The plenary session of the VI convention of the World Tatar Congress was held in Kazan
Photo by the Tatarstan Government Portal
August 3). The VI convention of the World Tatar Congress is held in Kazan,
within the framework of which a plenary session with the participation of
Rustam Minnikhanov, the President of the RT, took place in Kazan today. Aleksey
Pesoshin, the prime minister of Tatarstan, Farid Mukhametshin, the chairman of
Tatarstan State Council, Mintimer Shaimiev, the state advisor of Tatarstan,
Asgat Safarov, the head of the Presidential Administration, Ilsur Metshin, the
Mayor of Kazan, Rinat Zakirov, the chairman of the Executive Committee of the
WCT, and others also attended the meeting.
Minnikhanov greeted the participants of the forum. He noted that every
convention of the Congress is a long-awaited historical event. “The convention,
held in the year of the 25th anniversary of the congress, has a symbolic
significance. During this time, the Congress proved its viability, showed
itself as an institution preserving the language, culture, and traditions of
the Tatar people, and it became an important factor uniting the people. The
Congress united all the Tatars, working for the good of the nation and its
future. For a quarter of a century, it implemented many successful projects”,
said the President of the RT in Tatar language.
Minnikhanov noted that every year, large events are held with the support of the
republic: the All-Russian Meeting of Entrepreneurs of Tatar villages, the World
Forum of Tatar Women, the Forum “Business Partners of Tatarstan”, and the
All-Russian Congress of Tatar Local History. Also, the head of Tatarstan
mentioned the activities of organizations abroad: the Congress of the Tatars of
Kazakhstan, the Tatar public cultural and educational center of Tashkent, the
association “Tugan tel” of the Assembly of the Peoples of Kirghizia.
Minnikhanov noted that special attention is paid to working with young people.
The World Forum of Tatar Youth is becoming more popular. According to the head
of the republic, it is necessary to develop this direction in the future.
to the President of the RT, a lot of work is being done to popularize Sabantuy,
the Tatar national holiday. “It became a great tradition to hold Sabantuy in
Europe, the All-Russian village Sabantuy. Recently, the holiday was held in
Astrakhan and the Penza region. This year, Sabantuy took place in 59 regions of
Russia and 32 countries abroad and became a beautiful event in the life of our
compatriots. This is a great work of the congress, the result of the Russia
governments activity and the authorities of foreign countries”, said R.
Minnikhanov in Tatar language. The head of the republic believes that it is
necessary to raise the issue of introducing Sabantuy into UNESCO's list of
intangible cultural heritage.
speech, R. Minnikhanov also mentioned the issues of strengthening bonds with
compatriots, supporting the Tatar language, culture, and traditions, working
with regions and countries where the Tatars live. The President of the RT
thanked the participants of the congress for their work. Also, M. Shaimiev
addressed the participants of the congress, reports the portal of the Tatarstan
Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, greeted the participants of the
congress. He sent a welcoming telegram to R. Minnikhanov, delegates, and guests
of the forum. The congress will last until August 6.