Secretary-General of the Eurasian Regional Section of the World Organization “United Cities and Local Governments” Rasikh Sagitov arrived in Magadan for a few days to get acquainted with one of the remotest Russian cities but occupying an important place in the world organization.
On July 06 Secretary-General of the UCLG-Eurasia Rasikh Sagitov met with Mayor of the city of Magadan Yury Grishan. Imam-khatib Ruslan Mukhametgareev also took part in the meeting. Rasikh Sagitov noted that Magadan is a special city for “United Cities and Local Governments” - many cities struggle to be marked on the world map, and Magadan already has such a place. Besides, an essential role of Magadan in the UCLG-Eurasia proves the fact that the city is a member of the Council of Eurasian section for the period 2015-2018.
In turn Yury Grishan noted that Magadan positioned itself at many locations. The mayor reminded that besides the World Organization “United Cities and Local Governments” Magadan is a member of the Union of the Polar Circle and Far North Cities, Association of Siberian and Far Eastern Cities, Union of Russian Cities.
“Special issues are addressed at every location and Magadan occupies a rightful place among other Russian cities”, summarized the Head of the city.
During the conversation Rasikh Sagitov said that it was planned that next year Kazan would host the Eurasia Local Governments Congress that would be participated by the leaders of the Eurasian Regional Section of the World Organization “United Cities and Local Governments”. R.Sagitov invited Yury Grishan to this event.
Note: Magadan is a port town in the Far East of Russia, the administrative center of Magadan Region that forms the Municipal Entity “The city of Magadan”.
Population: 92,711 (2017). It is situated around the knolls on the shore of the Taui Bay of the Sea of Okhotsk, on the isthmus connecting the Staritskogo Peninsula with the mainland between the Nagaev and Gertner Bays. The climate is rigorous; the summer is short with the period of “white nights”.
Magadan was founded as a workers’ settlement for exploitation of mineral resources of Kolyma Region in 1929. It was awarded the status of the city in 1939. Magadanka River divides the city into two parts. The historical center is formed by the ensemble of building constructed in the 1950s according to the projects of Leningrad architects in neoclassical style.