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The exit session of the Russian organizing committee on preparation for celebrating the 300-th anniversary of the capital of Karelia was finished in Petrozavodsk
Photo by A.Smirnov Photo by A.Smirnov Photo by A.Smirnov Photo by A.Smirnov
Visiting of builded and reconstructed objects,
included in the complex program of preparation for celebrating the 300-th anniversary of Petrozavodsk

Petrozavodsk. September 11. Today the exit session of the Russian organizing committee on preparation and realization of celebrating of the 300-th anniversary of Petrozavodsk has passed in the capital of Karelia.

The Karelian capital will celebrate the anniversary in June of the next year. In connection with the forthcoming holiday in June of 1999 the Russian organizing committee headed by the Vice-president of the Government of Russia of Valentina Matvienko was created. The organizing committee also included the Head of the Republic of Karelia Sergey Katanandov (the vice-president of the organizing committee), the Minister of Education of the Russian Federation Vladimir Filippov, the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Mikhail Shvydkoi, heads of the leading ministries and departments of Russia and Karelia.

Then the list of celebratory events and the list of objects which should be repaired or reconstructed by the anniversary was determined. Today within the framework of preparation for celebrating in the capital of Karelia reconstruction of National theatre, the Museum of fine arts of the RK, Governor's park and the Governor's hall of the historical complex of the Round Square, the future building of the visit-centre of the museum - reserve Kizhi, construction of the new academical-laboratory case of Petrozavodsk State University and th second-order of the Onega quay, accomplishment of streets, parkways and squares is conducted. Means for performance of these works are allocated from federal, republican and municipal budgets.

For participation in the present session the First deputy minister of culture of Russia Natalia Dementieva, the First deputy minister of education of the Russian Federation Alexander Kiselev, the First deputy minister of transport of Russia Anatoly Nasonov, the director of Northwest administration of the State Committee of Construction of the Russian Federation Michael Novikov, the assistant to the Vice-president of the Government of the Russian Federation Valentina Matvienko Victor Akulov, executives of the Ministry of economic development, the Ministry of Finance, and the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation have arrived in Karelia.

They have visited the objects where they could evaluate the level of their readiness for the forthcoming holiday. Then in the Government of Karelia session of the organizing committee was held, where the financing of works and plans of assignment for 2003 were analyzed.

To complete the planned work by the anniversary celebrations which are held in June of 2003 it is necessary to allocate about 180 million roubles in addition. Therefore during the session the opportunity of attraction of means of the federal budget was discussed.

Andrey Raev

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