On 25 January, employees of the branch “Rosseti Centre Voronezhenergo” took part in festive events dedicated to the 77th anniversary of the liberation of Voronezh from the Nazi invaders. In the Voronezh Patriots Park, the power engineers paid a minute of silence to the memory of the liberating soldiers and laid flowers and wreaths at the eternal flame.
The liberation of Voronezh is one of the most significant dates in the history of the city. In the Voronezh region during the Great Patriotic War, about 400 thousand Soviet soldiers died in battles.
“Our fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers not only won the war, defended their native land, but also managed to restore the ruined city, enterprises, and the energy complex. Their military and labour exploits will always serve as an example of heroism and courage for the younger generation,” stressed Vyacheslav Antonov, Acting Deputy General Director - Director of the branch “Rosseti Centre Voronezhenergo”.
It is difficult to overestimate the contribution of power engineers made to the return of the city of Voronezh to peaceful life. In the conditions of the destroyed liberated city, a total lack of equipment, spare parts, tools, they were able to establish temporary electrical installations in just a month, helped return light and water to inhabitants of the capital of the Black Earth Region, and enabled enterprises to resume production of the necessary front products. For the heroic work of providing electricity to the national economy of the region during the difficult war years, 29 employees of the Voronezh power system were awarded orders and medals.