“The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our plans: the date of the conference was postponed, some participants could not come to Kazan, to Russia. However, the meeting was not canceled, giving the chance to expand the geography of participants, exchange useful experiences and get to know each other better. We will try our best to make everyone who came to Kazan these days feel the hospitality and warmth of our hearts. And we have prepared a rich program for online participants to get acquainted with our traditions and customs”, - he said.
I.Metshin stressed that Kazan is a multinational city, where a careful attitude to cultural wealth is inherited from generation to generation. “Modern cities are not just a combination of high-rise buildings, malls and architectural monuments, but first of all, people, keepers of traditional culture, preserving the ties of times, destinies and values. Traditions, ways of life, stories that have left their imprint in ornaments, symbols, and crafts are the basis of the identity and uniqueness of our cities”, - the Mayor believes.