New Year’s address of Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov

31 December 2015, Thursday

Dear citizens of Tatarstan!

Once again, our favorite New Year's holiday is entering our houses. We are summarizing the results and trying to look into the future.

We all will keep in mind major events and achievements of the outgoing year.

Together with the entire country, we widely celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory, which remains a moral guide to all of us.

The results of the election of Tatarstan President and municipal deputies showed a high level of social consolidation.

The dynamic development of the republic, successful holding of the World Cup in water sports and other major international forums allowed us to win the right to host the world championship of skilled trades in 2019.

Tatarstan is one of the leaders in innovation activity and investment attractiveness among Russian regions. First facilities of the city of the future – Innopolis were open, new production lines were launched, jobs in the petrochemical industry and mechanical engineering are created. The agriculture and entrepreneurship are actively developing.

The success of our social policy confirms the steady natural growth of the population. More than 55 thousand Tatarstan families felt the joy of motherhood and fatherhood in the outgoing year.

The republic is becoming more attractive for living and interesting for tourists.

All this is the result of our common work. I am sincerely grateful to all Tatarstan citizens.

Inter-ethnic and inter-religious peace and harmony are our eternal values.

The reconstruction of the Cathedral of the Icon of Our Lady of Kazan and the creation of the Bolgar Islamic Academy show our commitment to the development of spirituality, the restoration of historical justice.

With the achievements of previous generations and current trends, we have adopted the strategy of social and economic development until 2030, with human capital being the priority.

To this end, we will continue our work on the development of high-tech medicine and education, construction of houses and social and cultural facilities, improvement of the living environment and formation of comfortable public spaces. This is the aim of the programmes of the Year of parks and gardens, as well the Year of water protection zones starting from the next year.

In all our initiatives, we rely on the support of the public. I am sure that this is the keystone of future success.

Dear friends!

We see what is happening in the world. Today more than ever it is important to be together, keep warm of love and cordial closeness in our families.

I sincerely wish you good health, confidence, peaceful sky over your head, happiness and prosperity.

Happy Holidays! Happy New Year 2016!

Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov

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