Dmitry Medvedev visits festival “The creation of peace” in Kazan
25 June 2011, Saturday
President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev visited rock live festival “The creation of peace” on visiting Kazan. The event is held in Tatarstan capital for the fourth time. One of its organizers is Kazan Mayor’s office. This year more than 200 musicians from 12 countries (Russia, Great Britain, USA, Canada, Portugal and others) took part in the festival “The creation of peace”. Headliners - «Public Image Ltd» revived by John Lidon (unchallenged leader of cult punk group «Sex Pistols») in 2009, John Fogerty, “Neprikasaemye” led by Garik Sukachev, Bi-2 and Andrei Makarevich with Orchestra of Creole tango.
Head of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov and Kazan Mayor Ilsur Metshin accompanied President of Russia at the festival.
Dmitry Medvedev welcomed multiple audience gathered at Millenium Square from the stage.
President of Russia appreciated high level of cultural events organization in Kazan. “Sabantui was held on the highest level today, and a brilliant concert is held in the evening. I sincerely envy you because I’m not able to watch the whole concert”, - Dmitry Medvedev addressed guests.
Dmitry Medvedev, Rustam Minnikhanov and Ilsur Metshin spoke to spectators in fan zone and watched the performance of Ukrainian-American group Gogol Bordello. Dmitry Medvedev also took a picture with foreign guests of the festival “The creation of peace” – members of group Gangbe Brass Band from Benin.
On June 16, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov together with Tatarstan Minister of Sport Vladimir Leonov, Deputy Prime Minister of the republic Leila Fazleeva and CEO of Directorate for Sports and Social Projects Azat Kadyrov visited Kazan Family Centre, which became the main venue for watching the Red Bull Air Race, the next stage of the world championship in the air race, held over the water area of Kazanka river on June 15-16.
On June 11, speaking at a meeting in the Government House of the republic, Head of Tatarstan Investment Development Agency Taliya Minullina said that Tatarstan signed 31 agreements at the total amount of 75 billion roubles at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
On June 11, speaking at a briefing at the Government House of the republic, Minister of Industry and Trade of the republic Albert Karimov told reporters that a representative office of Tatarstan is to open in Leipzig (Germany) until autumn.
On June 11, speaking at a meeting in the Government House of the republic, Deputy Minister of Economy Indira Kireeva said that Tatarstan Government will strive for the first place in the National Rating of the Investment Climate among Russian regions.