Rustam Minnikhanov meets women - representatives of regional and federal media on the threshold of the 8th of March

6 March 2017, Monday

On March 6, at the Government House of the republic, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov had a traditional meeting with women – representatives of regional and federal media.

Congratulating women on the forthcoming holiday of the 8th of March, Minnikhanov noted that the work that the mass media is carrying out today is very important, including for the authorities, since the government agencies should ensure transparency and openness of their activities.

Minnikhanov reminded that today women form a large proportion of the total number of employees in a variety of industries, including mass media agencies and the Office of Tatarstan President. According to Minnikhanov, women are more responsible for their official duties.

The meeting was held mainly in the question and answer format. One of the first questions that Tatarstan President was asked concerned the situation with the affected depositors of Tatfondbank.

Minnikhanov briefed about the situation, starting from the crisis in 2014, which undermined the stability of the banking system in many respects. According to him, the regional leadership does not absolve itself of the responsibility over what happened with Tatfondbank.

Answering questions from journalists, Tatarstan President said: "I can officially assure everyone that there can not be any concerns about the Ak Bars bank. The Ak Bars Bank is an authorized bank of the Republic of Tatarstan.”

Speaking about messages Minnikhanov receives via social networks, he noted that it is not always pleasant to read what users write. Nevertheless, he said, that such appeals are also considered, especially if the user wrote his name. But, in general, there is a well-proven system of "People's control" for messages of citizens, he continued. 

Social networks are also a kind of communication with residents of the republic, and we will use these opportunities, Minnikhanov said.

He also answered questions about the participation of the KAMAZ-Master team in the Dakar Rally, told about programmes for the construction of social facilities and others. 

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