© RIA Novosti / Igor Eucandidate in photobacteria district of the city of Khabarovsk. Archival photo© RIA Novosti / Igor Eucandidate the image Bank
Deputies of the city Duma of Khabarovsk on 30 October, will hold an extraordinary meeting, where will discuss with the public the question of preserving the status of the capital of the Far East, reported on the website of the municipality.
Khabarovsk is the center of the far Eastern Federal district since its formation (2000). Acting Governor of Primorsky Krai Oleg Kozhemyako said earlier that the capital of the Far East need to do in Vladivostok. The Plenipotentiary of the RF President in far Eastern Federal district Yuri Trutnev said Thursday that directs the Ministry and the staff of the Embassy until December 1 to prepare a full report to the President with the feasibility study, costs and benefits.
«The deputies of the city Duma will hold an extraordinary meeting to discuss the feasibility of preserving the status of Khabarovsk as the capital of the far Eastern Federal district. This theme, according to the Chairman of the Duma Sergey Savkov, is resonant, and it is necessary to develop a unified position on this issue», — stated in the message.
It is noted that a joint meeting with the public on this issue scheduled for October 30. It will discuss the historical background of the capital status of Khabarovsk, the desirability of this choice.
«In 1926, adopted the first decision on the capital status of Khabarovsk. Here was transferred the headquarters of the far Eastern military district of Chita. Khabarovsk became the energy and transport center of the region. Nearly 200 Federal agencies located in the city. Lately there is talk of moving the capital to Vladivostok. Vladivostok is geographically a corner of the city. Khabarovsk has all the conditions to stay the capital city. We know that before 1 December the task to prepare a report to the President of the Russian Federation about transfer of the capital of DFO. How much will it cost for the state?», is given in the message words of the Chairman Gordumy savkova.
He also noted that the Khabarovsk ahead of the big task. «We have to build a bridge to Sakhalin, the transition from the Big Ussuri island (part of which belongs to China — ed.) is also functions of the capital of the Far East», — said the Chairman of the city Duma.