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President Vladimir Putin visited the celebration of Sabantui, a Tatar festival

June 24, 2000, Kazan

President Putin met Kazan residents and veterans of the Great Patriotic War.

Mr Putin heartily thanked them for inviting him to the festival.

The President participated in an arm wrestling competition, attended a horse race and gave first prize, car keys, to the winner, and visited an exhibition in the Nurlatsky district.

June 24, 2000, Kazan