At the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Tatarstan in the city of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, a meeting was held between the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Tatarstan Renat Valiullin and the initiative group for the creation of the Tatar Square in the city on the Neva, with the participation of prominent Tatar public and creative figures, local historians, historians and also representatives of the initiative group of residents of Primorsky district.
The main topic for discussion was the consideration of the initiative of the inhabitants of St. Petersburg and representatives of the Tatar people living in the Primorsky district, on the assignment of an unnamed square – “Tatarsky Square”. The residents of the district managed to implement their initiative and on April 28, 2021, the Governor of St. Petersburg signed amendments to the law on the ZNOP (Law of St. Petersburg No. 197-48) and the site officially acquired the status of a public garden, but does not yet have a name.
At the end of the meeting, the participants agreed to continue work on this initiative, and proposals were made for its further improvement.
Reference: The Tatars were among the first builders of St. Petersburg, which marked the beginning of close economic and cultural ties between St. Petersburg and Tatarstan and the Tatar community of the city.
So, the Tatar settlement appeared in St. Petersburg, which became the most concentrated place of residence of the Tatars in the city. The Tatar settlement, which was one of the first ten settlements of St. Petersburg, left a bright mark on its history. Sloboda gave St. Petersburg a certain oriental flavor, which was noted by Western European authors. Since the founding of St. Petersburg, a multinational image of the city’s population began to form, in which the features of Russian, European and Eastern cultures were intertwined.
For 300 years of existence of St. Petersburg, Kazanskaya Street, Tatarsky Lane, Cathedral Mosque, Tukay Square with a monument to the poet and many other important places associated with and associated with the culture of the Tatars appeared in the city. St. Petersburg is constantly developing and growing. One of the districts of St. Petersburg where iconic places continue to appear is the Primorsky District, which is directly adjacent to the Petrogradsky District, the historical site of the Tatarskaya Sloboda.