Makeyevka celebrates its 329th anniversary

On September 1, a solemn event dedicated to the 329th anniversary of Makeyevka took place. The event was attended by the Head of the DPR Denis Pushilin, Chairman of the People’s Council Vladimir Bidyovka, People’s Council’s deputies, citizen and guests of the city.

Denis Pushilin expressed deep appreciation to his compatriots for their active citizenship during his speech.

ʺHello, Makeyevka! Hello, my fellow countrymen! I am sincerely glad to see you all. And I am happy to be a native resident of Makeyevka, because wonderful, courageous and hardworking people live here.

Makeyevka is a glorious city! I would like to thank you for your resilience you have been showing all these tough years. We have a great deal to be done – we have plenty of problems, which we consider as our objectives. No one will resolve these problems, but us. We will succeed! We want it and we think about how our future generations and our children will live. How they will be studying and developing.

Both Makeyevka and the Donetsk People’s Republic have future! And, primarily, it has future thanks to its citizens, thanks to you. Happy holiday! Happy birthday, Makeyevka! I wish you all the best and well-being!ʺ Denis Pushilin said.

The Speaker of the Parliament Vladimir Bidyovka joined the congratulations of the head of the state.

ʺMakeyevka is a wonderful city that industrial power and beauty. Makeyevka is famous for its parks, squares and clean streets. It is known for its people, workers, who love their city and it reciprocates.

In these difficult times, when Ukraine started a war against us, it was a temper of a miner, which the citizens of Makeyevka had and which made it possible to withstand in this confrontation. Neither shelling, nor blockades, nor other actions made by Ukraine could break the spirit of the residents of this city. And today, Makeyevka is developing thanks to you.

Happy holiday, dear friends! Thank you for your industriousness, resilience and courage. I wish you peace and good health,ʺ the chairman of the People’s Council said.

In the course of the official part, the distinguished residents of Makeyevka were awarded with certificates of the Head of the DPR for their high professionalism, conscientious work, significant personal contribution to the formation and development of the Donetsk People’s Republic, as well as with letters of acknowledgment of the Chairman of the People’s Council for dedicated work, high professionalism, personal contribution to the social and economic development of the city and in connection with the celebration of City Day in Makeyevka.

It should be reminded that Makeyevka (prior to 1931, it was known as Dmitriyevsk) was founded in 1960. The beginning of its history begins with Cossack settlements Yasinovka, Nizhnyaya Krynka, Zemlyanki, Makeyevka, Shcheglovo, which were located at the crossroads of the Yekaterinoslav Governorate and the province of the Don Cossack Host. Makeyevka is a city with an ancient history. 140 archaeological monument sites were found on its territory. 3 settlements and 137 burial mounds, which were left by nomadic people, such as the Scythians, Sarmatians, Cumans and others, were documented in the city.

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