The director of the Museum Historical and Memorial Complex «35th Coastal Battery» was awarded the badge «For Merit to Sevastopol»
City Governor Mikhail Razvozhaev awarded Valery Volodin, Director of the 35th Coastal Battery Museum Historical and Memorial Complex, with a badge of distinction «For Services to Sevastopol». The honorary award was presented for many years of conscientious work, active social activity, significant contribution to the preservation of the cultural and historical heritage of the city.
On May 19, Valery Volodin celebrated his 75th birthday. Valery Ivanovich captain of the 1st rank, retired. Born in Sevastopol. From 1986 until his retirement he served in the Black Sea Fleet. Valery Ivanovich Volodin is a prominent public figure, headed the Coordinating Council of Officers’ Meetings, actively worked on the board of the Gennady Cherkashin Foundation for History and Culture, devoted the last 15 years to the 35th Coastal Battery.
Valery Ivanovich is a unique person — with a sharp mind and a subtle sense of humor, you can talk with him for hours about historical events, and again and again learn some new amazing facts. I try to attend all the significant events at the 35th battery. For me, this is a place of power. The place of our history. And of course, the tour, which Valery Ivanovich himself conducts, touches to the core. The museum historical and memorial complex «35th Coastal Battery» is known throughout the country — this is the merit of Alexei Mikhailovich Chaly and the museum team, which has been headed by Valery Ivanovich Volodin for 15 years— quotes the press service of the Government of Sevastopol Mikhail Razvozhaev.
Valery Ivanovich is a frequent visitor to secondary schools and cultural institutions. Many historical and patriotic projects take place with his participation.
People arrive from Moscow and say we are going to you specially or just yesterday from Vorkuta. It would seem, where is Vorkuta, where is Sevastopol? They come and say that they need to come to us, they want to know and understand one of the pages of our history — the defense of Sevastopol. The work is creative, the team is creative, so even if you don’t want to, they will make you work, if you don’t want to think, they make you think. And all together we understand that this is an important matter, we see the reaction of people, we see the tears of people, we understand that we are neededValery Volodin notes.
Valery Volodin in 2018 became a confidant of Vladimir Putin. He took part in the meeting of the President of the Russian Federation with representatives of the public of Crimea and Sevastopol in 2020.
source: press service of the Government of Sevastopol
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