Today, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots Leonid Kalashnikov, accompanied by Chairman of the Committee on State Building and Local Self-Government Albert Khabibullin, visited the World Tatar Congress. L. Kalashnikov is the co-chairman of the organizing committee of the VIII Kazan Eurasian Scientific and Practical Forum “Integration and Modernization Potential of Eurasia: Status, Projects and Formats of Implementation”, which opened today in the capital of Tatarstan.
Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan, Chairman of the National Council of the World Congress of Tatars, Vasil Shaikhraziev showed the guests a building of the Congress and spoke about the activities carried out by the WCT. The meeting discussed work with compatriots, including through the Congress. Vasil Shaykhraziyev told about Tatars who live outside the republic, about their quantitative composition in the CIS countries, about historical circumstances that caused their resettlement.
Also, Chairman of the National Council noted the role of the Congress in consolidating our compatriots. Meetings with Tatars from all over the world, discussion of issues of concern with local authorities, Sabantui of various sizes, which became the brand of the Tatar people, events held by the Congress – all of these are essential aspects of the nation’s preservation. Vasil Shaikhraziev and Leonid Kalashnikov discussed working with compatriots.