On June 4, Russian Minister of Defence Sergey Shoigu, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov, Head of United Aircraft Corporation Mikhail Pogosyan, and Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin took part in unveiling the monument to an outstanding Soviet aircraft designer Andrey Tupolev in Kazan.
Sergey Shoigu said it was a very important event, and merits of Andrey Tupolev to the country, aviation and law enforcement bodies are invaluable.
Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov congratulated everyone on the event saying that the history of Kazan aircraft plant and institute is connected with Andrey Tupolev.
Head of United Aircraft Corporation Mikhail Pogosyan noted that Andrei Tupolev's 125th anniversary was celebrated in Russia in 2013, and unveiling the monument in Kazan is a tribute to this outstanding person. Andrei Tupolev's grandson thanked for unveiling the monument and noted that the history of Tu aircrafts is connected with Kazan.
On July 13, Head of the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service Igor Artemyev, First Deputy Prime Minister of the republic Rustam Nigmatullin, Chairman of the Board of Russian Rugby Federation Druzhinin Stanislav and other officials took part in the opening ceremony of the Rugby Europe Women’s Sevens Olympic Qualifier Tournament held at the Central Stadium in Kazan.
On July 12, Tatarstan Government together with the Higher School of Urban Studies of the National Research University Higher School of Economics and Shukhov Lab announced the second grant contest for students from Tatarstan to study the international master programme of the National Research University Higher School of Economics "The City and Technology: Prototyping Future Cities". The academic leader of the programme is ex-chief architect of Barcelona, head of the Shukhov Lab Vicente Guallart.
On July 4, Acting Prime Minister of the republic Rustam Nigmatullin took part in an event dedicated to laying the foundation stone of a new building and a student residence of the Kazan branch of the Russian State University of Justice.