Chairman of the Executive Committee of the World Tatar Congress Rinat Zakirov received a letter from the chairman of the Tatar public cultural and educational center of Tashkent R. H Nabiullina. It says, in part:
“Tatar cultural and educational center of Tashkent shows you its high respect for paternal – concern for compatriots, living outside of historic homeland – Tatarstan.
We sincerely congratulate you on the successful completion of the “World University – 2013” in Kazan, in organization and conduct of which the WCT ex.com. headed by you has contributed its mite.
On behalf of the Tatar cultural center I express you the words of immense gratitude for the invitation of Tatar youth of Uzbekistan to Universiade. Participation in the opening of the Universiade, meetings, cultural program, farewell, left a huge impression on our young men. They are genuinely marveled by the magnitude of sports facilities and the beauty of Kazan.
Tatarstan and Tatar people have proved to the world that can successfully organize and hold a world-class event, and thus raised the ante of Tatarstan even higher.
We are living away from the historic homeland, in Uzbekistan, we are of Tatarstan, of its hard-working and hospitable people, and do everything possible to preserve indigenous culture, language and traditions of the people. “