On 21 May Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov, the State Counselor of the republic Mintimer Shaimiev , the Chairman of the State Council of the republic Farid Mukhametshin, the regional Deputy Prime Minister – the Chairman of the National Council of the World Congress of Tatars Vasil Shaykhraziyev and representatives of various confessions took part in a traditional ceremonial event the Izge Bolgar zhiyeny held in the Ancient town of Bolgar, and which this year is dedicated to the 1100th anniversary of the adoption of Islam by the Volga Bulgaria.
On 21 May at the Bolgar Islamic Academy, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov, the State Counselor of the republic Mintimer Shaimiev, Russian Deputy Minister of Culture-the Secretary of the Federal Committee on celebrations of the 100th anniversary Olga Yarilova took part in a ceremony of cancelling a memorial post stamp dedicated to the 1100th anniversary of the adoption of Islam by the Volga Bulgaria.
On 19 May at the Kazan Kremlin, Tatarstan State Counselor Minitmer Shaimiev and the Chairman of the regional State Council Farid Mukhametshin had a meeting with the Chairman of the People's Council of Turkmenistan (Turkmen: Halk Maslahaty) Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, where they discussed possibilities of cooperation between Turkmenistan and Tatarstan in culture, education and historical heritage.
On 9 May the Tatarstan State Counselor Mintimer Shaimiev joined the “The Immortal Regiment Online” action having published the portrait of his father Shagisharip Shaimiev, who was drafted in 1941 and fought at the forefront near Moscow. In 1942 after serious injury he was invalided out of the army and for the next 25 years worked as the chairman of the collective farm in his native village of Anyakovo.