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Irkutsk became the city of labor valor
For the significant contribution of the residents of Irkutsk to the victory in the Great Patriotic War, the capital of the Angara region received the title "City of Labor Valor." The corresponding decree was signed by Vladimir Putin.
According to the press service of the Government of the Irkutsk Region, in all, 20 cities of Russia received this title. Irkutsk became a city of labor valor, because during the war it uninterruptedly supplied arms to the front, equipment, and basic necessities; several dozens of hospitals were also located there.
The rationale for assigning such status was collected by historians and staff of the museum of local lore. After that, it was approved by the Russian Academy of Sciences, then residents joined the initiative, who supported the vote for the assignment of this title.
In September, in Irkutsk, near the eternal flame, a granite stele will appear in honor of this event. The installation date is dedicated to the end date of World War II.