The Tatarstan delegation is headed by the President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov. He is accompanied by Assistant to the President of the Republic of Tatarstan Radik Gimatdinov, RT Minister of Culture Airat Sibagatullin, Chairman of Executive Committee of the World Tatar Congress Rinat Zakirov and others.
Immediately upon arrival in Astrakhan, the President of Tatarstan visited the city park named after Gabdulla Tukai and laid flowers at the monument of the Tatar classic. Here, Rustam Minnikhanov met with pupils of the school № 74, which also bears the name of Gabdulla Tukai. The president talked with schoolchildren and teachers of the educational institution, looked at the creative items prepared by the pupils.
This evening at the Astrakhan State Theater of Opera and Ballet a festive concert of masters of arts of Tatarstan will be held. Later – a solemn reception on the occasion of the Federal Sabantui. An exhibition of folk crafts will be held in a foyer of the theater.
Tomorrow, the Central Stadium will host the Federal Sabantui. It is planned that more than 18 000 people will take part in the festival. Guests are expected from 40 regions of Russia. A landmark event will be the opening of a monument to poet Musa Jalil at the park of the Astrakhan State University.