“Movement of Firsts” launched the All-Russian campaign “We are citizens of Russia!”
The Russian Children’s and Youth Movement announced on April 12, Astronautics Day, the launch of the All-Russian campaign “We are citizens of Russia! This school year alone, more than 500,000 teenagers in the 89 regions of the country will receive their first passports during solemn ceremonies.
Hundreds of children from Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District (YNAO), Altai Territory, Republics of Dagestan And TatarstanKaliningrad, Astrakhan, Tula, Novosibirsk and Orenburg regions, as well as the capital of our homeland – Moscow.
“Giving the first passports to 14-year-old schoolchildren in our country has long become a good tradition, but for years it lacked consistency, solemnity and awareness of the importance of this special moment, and for the majority it was just a formality. I am sure that the first reception of the main personal document should be a real event for any teenager. That is why the scale of our action will only grow every year: already during next school year it will bring together more than 1.5 million children,” said Grigory Gurov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Russian Premier Children and Youth Movement.
By the way, the Deputy Chairman of the Government of the region Tatyana Gremyakova handed over the main document of a citizen to the young residents of Tula, and the ceremony itself took place in the historic building of the city – the Noble Assembly House.
The All-Russian action, designed to form a civil and patriotic position of the young generation, a sense of identity and ownership of the fate of the state, was supported at the highest level in the first participating regions. So, the guest of honor at the solemn ceremony in Moscow was President Moscow City Duma Alexei Shaposhnikovwho presented passports in the building of the Moscow City Duma; governor Kaliningrad region Anton Alikhanov hosted boys and girls in the regional government building; chapter Astrakhan region Igor Babushkin said warm words of farewell to the teenagers within the walls of the Great Hall of the Governor’s Administration.