On 15 March the Rais (Head) of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov took part in a plenary session of the XI All-Russia assembly of Tatar rural entrepreneurs held in Kazan from 13 to 15 March and which gathered more than 500 representatives of small business and farms from more than 47 regions of Russia.
Before the session Rustam Minnikhanov walked round an exhibition, where entrepreneurs from various Russian regions demonstrated their produce, such as national costumes, souvenirs, cosmetics, children’s toys and meat and dairy products.
After entrepreneurs from Perm, St Petersburg, Stavropol, Tyumen and Nizhniy Novgorod regions told about peculiarities of rural business, implementation of tasks of supporting national culture and language and their relations with Tatarstan colleagues, Rustam Mnnikhanov greeted them and stressed the importance of such meetings especially in the age of globalization. “In these three days you have got acquainted with life of our republic and what programmes are implemented here. In our turn we listen to you and borrow your experience," he said.
He attracted attention to the fact that businessmen living in Russia and abroad attach great value to preservation of national culture, traditions and customs and the Tatar language.
“We are always happy to see you in Tatarstan. During our visits to other regions and countries we try to meet Tatars and help to solve this or other issues. Together we stand”, Rustam Minnikhanov concluded and handed in state awards of the republic.