Kazan becomes cultural capital of Turkic World for 1 year
Events marking the start of the 1-year period of Kazan as the cultural capital of the Turkic world in 2014 took place in the capital of Tatarstan.
A meeting between the president of the Republic of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov and delegations participating in the opening ceremony took place in the Kazan Kremlin.
Minnikhanov thanked the guests for coming to Kazan and emphasized the importance of the new status of Kazan for the country. He stressed that the role of the Turkic world in the modern world is growing and the republic's leadership has given priority to the development of relations with the Turkic countries.