On February 9, at a regional meeting in the Government House of the republic, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov handed in the regional state award “For Valorous Labour” to former Minister of Economy of the republic Artem Zdunov, who was appointed Chairman of the Government of Dagestan.
Minnikhanov thanked Zdunov for his fruitful work as head of the Ministry of Economy and great contribution to the social and economic development of the republic. "We wish him success in his new position. Our colleague has done a lot for Tatarstan, although he worked not that long in the republic. I am very upset that such a valuable asset went for promotion. However, the country, Dagestan need such qualified personnel,” Minnikhanov said.
"I want to thank you very much for your cooperation, for our working side by side in one team. We will try to promote similar traditions in other regions of Russia,” Zdunov said in reply.