I. Metshin about the public spaces of Kazan and Tatarstan
in the coming winter, we sum up the work on improvement. A huge amount of work
has been done, and much remains to be done yet. But now I can say: I am
following very closely the changes in other cities. And besides Moscow and St.
Petersburg, nowhere else they pay so much attention to public spaces as we do.
Tatarstan and Kazan are the flagships of this big movement, which is only
gaining momentum around the country. It's nice to realize that this work began
precisely with our initiative within the framework of the Five-Year Health
Program. And it turned into a big project headed personally by the President of
transformations affected not only such large cities as Kazan, Naberezhnye
Chelny, Nizhnekamsk, and Almetyevsk but also all regional centers. And it is a
completely different level of improvement, which residents immediately notice.
They closely monitor everything that happens in the parks. They take the most
active part in the discussion, for which they have our gratitude. Every space,
every park passes a public hearing, examination from our residents, and we
decide together what to do there.
city parks have already been transformed. But we have moved on and are taking
on new projects, implementing plans for improvement along with the GC “Taif”
and “Kazanorgsintez”. We saw what wonderful photographs have already been made
on the Lebyazhie Lake. This is something that is already done today. At the
planning stage, I could not even imagine that it would be so great but what
turned out was more beautiful than what was on papers. There is still much work
to be done but the ski base will open already this winter, and the forest will
be available in a new format to our residents.
is ahead on improving the public space around the Family Center “Kazan”
starting from the metro station “Kozya Sloboda”, near the “Tatmedia” and along the
big pedestrian embankment to the square. Also, the road through Bondarenko
Street, which connects S. Hakim and Chistopolskaya streets, will be made and
Rabochaya Street will be overhauled as well. The entire landscaped cascade will
be left for residents and guests of the capital after the FIFA World
many plans. The fact that well-equipped facilities are already in demand,
encourages us to work further. After all, parks are not just a recreation area
today. They are also the best fitness centers. It pleases when you meet
citizens of different ages in the parks at any time of the day, when you see
how more and more citizens are engaged in active sports. This is a real request
from the citizens and our task is to give them all the opportunities in our