On May 14, at the Kazan Kremlin, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov congratulated volleyball players of the Kazan Zenit team on winning five tournaments of the season.
Minnikhanov stressed that he was cheering for the team together with the fans. "A remarkable victory in yesterday's game is the finale of the most prestigious club tournament in Europe. When I arrived, the score was not in our favor. We prayed and tried to support you,” Tatarstan President noted.
Also, Minnikhanov noted the victory of the Zenit in the national championship. "You have become the champions of Russia for the 10th time. You played confidently and did not leave your opponent any chance to win. Your victory was beautiful and convincing.
We believe in you. You have repaid the trust your fans placed in you. You bring victories to the republic, which are very important. Thanks to you, volleyball is getting a new impetus to development in the republic. We hope that you will please us with them for a long time," Tatarstan President added.
At the end of the meeting, Minnikhanov handed in the state awards of the Republic of Tatarstan to the athletes and coaches. In their turn, the athletes presented Minnikhanov a gold medal of the Champions League, an autographed ball and memorable photos.