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22.10.2021, 15:20

Ilsur Metshin: “The Russian Population Census is essential for the future of the country, the republic and our city”

The Mayor of Kazan takes part in the census at one of the census sites.

Today, the Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin participated in the Russian Population Census - the head of the city visited a census site in the Novo-Savinovsky district. More than 70 thousand Kazan citizens took part in the census in the first days. As the Mayor noted, the census data will form the basis for the adapting various national social programs, as well as plans for the development of cities and regions.

“The Russian Population Census is essential project for the future of our country, Tatarstan and Kazan. The census evaluates the quality of living standards, various parameters and indicators that form the basis of decisions for implementation of federal programs and national projects. For example, after one of the previous censuses in Russia, a decision was made to allocate federal subsidies for multiple-child families”, - I.Metshin said.

The results of the census will allow cities and regions to plan the development of their territories accurately. “The results of the census will form the basis for making decisions on the construction of schools, polyclinics, kindergartens and other social institutions, as well as implementation of other projects in the coming years”, - the Mayor noted.

Two census takers work at the census office at the Yutny Dom property management company, which operates daily from 8:00 to 20:00.

In total, 59 census offices opened in Kazan for those wishing to participate in person. In addition, the census takers can visit the Kazan residents at home.

More than 2,700 people are involved in the census, including 2,300 census takers at counting stations, 386 controllers, 12 instructors at the multifunctional centers and 10 authorized persons. The census takers have a certificate valid upon presentation of a passport and special equipment – a branded blue scarf, a tablet for online collecting data, and a flashlight for working at night, a blue vest, and a blue bag.

“This is my first experience of working a census taker. People are different, but mostly Kazan residents are very friendly and hospitable – said Albina Suleimanova. – This year we notice that young generation prefer to participate in the census online on the portal of Government Services, while older people talk to us more often. We remind everyone that we do not need any documents – we record all the information according to the information provided by citizens.”

The census form includes questions about gender, age, citizenship, place of birth, nationality, education, housing conditions and others. “For me, the population census, as well as elections, is a civic duty. Therefore, I think that all residents must take part in it”, - said Marat Nuriev, the Russian State Duma deputy, former Director General of LLC Yutny Dom.

For information, the population census is conducted once every 10 years in the UN member countries. Based on the data obtained, a program of socio-economic development of the country will be formed. In particular, the census will enhance the quality of forecasts for the implementation of national projects in the country, republic or city. Kazan residents can take part in the census until November 14.

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