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Mintimer Shaimiev takes part in Tatarstan State Council meeting

On November 8, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov, State Counsellor of Tatarstan Mintimer Shaimiev, Tatarstan Prime Minister Alexey Pesoshin, Government members and invited guests took part in the 33rd meeting of the regional State Council of the fifth convocation.

At the beginning of the meeting Deputy Chairman of the regional State Council, Head of the Parliamentary Commission on Monitoring of Legal System and Regulatory Enforcement Practice Yuri Kamaltynov reported on the legislative status of the republic.

Then, the meeting discussed the issue of teaching and studying the state and native languages of the republic, which was the main one on the agenda.

Minister of Education and Science of the republic Engel Fattakhov reported on the situation in schools.

Speaking at the meeting, Minnikhanov said that it was decided that teachers of the Tatar language will not be dismissed, and the number of teachers of the Russian language will be increased in Tatarstan.

Commenting on the situation, Minnikhanov noted that a road map has been developed in the republic to solve the issue of studying the Tatar language. Teachers of the Tatar language will be either retrained or be offered other ways of their further employment. He continued that schools should stay calm, adding that no illegal steps will be taken.

"We are waiting for new federal standards. The Tatar language will be taught two hours a week," Tatarstan President said. “We must adhere to the Constitution of the Russian Federation," Minnikhanov stressed.

Minnikhanov asked to postpone the 33rd meeting of the regional State Council again until all the procedures are approved. Chairman of the State Council of the republic Farid Mukhametshin and people’s deputies supported his proposal.

Tatarstan President's Press Office