On October 18, at a press conference in the national parliament, chairman of executive committee of the WCT, deputy of the State Council Rinat Zakirov informed the media about preliminary results of the World Congress of Tatars in 2013.
According to him, the highest priority in the activities of the Congress is preservation and promotion of national education, interaction with the educational community. Each proposal to open a Tatar school in a particular Russian region is a great joy for the executive committee of the Congress. But it is sad that in some towns of the Republic of Tatarstan still there are no national Tatar schools.
“World Congress of Tatars maintains close contacts with all the foreign organizations. This is a great support rendered by President Rustam Minnikhanov , who visiting abroad, tries to find time to meet with fellow countrymen.”
WCT enjoys good relationships with state agencies as in the country, and throughout Russia . ” Thanks to our compatriots do not give a reason for the lack of respect .
In issues of preserving Tatar language, culture and traditions of nation, the most important is the activity of diasporas in the field and authorities do not prevent anyone – Rinat Zakirov said. – We do not stick to radical, extremist approaches to protect originality of the Tatar people. Today more than ever, we are fully aware that we are part of the Tatar world, and we continue to discover it for themselves too. “