Vladimir Putin had a meeting in Kazan with representatives
of Muslim organisations and the leaders
of the Bulgarian Islamic Academy, visited the Kazan Gorbunov Aviation
Factory, where he watched a demonstration flight of the new
Tu-160M supersonic strategic missile carrier and talked to employees of the plant.
The President also learned about the work
of the Institute for Fundamental Medicine and Biology
of Kazan Federal University and held a video conference with the country’s
In addition, Vladimir Putin had
a working meeting with President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov. During
the meeting, the President joined a ceremony at the TANEKO
Company’s oil refinery in Nizhnekamsk live via video linkup
and ordered the launch of the new naphtha hydro treatment
and isomerisation units. During the working trip, the President also met with former head of Tatarstan Mintimir Shaimiyev, and had
meetings with the KAMAZ-Master Team and Tattelecom Director General Lutfulla
Vladimir Putin also spoke at the Forward Together national forum of student clubs and congratulated its participants on Russian Students Day.