“Dear citizens of Tatarstan!
My warmest congratulations on New Year!
On the eve of this magical holiday, we summarize results and plan for the future.
Due to the creative work, the year 2018 was successful for the republic. Today we are encouraged by new modern production facilities and by the facilities of health care and education, culture and sports. Our cities and villages were decorated with landscaped squares and parks. All social programmes have been implemented.
Many Tatarstan citizens celebrate the holiday in new housing, about 46,000 families experienced the joy of having children and for all of them this year has become special.
All of us will remember the brilliant games of the FIFA World Cup, which have become a real celebration of sports and good relations between people.
Guests from 181 countries visited Tatarstan, which indicates the increased attractiveness and openness of the republic.
It is gratifying that our joint work and the support of Russian President rendered to Tatarstan in the implementation of the most important projects of the republic improve the quality of life, make it more meaningful and richer. Voting for Vladimir Putin during election campaign in 2018 was a visible act of general approval for this course.
The outgoing year gave us a lot of joy, but it was not without loss. But the most important thing is that we accompany him with a good groundwork for the future and self-confidence.
Strengthening the authority of the working man, establishing conditions for the development of future professions will be WorldSkills Kazan 2019 World Championship, to be held in the republic and the implementation of policy measures in the Year of Workers.
An important event of the coming year, the examination of the activities of the highest legislative body of power and the ongoing programmes of socio-economic development will be the election of people’s deputies of Tatarstan State Council of the sixth convocation.
Tatarstan is a home for all of us that we cherish and we are proud of. Belief in good, hope for the best, the desire to be useful to society has always united and unites all of us.
Let the most sacred wishes come true and the most courageous plans be fulfilled and family comfort, prosperity and happiness accompany all of us.
Peace, wellbeing and prosperity, dear Tatarstan citizens!
Happy New Year!
Tatarstan President, Rustam Minnikhanov.”