Russia Today Office opens in Kazan soon. It was discussed in the course of Prime Minister’s meeting with Tatyana Burkaeva, Russia Today Marketing Director, and Aydar Aganin, Deputy Chief Editor of Rusiya Al-Yaum, Director of Arabic Broadcasting Directorate.
Tatarstan was also represented by Marat Muratov, Director General of the Mass Communications Agency “Tatmedia”, Andrey Kuzmin, the Head of RT Cabinet Press Service, Ilshat Aminov, Director General of the Television and Radio Company “Novy Vek” (TNV).
Rustam Minnikhanov and Tatyana Burkaeva discussed the possibility of Russia Today offices opening in the republic and further co-operation. According to Russia Today representatives, nowadays numerous events are taking place in the world and particularly in Russia. These events attract western audience attension. Arabic viewers show interest in Tatarstan.
Prime Minister noted, that Russia and its regions, and in particular the Republic of Tatarstan, are poorly represented in global information space. Often the information about an event is incomplete or misrepresented. The opening of Russia Today offices can improve the situation. The republic is ready to give necessary support, the Head of the Government said.
On May 14, at their meeting at the Government House of the republic, Tatarstan Prime Minister Aleksey Pesoshin and Minister of Industry of the Republic of Belarus Pavel Utyupin, who is on a working visit in the republic, discussed issues related to further development of cooperation and the enhancing of business contacts in the industrial sector of the economy.
On May 9, at the Arsk cemetery in Kazan, Tatarstan Prime Minister Aleksey Pesoshin laid flowers at war graves and obelisk in memory of those, who fell in the Russian Great Patriotic War of 1941 – 1945.
On May 7, in Kazan, Deputy Prime Minister of the republic – Tatarstan Minister of Information and Communications Roman Shaykhutdinov and Chairman of the Board of Tattelecom Telecommunication Company, Director General of Svyazinvestneftekhim Valery Sorokin took part in the event, where a new head of the Tattelecom, former Aide to Tatarstan President, Airat Nurutdinov was introduced to its staff.