Greeting by the President of the Republic of Tatarstan on the International Day of Islamic Art

18 November 2020


Dear Mrs. Director-General of UNESCO, Dear ladies and gentlemen!

Please accept my sincere congratulations on behalf of the  Group of Strategic Vision "Russia - Islamic World" on the occasion of the International Islamic Art Day.

The GSV "Russia - Islamic World", established on the initiative of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, is open to a wide partnership.

The Russian Federation makes a significant contribution to strengthening intercultural dialogue and promoting cultural ties between peoples.



A new Museum of Islamic Culture is being created in St. Petersburg, the world-recognized center of world culture. Let me express my hope that UNESCO will help to develop this Russian project.

I am pleased to note that the Republic of Tatarstan and UNESCO have longstanding excellent relations in the field of culture, education and preservation of World Heritage sites. We express our readiness to continue to deepen these ties in a comprehensive manner.

Let me wish everyone who cares about the dialogue of civilizations success in this important cause!


Thank you for your valuable and important work! (translated from Tatar).


Photo: official website of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan