On February 15, prior to the meeting of the Anti-Terrorist Commission of the Republic of Tatarstan, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov handed in the badge and the certificate to the honorary title “Honorary Member of the Brothers in Arms All-Russian Organization to State Counsellor of the republic Mintimer Shaimiev.
The order on awarding the title was signed by Chairman of the organization Boris Gromov.
Minnikhanov also read out a congratulatory address on behalf of Gromov.
“Dear Mintimer Shaimiev! Soldiers, sergeants, officers and generals who have gone through a difficult war in Afghanistan are grateful to you for your support and help in solving social and everyday problems of veterans. Thank you!,” the text says.