I. Metshin: “2016 was the year of creation and capture of new heights for Kazan”
transcript of the TV program “Theme” on the channel “Efir” with the
participation of the Mayor of Kazan:
The “Efir” continues with the "Theme", and Alexey Kuleshov is in the
studio, hello! Today, we are summarizing results of the year for our city
together with Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan. Good evening, Mr. Metshin!
Metshin: Good evening!
Metshin will answer the questions that you sent before the broadcast. You can
ask them now by calling 554-22-22. Meanwhile, we are starting. Mr. Metshin, we
can say the 2016 has ended. If you sum up, what it was to Kazan? Successful or
cannot exactly describe it in one word. It was different. We started it with
anxiety: the whole country, the Republic of Tatarstan and Kazan as the capital
- we have lived and worked under the sanctions against our country. However,
this year has been constructive, we were able to do a lot, build, implement.
There were difficulties and, unfortunately, losses. Of course, small and
medium-sized businesses had it hard. Some large enterprises “sunk” because of
limited opportunities to sell their products. Others, on the contrary,
strengthened their positions and expand the market, increase profits.
Therefore, it was different for the industry, but small and medium-sized
businesses had to work in such harsh conditions. But there is progress, new projects
in different areas and sectors have been opened.
this year was the year of creation. We have growth in many positions. If we
talk about the main indicators of our life, a baby boom is still going on in
Kazan, in spite of everything. I believe, firstly, that it is the main joy in
life - the birth of children. Secondly, it is a leading indicator of people's
confidence in the future. The number of born children is still increasing every
year, it is very pleasing.
indicator is our investment attractiveness. By investment, we are the second
city among the cities with million population of the Russian Federation. It is
also one of the “litmus test”. As for housing construction, we introduced 800
thousand square meters, which is more than last year by 5%. Well, of course it
is the number of cranes, which always catches the eye, when I go to any region.
Number of buildings is also an indication.
Rustam Minnikhanov, our President, and the Government. No national program was
cancelled in the most difficult conditions: it is repair of yards, schools, and
kindergartens. We continued with federal programs, a bit later we will cover
The 2016 in
Kazan was spent with the building, the implementation of new projects, we reached
many peaks. Therefore, we continue to grow, progressively move towards a better
let us hear our viewers. We've got the first phone call.
evening! My name is Laysan. Mr. Metshin, my question is about the center of
additional education “Zarechie”. My daughter goes there for the second year.
Everything is fine, we like classes, we like teachers - thanks to them. But the
building itself, of course, is in a terrible condition. They promised to make
repairs, but there is nothing. The last thing I heard is that the building with
the center is going to be closed. Where do we take our children then? Is it
possible to resolve somehow this issue, Mr. Metshin?
you for the question. I subscribe to your words of gratitude to the staff of
teachers in additional education. They are really wonderful, and develop the
talents of our children, which grow as stars, and realize their innermost
I have good
news, this decision was made, and the decision of the Government was signed. 36
million, if my memory serves me, will be sent for the overhaul. Therefore, this
center will be overhauled next year and I hope we meet at the matinee of our
children, look at their reporting concert.
A.K.: So it
won’t be closed or transported?
I.M.: At the
time of major repairs, we will certainly keep the sections in various sites in
the neighborhood. It will be closed for a while, but the most important that
there is a decision and we will implement this decision in the short term.
Metshin, we have just a minute left. It is 10 days until the New Year. What
would you like to wish the citizens on the eve of the holiday?
Nothing new, you know. Turning to our dear residents of Kazan, I want firstly
to thank for the outgoing 2016, for the fact that we are together with you
worked very amicably to the benefit of our native city, the native capital, to
thank you all. And I wish good health, spiritual and physical in the coming
2017. Let your relatives and friends please you, the year will be without
losses, and of New Year's Eve Ded Moroz will make the most cherished dreams of
our children come true, and we all remain children at heart though. Therefore,
I wish all of our Christmas wishes would be realized with the help of God and
our work in 2017. Happy New Year, good health, success and all the best in the
New Year. Thank you.
let's make a wish, let them all come true. Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan,
was our guest today, thank you very much. We thank our viewers for your
version of the transcript is available here http://metshin.ru/ru/blogs/17474