Trolleybus driver becomes Minsk Citizen of the Year

Trolleybus driver becomes Minsk Citizen of the Year

A solemn ceremony of awarding Minsk Citizen of the Year was held on September 3 in the Belarus capital as part of Minsk City Day celebrations.

13 residents of the capital received this honorary title for their great personal contribution to the development of the city.

They are representatives of completely different professions: doctors, teachers, law enforcement officers, managers and businessmen.

Among the awardees is Alexei Novikov. The trolleybus driver has covered nearly a million kilometers of city routes.

Alexey Novikov, driver of trolleybus park No2:
Interesting work, very interesting! You sit watching TV. You see how people walk, look, how they are dressed and the fashion is out there, outside! People rushing to work, the city is waking up. It is very interesting.
You are responsible for people you carry. The traffic is very heavy and complex today. Attention, attention, attention.

The first honorary title Citizen of Minsk of the Year was given 15 years ago. During this time 203 residents of the capital won the title.