On May 26, President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko congratulated citizens of Tatarstan on the 100th Anniversary of the Tatar ASSR.
“Dear Rustam Nurgalievich, from the bottom of my heart, I congratulate you on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.
Modern Tatarstan is a republic with a powerful socio-economic potential and a unique cultural and historical heritage. It is rightfully one of the most innovative entities of the Russian Federation. The key to this success lies in hard work, initiative, a deep sense of patriotism of your citizens.
Historically developed fraternal relations with Tatarstan are highly appreciated in Belarus, which fully meet the interests of both peoples.
I am sure that the Republic of Tatarstan will continue to be an example of stability and prosperity, and friendly relations with the Republic of Belarus will be filled with new mutually beneficial projects.
I wish you, dear Rustam Nurgalievich, and all residents of Tatarstan peace, prosperity and good health.
Sincerely, Alexander Lukashenko.”