Finally the Tatarstan pics! These are from the official opening of the new tennis complex at the football school "Yar Chally" (Tatar name for Naberezhnye Chelny), Naberezhnye Chelny
, Tatarstan, 11 June 2009.
Article in Russian
with background info (Google translation
L to R: Farid Mukhametshin (State Council Chairman), Marat, Oleg Taktarov
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Being offered chak chak
, a Tatar sweet and symbol of hospitality.
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