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People’s poet of Tatarstan Robert Minnulin passed away

Tonight, national poet of the Republic of Tatarstan, laureate of the G.Tuqay Prize, Robert Minnulin died at the age of 72.

The leadership and staff of the International Turkic Academy express deepest condolences to the family and friends of Robert Mugallimovich and to all Tatar people.

It should be noted that Robert Minnulin, who was born in Bashkortostan and later moved to Tatarstan, for many years headed the “Yas Leninchi” newspaper (later “Sabantui”). In 1988-1994, he served as chairman of the Children’s Fund of Tatarstan. In 1995-2014, he was a deputy of the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan. He is also an Honored Artist of Tatarstan, Honored Cultural Figure of Bashkortostan.