In March 2020, on the proposal of Vladimir Putin adopted a law on labor valor. On 2 July the President called 20 Russian cities, who will get the title this year: Magnitogorsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Samara, Perm, Nizhny Tagil, Saratov, Omsk, Kazan, Novosibirsk, Yaroslavl, Izhevsk, Ufa, Tomsk, Ulyanovsk, Ivanovo, Novokuznetsk, Irkutsk, Borovichi.
the Title of "City of labor valor" is a special analogue of the "hero City" and "City of military glory", the title is carried out by results of consideration of applications of the Russian public Association "Victory". This year such applications was 28.
the Honorary title of "City of labor valor" is awarded to towns and cities, which have shown labour heroism and dedication in the production of military and civil production at the industrial enterprises during the great Patriotic war.
Labor feat of Magnitogorsk citizens in the war years made a huge contribution to the Victory over Nazi Germany. As you know, every third shell and armor every second Soviet tank in the war were made of steel at the Magnitogorsk metallurgical combine. But MMK, originally built for the production of "peaceful" steel grades, produced not only the steel armor. Novotony and novomucheniki plant produced shells and aerial bombs. Stamped in the forging blanks for shells and electrical repair started manufacturing hand grenades in coke - Molotov cocktails and military-grade explosives. In shaped-vlastelinom cast armored hoods, bunkers, tank turret. Woodworking plant of Magnitogorsk did boxes of shells, the farm gorpromkombinat - anti-tank mines and horseshoes for the cavalry. Sewing workshops, sewing uniforms. Of shop of consumer goods was transferred to the release trench kilns. Magnitogorsk selfless "forged" a Victory, becoming the reliable production hinterland for the whole country.
Summing up the meeting of the organizational Committee "Victory", Vladimir Putin stressed that the arguments in favor of awarding the title to the towns of "clear and convincing and fully comply with the procedures and criteria of the Federal law". "For uninterrupted production of military and civilian products of enterprises of these towns have been repeatedly awarded the order of the red banner of the State defense Committee, numerous instances of personal courage and labour heroism of the inhabitants have been documented, said the head of state. And of course, we have to consider the opinions of people who collected signatures, sincere and broad popular support initiative awarded this honorary title - the City of labor valor".
The President of Russia has signed the Decree about assignment to Magnitogorsk honorary title of "City of labor valor"
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