Russian president awards “Town of Labor Valor” title to Lugansk

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree awarding the honorary title “Town of Labor Valor” to Lugansk.
“The honorary title “Town of Labor Valor” is awarded to Astrakhan, Vologda, Gorlovka, Zlatoust, Kaspiysk, Lugansk, Norilsk, Orsk and Yakutsk for considerable contribution made by town residents to achieving victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, ensuring uninterrupted production of military and civil goods at industrial companies and showing heroic labor and dedication,” the document said.
Earlier on Tuesday, Putin participated in the session of the “Pobeda” organizing committee which considered the requests for the honorific from these Russian towns.
“The awarding of the honorary title “Town of Labor Valor” to Lugansk and Gorlovka is a symbol of the restoration of common historical memory,” Head of the Russian Academy of Sciences Gennady Krasnikov said.
He reminded that both towns were large coal producing centers during the war.
“You can say that historical truth has triumphed because it would be difficult to imagine our common victory without Donbass’ contribution,” Krasnikov said.
He noted that the well-known underground youth organization “Young Guard” was created in the Lugansk region.
The Russian president established the honorific “Town of Labor Valor” in March 2020. *i*ie

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