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Council of Europe: Tatarstan – example for the entire world

“What we see in Kazan and Tatarstan is the example for the entire world”, - stated the EC Commissioner on human rights Alvaro Gil-Robles at the meeting with President of Tatarstan Mintimer Shaimiev during international seminar “Dialogue, tolerance, education: joint efforts of the Council of Europe and religious communities” held February 22 in Kazan. By his words, he was proposed to hold this seminar in Toledo, “but I replied that Toledo is history, and Kazan is the present day, today it can be the example of mutual understanding”.

IA “Rosbalt”, February 22, 2006