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24 February, Saturday

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MONTHLY REPORT

Rustem Khamitov laid flowers to Eternal Fire in Ufa Victory Park

Today, the Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov took part in a solemn ceremony in honor of the Defender of the Fatherland Day in the Ufa Victory Park. On behalf of the multinational people of the republic, the Head of the Region laid flowers to the monument dedicated to the immortal heroic deed of the Heroes of the Soviet Union Alexander Matrosov and Minnigali Gubaidullin, at the foot of which the Eternal Flame burns.

Society

United Russia met with OSCE observers n Bashkortostan

The Head of the Regional Executive Committee of United Russia party Ruslan Gizatullin and his first deputy Svetlana Chertoroyeva met with long-term OSCE observers. Eric Werner and Natasha Tsullino have a mission to oversee the presidential elections in Russia. They have been in Bashkortostan for a week already.

Politics

Bashkortostan should make self-identification to become recognizable – expert opinion

A tourist brand is being developed in Bashkortostan. A pool of Russian and foreign specialists is involved in this work. The marketing director of the Province design studio and LOVEMEDO brand agency Artemy Fominykh considers the development of the tourist brand as useful for any region. "First, it is useful for the authorities and residents of the region itself - to understand what is important for them locally, and what should be ignored.

Economy/Business

Weather forecast in Ufa until end of February

According to the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia, the weather pattern in Ufa will not change until the end of the calendar winter. Until February 27, it will be cloudy in the city, a light snow is expected. The temperatures will be -10, 13C during the day, at night the mercury will sometimes drop to -25 C.

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Vladimir Putin will deliver his Address to Federal Assembly on March 1

On March 1, Russian President Vladimir Putin will announce his Address to the Federal Assembly. This is reported by TASS with reference to the press secretary of the head of state Dmitry Peskov. "Naturally, the preparation of the Address is connected with internal meetings, briefings", the presidential press secretary said.

Politics

Agricultural cooperatives profitability 2018 should exceed 1 billion rubles - Rustem Khamitov

The agricultural cooperatives profitability should exceed 1 billion rubles in Bashkortostan in 2018. This was stated by the Head of the region Rustem Khamitov at a meeting of the Government of the Republic. Rustem Khamitov noted that last year Bashkortostan had been included in the number of pilot regions for the development of agricultural cooperatives within the framework of the federal program.

Economy/Business

International Mother Language Day is observed today

Today is the International Mother Language Day. It was established at the initiative of the 30th session of the General Conference of UNESCO in November 1999 aiming at preserving linguistic diversity and promoting multilingual education based on mother languages. "UNESCO reaffirms its commitment to linguistic diversity and encourages Member States to celebrate this Day in as many languages as possible, which should serve as a reminder of the key importance of linguistic diversity and multilingualism for sustainable development", it is stated on the website of the international organization.

Society

Olga Sosina from HC Agidel did not become bronze medalist of Olympics

The Russian women’s hockey players did not manage to win Olympic medals in Pyeongchang. Russians lost to the Finnish team in a match for the third place, which was held on February 21. The match ended with a score of 3: 2. The captain of the team from Russia, the forward of Ufa Agidel scored one goal.

Sport

Rapid tests to detect hemorrhagic fever are developed in Ufa

Rapid tests are being developed in Ufa to detect hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS). Every year this disease is diagnosed in dozens of residents of Bashkortostan, our region is endemic. To diagnose the disease at the very beginning is to save a person's life. The test developed by a smart guy from Bashkiria, a 6-year student of Bashkir State Medical University Valentin Kataev, allows diagnosing HFRS as soon as possible - in 5-15 minutes.

Society

Bashkortostan delegation went to Japan to study lean production

Representatives of Bashkortostan were included in a large delegation of the Russian Federation, which arrived in Tokyo to study the world experience in increasing labor productivity. The republic is represented by the heads of the Ministry of Industry and Economic Development Alexey Karpukhin and Sergei Novikov.

Economy/Business

Bashkiria provided tourism services for 17 billion rubles in 2017

According to statistics, the volume of services in a tourism sector over the past year amounted to more than 17 billion rubles - this figure remained at the level of 2016. The state program for the tourism development for 2012-2017 has been completed in the republic and a new one, "Development of Incoming and Inbound Tourism in the Republic of Bashkortostan" was adopted till 2023, which envisages two fundamentally new approaches: transition to cluster development and promotion of Bashkiria tourism, recalled the Chairman of the State Committee RB for Entrepreneurship and Tourism Vyacheslav Gilyazitdinov at a final board of the department.

Economy/Business

Native of Bashkortostan Olga Vilukhina and her former team partners sued Grigory Rodchenkov

Russian biathletes Olga Zaitseva, Yana Romanova and Olga Vilukhina filed a lawsuit against the former head of the Moscow Anti-Doping Committee Grigory Rodchenkov. This is reported by TASS with reference to the legal company Herbert Smith Freehills. The document, cited by the agency, in particular, says that this step was taken "due to a systematic defamation of the defendant against the athletes, which caused them serious damage or destroyed their careers and caused them huge financial, professional and reputation damage".

Sport

Rustem Khamitov suggested introducing regional maternity capital

A new measure of large families support - a regional maternity capital - may appear in our republic. This was stated by the Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov at a board of the Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Protection of the region. It is supposed that the funds of enterprises will be used to form the regional maternity capital.

