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Mintimer Shaimiev takes part in a ceremony of inauguration of the Russian President Vladimir Putin

On May 7, at the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov and State Counsellor of the republic Mintimer Shaimiev took part in a ceremony of inauguration of the Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The ceremony opened as the National Flag, the President’s Standard, the Russian Constitution and the President’s Badge were brought into St Andrew’s Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace.

According to Article 82 of the Russian Constitution, Putin took the oath to the people of Russia in the presence of Federation Council members, members of the State Duma and judges of the Russian Constitutional Court. Constitutional Court President  Valery Zorkin announced Vladimir Putin the new President of the Russian Federation.

Speaking at the ceremony, Putin thanked all the Russian citizens for their support at the presidential election. “This support is a sign of faith and a sign of hope that Russia will continue to build up its strength while its people will live better. This support is also important for asserting our positions on the international stage and for taking resolute action for promoting far-reaching, positive change within the country,” the Head of the State stressed.

“The tasks we face and the decisions we will be called upon to take are without exaggeration historic in their scale. They will determine the future of our Fatherland for decades to come. We have a lot of hard work ahead of us that will require the entire Russian society to come together. Every one of us, all responsible political forces and civil society movements, united by the fact that they sincerely care for Russia, must be proactive in these efforts,” Putin continued.

The Russian President reminded that this year will mark the 25th anniversary of the Russia Constitution.  “It stresses the unconditional primacy and priority of the rights and freedoms of Russian citizens. It is the harmony between free individuals, responsible civil society and a strong, active and democratic state that creates a solid foundation for the development of Russia”.

The text of the entire Vladimir Putin’s speech is available on the website 

Tatarstan President's Press Office