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Visit in Kazan of Delegation of National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of the USA in April 3-5, 2002
Group of the scientists from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of the USA headed by the well-known scientist and public figure, the honorary director of the Library of the Congress of the USA, Prof. Robert Adams, has visited Kazan in April 3-5, 2002.
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Group of the scientists from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of the USA headed by the well-known scientist and public figure, the honorary director of the Library of the Congress of the USA, Prof. Robert Adams, has visited Kazan in April 3-5, 2002.

In April 3-5, 2002, group of the scientists from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of the USA headed by the well-known scientist and public figure, the honorary director of the Library of the Congress of the USA, Prof. Robert Adams has visited Kazan. Among guests were also Prof. John Comaroff, Prof. Doug Lapp, Doctor Glenn Schweitzer, employee of NAS of the USA Rita Guenther. The visit to Kazan was conditioned by large interest in the ethnic processes and development of the educational system in the Republic Tatarstan (RТ), and also in the problems of federalism in Russia.

American delegation has visited the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan (meeting with Robert Minullin, the vice-president of The State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan, and with Marat Galeev, a member of the Presidium of the State Council) and the Cabinet of Ministers of RТ (meeting with the Vice-premier Zilya Valeeva), Academy of Sciences of the RT (TAS), the Institute of History of TАS, Kazan Institute of Federalism, Islam University, Tatar gymnasia  № 2 in the name of  Shigabutdin Margeny.

In the State Council of RT the parliamentarians told about the development of our Republic in the last decade, the history of acceptance of the Constitution of RT in 1992 and the Treaty "On Delimitation of Jurisdictional Subjects and Mutual Delegation of Powers between the State Bodies of the Russian Federation and the State Bodies of the Republic of Tatarstan" passed in 1994. Description of the work with the new edition of the Constitution of RТ, created by the difficult process of unification of the Russian legislation, was also listened by the visitors with great attention and was met with full comprehension.

Consistent and open position of Tatarstan consists of the idea that regions should have strict rights in their relations with the Federal Center, - said M.Galeev. The process of integration has to be accompanied by decentralization of power. Formation of the European Union presents a good example of this idea. The future of Russia and its actual federalization have to result in such model of the state, when the federative relations form from below. This follows from specificity of the country: it is inhabited not only many peoples, but also, as a matter of fact, different civilizations, different cultures in the most broad comprehension of this word. And such great country can be united only under condition of a consideration for the interests of these cultures. The parties have agreed that there must be a concept of the divisible sovereignty in a federative state, and the legislation has not to have rigid unitarian nature. This can be disastrous for Russia. Unfortunately, as it was marked by interlocutors, a noticeable deviation from ideas of federalism put up in the Constitution of the Russian Federation, had happened in the last two years in the country, a number of the laws that weakened positions of the regions had been passed.  

     

In April 4-5, 2002, the scientific seminars Education in Polycultural Society and Federative and Interethnic Realtions took place in the conference hall of the Institute of History of АS of the RT.

Program of seminar Education in Polycultural Society

  • Prof. Robert Adams, USA, Public Education in the USA
  • DS Marat Loutfullin, Deputy of Head of the Directorate of Education of the Administration of Kazan, Problems of the Development of School Education in Kazan and Tatarstan
  • Prof. John Comaroff, USA, Education in the Comparative Perspective
  • Zaytuna Iskhakova, major researcher of the Institute of Letters and Art of the Academy of Science of the RT, Language and Ethnical Development: Institutional Aspect and Social Practice
  • Prof. Lapp Douglas, USA, Role of the Academy of Science in the Improvement of the Scientific Education
  • Prof. Flera Safiullina, KSU, Tatar Language in the KSU
  • Prof. Fagima Khisamova, KSU, Tatar Language in the KSU
  • Prof. Nikolay Maksimov, KSTU, Preparation of Text-books in Tatar for Technical High Schools 

        

Program of seminar Federative and Interethnic Relations

  • Prof. Robert Adams, USA. Discussion on Relations in Polyethnical Societies in the Joint-project of the Russian Academy of Science and the National Academy of Sciences of the USA
  • Rafael Khakimov, Director of the Institute of History of TAS, Director of the scientific programs of the Kazan Institute of Federalism, the State Adviser of the President of the RT on the political subjects, Changes in the Character of Federalism in Russia: solutions of the old and appearing new problems
  • Prof. John Comaroff, USA, Ethnic Conflicts and Way of their Solutions in the World
  • Leokadia Drobizheva, Director of the Institute of Sociology of the RAS, On the tendencies in the Inter-ethnic Relations in the Russian Federation
  • Rafic Mukhametshin, Deputy of the director of the Institute of Islamic Encyclopedia, the Head of the Department of Social Ideas and Study of Islam of the Institute of History of the AS of the Republic of Tatarstan, Islamic Factor and Identity Factor in Modern Tatarstan
  • Prof. Douglas Lapp, USA, The Perspectives of Reformations of Scientific Education
  • Damir Iskhakov , Senior researcher of the Institute of History of the AS of the RT, Public Organizations and the Process of Democratization in Tatarstan

 
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