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Byelomorsk celebrated its 70 anniversary

On September 27 the town of Byelomorsk celebrated its 70 anniversary. Many guests came to the celebration, including chief executives of the republic - Head of Karelia Sergey Katanandov and the Legislative Assembly of the RK Chairman Nikolay Levin.

In operating room of the new vascular center

In operating room of the new vascular center

History of the town of Belomorsk dates from September, 1938, when by the decree of Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of RSFSR four settlements - the White Sea coastal village of Soroka, the fellers' settlement of Colunina, the Sorokskaja railway station settlement and the settlement of Water-transport workers have been transformed into one settlement which was assigned the name of the town of Byelomorsk.

By their town's anniversary the Byelomorsk citizens have received a few gifts from the republic. The most significant of them was construction of a primary branch of the cardiovascular centeron the basis of the central regional hospital. With visiting blocks of the future center Sergey Katanandov and Nikolay Levin have begun their trip to Belomorsk. The new medical institution is located on one of the floors of the Central Regional Hospital, painting and decorating are already completed here, any day physicians expect start of deliveries of ultramodern equipment, the region will get its computer tomograph, a block of intensive therapy, operation room, laboratory, physiotherapeutic rooms and chambers for 30 beds. Doctors working on probation in capital institutes, will be able to practice emergency medicine at a qualitatively new level and render emergency medical aid to people at cerebral accidents and heart attacks. According to Sergey Katanandov, doctors of the center can rescue lives of many inhabitants of Belomorsk and other northern regions of Karelia. Work of the establishment should really lower the death rate parameter in Byelomorsk.

New children's playground in Byelomorsk

New children's playground in Byelomorsk

The second gift by the Day of Belomorsk was construction of a beautiful children's playground. Sergey Katanandov has allocated means for its construction from the Reserve fund of the Head of the republic. The children's playground was constructed in one of the town microdistricts, and the mini-football and basketball fields near to it arranged on sponsor's funds. According to the townspeople, from the moment of their opening the children's playground and sports fields became the favourite vacation spots for children and teenagers.

Visiting the Semyonov family

Visiting the Semyonov family

On the Year of the Family Sergey Katanandov and Nikolay Levin on all their trips to regions meet young and large families. Belomorsk was not an exception - heads of the republic have visited the young Semenovs family with two girls growing up: four-year-old Masha and two-year-old Dasha. At the cup of tea with cakes with cloudberries conversation matters concerned problems which parents face having dared to have more than one child and supporting young families. While adults made the conversation, Masha and Dasha were excited with their gifts - to beautiful dolls and bricks On the holiday children treated in children's branch of local hospital have not remained without attention - Head of the Republic and Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of the RK have presented the branch a large set of toys.

Head of Karelia at the solemn meeting in Byelomorsk

Head of Karelia at the solemn meeting in Byelomorsk

Two actions which have gathered many citizens of Byelomorsk were the meeting at the memorial to the Byelomorsk heroes who sacrified their lives during the Great Patriotic War and solemn assembly in the regional culture Palace.

At the solemn meeting in Byelomorsk

At the solemn meeting in Byelomorsk

At the meeting at the memorial people have paid a tribute to their fellow countrymen who protected the Native land within the war. Veterans spoke of the key role which Byelomorsk had in the military years: the town became a temporary capital of Karelia, headquarters of the Karelian front and partizan movement, as well as government of the republic here was located there. Sergey Katanandov, Nikolay Levin, heads of the region, citizens of Belomorsk have placed flowers to the memorial and held a moment of silence for everyone who died protecting the Native land.

In the regional culture palace there reigned celebratory mood. The hall was crowded, on the stage to say their congratulations there came married couples that have celebrated their silver and gold weddings, the oldest inhabitants of Belomorsk, young families, inhabitants who made a great contribution to development of their native town and region with their work. Head of Karelia Sergey Katanandov has also addressed ith congratulation to the citizens of Byelomorsk. «I wish good luck and success to all city dwellers. Beautiful youth grows in Belomorsk, there is a great potential, we are full of plans on development of the region and determination to make them come true,» - Sergey Katanandov has told. Head of Karelia has connected prospects of Belomorsk development with development of its seaport, revival of the White Sea - Baltic Sea Channel traffic, the profound processing of timber and extraction of stone, revival of traditional arts ans crafts and becoming of tourist branch.

Citizens of Belomorsk have highly evaluated assistance rendered to Byelomorsk region for a long time by the Government of Karelia and Legislative Assembly of the republic. At the solemn assembly on the occasion of the Day of the town Sergey Katanandov was awarded with the rank of the honourable citizen of Byelomorsk.

Ivan Stepanov
Press-secretary of the Head of the Republic of Karelia

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