Askar Aitmatov visited Tatarstan for the first time, visited his grandfather's mansion in Kukmor
. There is also a museum and a gymnasium named after the writer.
Chuvash, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod and other regional consumer cooperative companies' selfservice stores provide half of retail trade; meanwhile there are no self-service stores in 7 regions of the Republic of Tatarstan: Aznakayevo, Bavly, Baltasi, Vysokogorsk, Zainsk, Kukmor and Sarmanovo.
Average monthly Average monthly commodity commodity turnover per turnover District 1 store, District per 1 store, name thousand rubles name thousand rubles High rate Low rate Yutazinsky 365 Sarmanovo 87 Almetyevsk 331 Alkeyevsky 107 Drozhzhanovsky 326 Apastovo 129 Verkhny Uslon 292 Kukmor 144 Table 2: Convenience stores in Tatarstan system of consumer cooperation.
Kelmakov's short course ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 1998), seven are mentioned (Sosma (in Tatarstan and Mari El), Kukmor
(in Tatarstan), Bavly (in Tatarstan and Bashkiria), Tatysly and Bui-Tanyp (both mainly in Bashkiria and partly in Perm District), Kanly (in Bashkiria) and Krasnoufimsk (in Sverdlovsk District) with "etc." added after the list (a really strange approach in a book written as introduction into dialectology!).