“Dear citizens of Tatarstan!
We greet our favorite New Year holiday filled with bright hopes and belief in the good. This is an excellent occasion to gather with relatives, to remember the best moments of the expiring year and to plan for the future.
2017 was quite a productive year for the republic. The promising projects in petrochemical and machine building branches of industry, large-scale modernization ensured economic growth and the implementation of all social programmes.
Almost a quarter of a million Tatarstan people improved their living conditions.
A good harvest became a labor gift for the villagers of the native republic.
Masterpieces of the Russian architecture such as the Dormition Cathedral and the Sviyazhsk Monastery were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Every citizen of the republic made its own contribution to the achievements, the republic has made. From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank everyone for that.
We are grateful to our national leader Vladimir Putin for his overall support rendered to Tatarstan.
Dynamic development, our traditions and patriotism give us confidence in favorable prospects of the republic.
The election of the Russian President will be the most important political event in the coming year. There is no doubt that the election campaign will be held in an atmosphere of social and political stability and civil responsibility in our republic.
We will warmly meet participants and guests of the forthcoming FIFA World Cup. The Year of Leo Tolstoy, announced in the republic, is called upon to once again emphasize the greatness of humanism as an integral part of our spiritual heritage.
We share common thoughts and deeds with our great multinational country. We should appreciate this unity and pass it on to future generations.
Dear Tatarstan citizens, I sincerely wish you peace, kindness, prosperity, success in all your undertakings. Let the New Year bring a lot of happiness and joy to your homes!
Happy New Year!
Tatarstan President, Rustam Minnikhanov.”