It is no coincidence that there is an expression:” Where the Tatars are, there is a risk “(” Tatar Barda Heter Bar “), Mintimer Shaimiev joked in an address to delegates to the 6th Congress of the World Congress of Tatars at today’s plenary session. He recalled that the Tatars often criticize each other – this is a well-known fact. “Criticism is useful if it has a basis”, – noted State Adviser of the Republic of Tatarstan and stressed that he does not agree with the criticism of Sabantuy.
Speaking about the agreement with the federal center, the first President of Tatarstan said: “I was in the thick of events, therefore I can say that many economic issues were solved then.” The President drew the attention of delegates to the fact that in the text of the 2007 agreement there were no economic issues. “There are legal issues. These are complex issues related to our Constitution. They have not been solved yet, “Mintimer Shaimiev said and added that over the past 10 years there have been positive results in this direction.
“Nobody can be blamed here. The Constitution of Tatarstan was adopted earlier than the Russian one. And their inconsistency with each other is understandable. It was such an era. Today, the rapprochement of these two constitutions is on the agenda, “Mintimer Shaimiev stressed.