of the sculptural composition of the famous sculptor Dashi Namdakov took place
at the Family Center “Kazan”.
ceremony was held on the side where the ak-barses settled. Rustam Minnikhanov,
Ilsur Metshin and Dashi Namdakov appeared at the sculptures in front of the
microphone. All three were in good mood, joked a lot. Finally, the host
announced: “Two winged ak-barses are symbols of Tatarstan, two dragons of the
zilant are symbols of Kazan, they are called to demonstrate the firmness of the
marriage foundations and strong family traditions, to protect family unions from
adversity”. The Mayor was the first to made a speech: “For three years, the
Family Center “Kazan” has registered and made happy 3 thousand families. This
is the new symbol of Kazan. I want to thank two authors: President R.
Minnikhanov and D. Namdakov. One gave birth to the idea, and the second brought
it to life. Kazan is one big family, and let our two symbols “He and She”, the
ak-bars and the zilant, symbolize love, family, and the most important values
At the end
of the exposition, a group of tourists from Yekaterinburg began to praise
Kazan: “The city is very beautiful, thank you very much. We traveled a thousand
kilometers from here”. R. Minnikhanov, being in extremely good mood, easily
responded to the request to make a joint photo. The Mayor of Kazan took
“We are so
lucky! It’s beautiful! Impressive. Unusual. We have never seen this anywhere”,
guests from Yekaterinburg shared their impressions for a long time.