Rustam Minnikhanov sends his greetings to Kazan Federal University on the occasion of the birthday of great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy

9 September 2017, Saturday

On September 10, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov sent his greetings to Kazan Federal University on the occasion of 189th birthday of the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, one of the most famous students of the university.

"Dear friends!

This year marks the 189th birthday of the outstanding Russian thinker, the greatest writer Leo Tolstoy.

His name is closely connected with Tatarstan. Leo Tolstoy is one of the most famous students of Kazan University. The capital of our republic, where he wrote his first philosophical articles and made sketches of his early literary works, gave him spiritual birth. The personality of the author is reflected in each of his pieces of work. 

Tolstoy's traditions in literature are epic scope, deep psychology, knowledge of the national character, humanism and bold literary decisions. They continue to be developed in the modern national culture.

Leo Tolstoy still remains the most famous and authoritative Russian writer in the world. His pieces of work are an inexhaustible national cultural resource.

Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov.”

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