On May 18, the results of the 21st contest in the sphere of journalism and mass media “Bellur Kalam” – “Crystal Pen” in Tatarstan were summed up at the Piramida Entertainment Complex.
Deputy Chairman of Tatarstan State Council, Chairman of the Tatarstan Association of Journalists Rimma Ratnikova and Head of the Regional press and mass media agency “Tatmedia” Airat Zaripov welcomed the participants of the meeting.
Tatarstan State Counsellor, the First President of the republic Mintimer Shaimiev was awarded a special nomination of the contest - “Recognition”.
On behalf of Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov and on his own behalf, Shaimiev congratulated the audience on the Day of Tatarstan Journalism.
Tatarstan Prime Minister Aleksey Pesoshin congratulated the winners of the contest and handed in State awards of the Republic of Tatarstan.