Head of the republic Aisen Nikolaev met with veterans of the Great Patriotic War and of state service of Russia and the region, living in Moscow, Yakutia 24 TV channel reports with reference to the Regional Head’s Government.
Aisen Nikolaev told veterans about the successes of Yakutia in 2019 and emphasized that this year will go to the history of the republic as a year of serious achievements.
“We will have many more victories. Victories to the glory of the republic and our great country, because the main wealth of Yakutia is people who are not afraid of either frost or heat and always move forward,” he said.
He also noted that Yakutia is one of the leaders in the country in terms of economic growth. For the first time in history, the gross regional product of Yakutia in 2019 will exceed one trillion one hundred billion rubles.
“We have set a record for gold mining over the past half century. At least 34,8 tons of gold to be mined this year. For comparison, about 35 tons were mined in the 70s under the Soviet regime,” the head of the republic said.
At the end of the meeting, Aisen Nikolaev congratulated veterans on the upcoming 2020 and wished them happiness, health and prosperity.