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Khabarovsk celebrated 156 birthday
During the whole Sabbath, celebrations were held in Khabarovsk on the occasion of the 156 anniversary of the founding of the city.
The celebrations began with the laying of flowers at the monuments to the founders. The first ceremony took place at the monument to Erofei Khabarov, the pioneer, after whom the city was named. The next laying of flowers took place at the monument to Count Nikolai Muravyov-Amursky, thanks to which these lands were finally assigned to Russia, as well as the monument to the first builder of Khabarovsk, Yakov Dyachenko.
The event was attended by the mayor of the city, Alexander Sokolov, chairman of the Khabarovsk City Council Sergey Savkov, representatives of the city administration, the Khabarovsk City Council, veterans and guests of the holiday.
By tradition, on the same day, a solemn ceremony was held to award the Yakov Dyachenko Prize. Since 1998, the award is awarded for socially significant achievements in the development of the social sphere of the city, the development and implementation of social programs that ensure the vital activity of the city, contributing to its prosperity and preservation of the historical and cultural heritage.
This year the honorary title of laureates of the Yakov Dyachenko Prize was awarded to six Khabarovsk residents: Vladimir Iosifovich Vasiliev - a veteran of the Great Patriotic War, Svetlana Adamovna Kikot - Director of Children's Art School No. 7, Vladimir Andreevich Kolesnikov - Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC Investment Programs Management, Konov Vitalievich - General Director of JSC "Khabarovsk Plant of Concrete Products No. 4 named after VI Konovalov ", Pestrikova Tatyana Yurievna - head of the department of obstetrics and gynecology of the Far Eastern State Medical University, Smirnov Valery Vitalievich - general director of LLC" Publishing house "Priamurskie vedomosti".
The celebration ended with traditional fireworks.