On 8 April the Rais (Head) of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov took part in the VIII Moscow Youth Forum “Moscow-Tatarstan Bridge”, where he greeted its participants and answered questions from them.
The forum was held at the Financial Institute by the Russian Government in Moscow with such key note speakers as the Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for youth Affairs Damir Fattakhov, who is also the Co-Chairman of the Russian Movement of Schoolchildren, the Chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee in Control Oleg Morozov, the leading neurosurgeon of Russia Ali Bekyashev, Russian actor Kamil Larin and others.
Greeting the participants of the Forum, Rustam Minnikhanov said that it has become a good tradition already and thanked Russian Deputy Prime Minister – the Plenipotentiary representative of Tatarstan in Russia Ravil Akhmetshin for its organization. He also expressed his gratitude to the Financial Institute and its rector Stanislav Prokofyev for hosting the forum.
He told it was a pleasure to visit the Institute and to learn than 600 students from the republic study here. “There is a competition for minds everywhere, and it is not a secret we are trying to track where our best young men, who finish school, are going to study. I think that a person himself should choose where to study – in St Pete, Moscow, Kazan or Almetyevsk. Everything depends on what conditions we will create for students, but I think the youth should migrate and study as if we are in the closed space there will be no progress,” he said.
“Today our task is to make living conditions and quality of life in Tatarstan similar to those in Moscow so that students come back to us”, Rustam Minnikhanov said and stressed that today Tatarstan is very attractive for living and while many regions are losing their population the number of people in the republic have exceeded 4 million.
Rustam Minnikhanov answered questions from the audience about preparation being done for hosting the international economic summit “Russia-Islamic World: KazanSummit 2023’, further prospects of developing cooperation of Tatarstan with Muslim countries and what needs to be done to raise the prestige of a teacher and an educator.