Tatar President Mintimer Shaimiev told Clinton that Tatarstan adopted the slogan "Bez buldirabiz " ("Yes, we can!") six years ago -- intended to promote Tatarstan as a model of political and economic development in the Russian Federation.
Clinton replied by saying that she would tell U.S. President Obama that he owes that famous slogan to the Tatars (watch the video here).
Our Tatar-Bashkir Service first broke the story about the "similarities" in the slogans last year.
-- Rim Gilfanov