Samara Region Governor Nikolai Merkushkin congratulated female staff of JSC "AVTOVAZ" with the upcoming International Women's Day. Before the ceremony the head of the region together with theAVTOVAZ managment and honorable guests laid flowers at the monument of V.Polyakov, the first Director General of the factory. March 3d he would have turned 101 years.
In his speech to the female staff of AVTOVAZ Nikolai Merkushkin noted that despite the difficult macro-economic situation the company firmly holds the leading position in the Russian automotive market and is a leader of the domestic car industry. The head of the region assured the audience that the federal and regional authorities will continue to provide full support to the company and the city of Togliatti to celebrate AVTOVAZ 50th anniversary. The governor said that the celebration of the program has been adopted at the federal level and is designed for 2016-2020 years. It provides for the construction of new cultural and sports facilities, upgrading urban infrastructure, landscaping.
At the end of the official part of the Governor awarded distinguished employees of AVTOVAZ, and all the women in the audience received flowers from the head of the region.