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100-anniversary of the birth of the poet Musa Jalil celebrate in Tatarstan

February 15 2006

Memory of the Tatar poet Musa Jalil honored residents of Kazan, the 100-anniversary of the birth is celebrated on Wednesday.

Tatarstan President Mintimer Shaimiev, war veterans, students, schoolchildren, residents of Kazan laid on that day flowers at the monument to the poet, set in 1996 at the square in front of the Kazan Kremlin.

Musa Jalil bravely met his death in Nazi jails, having remained faithful to his oath, - M. Shaimiev said at the ceremony.

"The emergence of" Moabit Notebook "was proof of this talented man of courage, his boundless devotion to the Motherland" - the head of the republic.

Our duty, the president said, "to remember about him, his creativity, heroism and send his compliments to the poet to our descendants."

Tatarstan President recalled that, in these days of events to commemorate the anniversary of Musa Jalil held not only in Tatarstan, but also in several regions of Russia, some CIS countries.

Geography festivities include Nizhny Novgorod, Saratov, Ulyanovsk, Irkutsk Oblast, Udmurtia, Komi, Bashkortostan, Astrakhan, Murmansk, Altai Territory, as well as Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan and Ukraine. Here, with the assistance of the Ministries of Culture of Tatarstan and Russia, the Executive Committee of the World Tatar Congress pass a literary and musical evenings, scientific and practical conferences and creative meetings, reports "Interfax" .

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