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 February 16, at the Government House of the republic, speaking at a regional video-conference held by Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov with participation of all municipalities, Tatarstan Minister of Construction, Architecture, Housing and Utilities Irek Faizullin reported that as many as 936 apartment houses with a total area of 5.6 million square meters will be repaired in 42 municipal regions of the republic in 2019.
On February 13, speaking at a summing up meeting of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the republic, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov called the venue of the Kazan Expo International Exhibition Centre, where the meeting was held, an excellent exhibition centre.