Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan, the chairman of the Milli Shura of the World Tatar Congress, Vasil Shaikhraziev, met with representatives of the Sakhalin Tatar community. The meeting of Chairman of the National Council with activists of the Sakhalin Tatar public organizations was held as part of his visit to the island. Representatives of the Regional National and Cultural Autonomy of the Sakhalin Tatars, the Tugan Tel Educational and Cultural Center (Native Language), etc. took part in a round table discussion.
During the conversation, the Sakhalin Tatars voiced some requests and wishes for Chairman of Milli Shura, discussed issues and prospects for further joint work in the spheres of national culture and art, science, economy, etc. Vasil Shaykhraziev, in turn, called for more active support of the activities of Tatar youth in the region and pay special attention to information coverage of events dedicated to the Tatar people. At the end of the meeting, the chairman of the National Council presented with a letters of thanks.
Also, during the visit, Vasily Shaikhraziev visited the office of the Tugan tel educational and cultural center, where Tatar language lessons are regularly conducted, visited the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk mosque, and visited the Tatar cemetery.
It should also be noted that the chairman of Milli Shura, as part of his trip, met with representatives of the Government of the Sakhalin Oblast regarding installation of the monument to Gabdulla Tukay and the creation of a park named after the great Tatar poet.