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Rustam Minnikhanov: Our task is to include Sabantuy in the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage
On July 15, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov took part in Tatar national holiday Sabantuy in Kazan.
Speaking at the event, Minnikhanov noted that today's event, the main Sabantuy, which is taking place in Kazan, is very significant not only for Tatarstan, but for the whole country. He congratulated all the guests of the holiday and wished them a good rest and positive emotions.
Tatarstan President added that these days a major conference of ministers and senior officials responsible for physical education and sport is being held in Kazan. Participants from 116 member states of UNESCO arrived in the capital of Tatarstan.
"It has recently been announced that the Assumption Cathedral of the island-town of Sviyazhsk has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. This is a great victory! Our next task is to include the Sabantuy holiday in the list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity. I think that we will cope with this task, too,” Minnikhanov said.
After the official opening of Sabantuy, the festive programme continued with a concert with the participation of Tatar pop stars and competitions on the national wrestling called kurash.
Tatarstan President's Press Office, Bulat Nizameev