment of the contribution of those people to the heroic defence of the city and support for Sevastopol residents. The President promised to take this issue into consideration.
“All right, we’ll do this,” Putin said.