21 June 2000
DAILY REVIEW FROM TATARSTAN
Kazan Plant To Make Part For U.S. Rockets
A contract for the production of electric components used in the U.S. "Atlas" rockets, which are used to launch satellites, is expected to be concluded by the Kazan Elekon plant, Tatar-inform reported on 20 June. An American delegation visited Elekon recently to check the units produced there and reportedly was satisfied with their quality. The contract is expected to be a part of a project on assembling engines by Moscow's Energomash Association, which won a tender for the delivery of them to the Canadian company Pratt & Whitney. Russia-produced engines have already been used on launches in the U.S.Turkmen Association Branch Opened In Kazan
Tatarstan's branch of the humanitarian association of the world's Turkmen opened in Kazan on 20 June, Tatar-inform reported. Mukhamet Aidogdiyev, the adviser to Turkmen President Saparmurat Niyazov, who is also the head of the Institute of History, participated in the ceremony. About 1,000 Turkmen currently live in Tatarstan. The association will help them maintain national-cultural ties with their motherland.Fraternized Cities Association Gathers In Kazan
The governors and mayors from more than twenty Russian cities are going to attend a meeting of the International Association of Fraternal Cities in Kazan on 23 June, Tatar-inform reported. Preparations for the celebration of the 1000th anniversary of Tatarstan's capital, Kazan, will be at the top of the agenda. Kazan Mayor Kamil Iskhakov and the vice president of the association, Sergei Paramonov, are going to speak at the conference. Plans to arrange a meeting of fraternized cities in Russia and Germany, and Russia and Belarus, are also scheduled to be discussed.
By Gulnara Khasanova