TASSR's 100th anniversary flag began its journey across regions of Russia. The first city on its way was Ulan-Ude, the capital of the Republic of Buryatia. The flag celebration took place as part of the meeting of Vasil Shaikhraziev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan, Chair of the National Council of the Tatar World Congress and active tatar community organizations of the Baikal region.
"It is deeply symbolic that we are first to take on the relay of TASSR's 100th anniversary flag. This major event for Tatarstan and for Russia as a whole coincided with the 15th anniversary of the Buryat Tatar National Cultural Autonomy. We are happy to show you the Tatar world through the lense of a very small (with only 6,813 people living in Buryatia) but very significant part of the 8-million Tatar nation," said Sazhida Batalova, Chair of the Regional National Cultural Buryat Tatar Autonomy.
Celebrations dedicated to TASSR's 100th anniversary flag relay will take place in many cities of Russia. Tomorrow the flag will continue its journey in the Far Eastern Federal District — it will be celebrated in Vladivostok and Nakhodka. After that the flag will travel to Nizhnevartovsk, Kemerovo Oblast (Prokopevsk, Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo), Kostroma, Kaliningrad, Orenburg, and Krasnodar. During the international leg of the relay, the flag will visit Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, and Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. The Republican leg of the relay will involve 43 municipal districts and two urban districts of the Republic of Tatarstan.
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