This year Tatarstan celebrates its 100th anniversary. I think that now is the best time for me to remember “My Tatarstan”.
I had a lot of business meetings in Tatarstan, but I would like to start this post with the meeting on 6 June 2010 when I had my first meeting with Rustam Nurgaliyevich Minnikhanov, the President of Tatarstan. We have discussed a number of serious topics in the most relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. I must say that in Russia it is not very often you can have a productive business meeting and to enjoy human side of it at the same time.
On 20th of November 2011 I had my second meeting with the President of Tatarstan.
On 17th November 2011 I moderated the Media session of the First International Kazan Forum on Tourism.
July 10, 2013, was an extraordinary date for me. On this day I had a meeting with Mintimer Sharipovich Shaimiev, the First President of Tatarstan. He became the President on June 12, 1991, and was re-elected three times. During my meeting with Mintimer Sharipovich, I felt like a student in front of the professor, who is going to check my knowledge on many subjects at the same time. During our meeting, we covered history, philosophy, architecture, physics, political science. It is one of the meetings which you remember in every detail, not just the subjects you discussed, but your feelings and your thoughts you had in your mind during the meeting.