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Tatarstan President holds meeting of the Russia-2018 regional organizing committee
On September 12, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov held a meeting of the Russia-2018 regional organizing committee on the preparation and holding of FIFA World Cup.
Speaking at the meeting, Minnikhanov noted that this summer Kazan together with Moscow, Saint-Petersburg and Sochi hosted matches of the FIFA Confederations Cup for the first time. “It was a unique opportunity to watch serious world football. In general, we got positive feedback after matches from FIFA, participating countries and fans, who came to our city from different counties,” he said.
According to Tatarstan President, extensive and well-coordinated work was carried out during the preparation and holding of matches. All responsible agencies fulfilled their duties at the highest level, Minnikhanov stressed. He continued that in 2018 Tatarstan will host an event of a totally different level. “We should not relax, but we should look into weaknesses that we had in our work and eliminate them," Minnikhanov addressed the meeting.
Tatarstan President's Press Office, Bulat Nizameev