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Vladimir Putin supported infrastructure development projects in the Vologda Region during his working meeting with Vologda Region Governor Oleg Kuvshinnikov.
On August 9th Vladimir Putin held a working meeting with Vologda Region Governor Oleg Kuvshinnikov to discuss the socioeconomic situation in the region.
Oleg Kuvshinnkov told the Russian President about the implementation of major projects - construction of a second bridge over the Sheksna River in Cherepovets, development of a residence of Ded Moroz in Veliky Ustyug, reconstruction of the airport in Veliky Ustyug and restoration of the Vologda Kremlin.
Oleg Kuvshinnkov briefed the Russian President on the implementation of a project - the construction of Vologda’s bypass road that will link three federal motorways from Vologda to Arkhangelsk, St Petersburg and Moscow. This road will remove all transit vehicles from the centre of Vologda. The works will be fully completed by September 1, 2020.
Oleg Kuvshinnikov reported to the President on the development of a major tourism cluster in the Vologda Region - the residence of Ded Moroz in Veliky Ustyug. A sports and recreation centre was built in 2018 and the Moroz Arena Ice Palace in 2017. The design of a new palace of Ded Moroz, the main holiday season miracle maker in Russia is nearing completion. It will be three times bigger than the old one since the number of tourists has exceeded 300,000 per year.
The Vologda Region Governor told about the reconstruction of the airport in Veliky Ustyug which is located 1,000 kilometres from Moscow. In line with the President’s instruction, its runway is being extended from 1300 metres to 1800 metres. A new runway will open on August 20, 2020. The new terminal complex may operate international flights if the region sees an increase in international tourist flows.
The Governor also touched upon cultural issues and asked Mr. Putin to assign the historical heritage status to Vologda. The city is 872 years old and has unique architecture, including over 200 cultural heritage sights, such as Spaso-Prilutsky Monastery (14th century), St Sophia Cathedral (16th century) and the Vologda Kremlin.
At the end of the meeting Mr. Kuvshinnikov reassured the President that the implementation of major infrastructure projects is being carried out according to plan and will be completed to ensure Vologda Region’s dynamic development.
Vladimir Putin said, “The region is doing well and its plans are also fairly realistic. They can and must be carried out.”