Society

Rustem Khamitov met with First Deputy Chairman of Alfa-Bank's Board Oleg Sysuev

Yesterday in the House of the Republic the Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov met with the member of the Supervisory Board of the Alfa Group Consortium, Oleg Sysuev, the First Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alfa-Bank. The meeting was also attended by the Alfa-Bank Vice President Vladimir Sobolev, Prime Minister of the Government RB Rustem Mardanov, Finance Minister RB Rida Subkhankulova, Managing Director of the National Bank for Bashkortostan of the Ural Central Bank of Russia, Marat Kashapov, and the general manager of the front office "Bashkortostan" Viktor Shumilov.

Economy/Business

Deposits of Bashkiria population reached 364.6 billion rubles - National Bank

The volume of the republican population deposits grew by 8.2% for 2017 against the all-Russian 7.4% and reached 364.6 billion rubles, it was stated at a meeting of the National Bank RB with the heads of financial organizations. According to experts, the interest of individuals in investing in securities is gradually increasing in the context of declining yield on deposits.

Economy/Business

Inflation rate has fallen to historic low in Bashkiria

The Bashkiria's financial sector operated in conditions of industrial and agricultural production activity, as well as restoration of consumer demand last year. As a result of the moderately tight monetary policy conducted by the Bank of Russia, the inflation rate fell to a historic low, totaling 2.

Economy/Business

Head of Bashkortostan CEC Haidar Valeev met with international observers

The Chairman of the Central Election Commission of Bashkortostan Haidar Valeev met with long-term observers from the International Observation Mission of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) Natasha Tsullino and Eric Werner. The foreign observers were interested in some aspects of the republican electoral system functioning - working with the list of voters, training members of precinct election commissions and informing voters, interaction of the republic'

Politics

Bashkortostan entered Top-20 regions popular with tourists in Russia

The «TourStat» analytical agency, which is engaged in research of the tourism market in Russia and the CIS, published a rating of the most popular regions among travelers of the country. The Bashkortostan Republic took 17th place in it. In 2017 the tourist flow in the region grew by 15% and reached 2 million people.

Society

Ufa biathlete Anton Babikov will compete for Olympic medal in mixed relay race

Biathletes of the Russian national team plan to enter the top three of the strongest teams at the Olympics in South Korea in the "mixed relay" discipline. Among those who will fight for the medal is our Ufa sportsman Anton Babikov. This race will be the last competition for biathletes from Russia at the Games in Pyeongchang.

Society

It will warm up to zero values in Bashkiria: morning fog on roads

Night and morning fog is expected in Bashkortostan on Tuesday, February 20. Deterioration of visibility will be up to 500-1000 meters. According to experts from Bashkir Met Office, a light snow and snowstorm are expected in the daytime. Mostly dry weather will be in the south-eastern regions. "The wind will be southeastern turning to southwestern 7-12 m/s.

Society

HC Salavat Yulaev won Neftekhimik in friendly match

On Monday, February 19, the Ufa HC Salavat Yulaev hosted the first of two friendly matches with Neftekhimik (Nizhnekamsk) scheduled for the Olympic period. Both teams were left without their foreign players:  Linus Omark, Teemu Hartikainen and Joonas Kemppainen (Salavat Yulaev)

Sport

Ufa HC Agidel hockey player will compete for Olympic bronze in Russian national team

On February 19, the Russian women’s hockey team met in the Olympic semifinals with Canadians. Our girls lost in the game without scoring a point - 0: 5. Olga Sosina, the striker of the Ufa club Agidel competes as part of our national Olympic team. After the defeat in the semifinals, the Russians have a chance to compete for bronze medals of the Olympic Games.

Sport

Bashkortostan Property Ministry decided to direct dividends for Bashspirt and Ufa Airport development

The Ministry of Property of Bashkortostan will not receive dividends from two large joint-stock companies - Bashspirt and Ufa International Airport (owned by the republic) in 2018. The funds will remain at the companies’ disposal for the investment projects implementation, said the head of the department and the Deputy Prime Minister RB Evgeny Guriev at a final panel.

Economy/Business

Ex-teacher of Bashkir State University awarded Wolf Prize in Mathematics

New winners of the Wolff Prize - one of the most prestigious in the world are announced. In the section of mathematics, the prize was presented to the former Ufa native Vladimir Drinfeld and Alexander Beilinson, working together in Chicago (USA). This is reported by the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Society

Average salary is announced in Bashkortostan

In Bashkortostan, an average nominal accrued salary of employees of organizations, including small businesses, reached 30,149 rubles in January-December 2017. This is by 6.7 percent more than in general for 2016. At the same time, the real salary was 3.7 percent to January-December of 2016 in the region, the Bashkortostan Statistics Agency informs.

Economy/Business

Headliners of "Pink Panther" jazz festival are announced in Ufa

The 22nd International Jazz Festival "Pink Panther" will be held in the capital of Bashkortostan on April 6-8. According to the press service of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bashkortostan, musicians from all over the world will gather in Ufa, including the famous Russian jazzman Igor Butman.

Culture

Flights from Ufa to Nizhny Novgorod are launched since March

UTair airline will perform regular flights to Nizhny Novgorod from Ufa starting from March 1, the State Transport Committee RB informs. Departures are scheduled five times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays on an ATR 72 aircraft with a capacity of 70 passenger seats. Departure from Ufa will be at 18.

Economy/Business

BIZNO plant plans to become fifth resident of "Belebey" PDA in Bashkiria

The fifth resident of priority development area (PDA) may appear in Bashkir city of Belebey. On the sidelines of the Sochi Investment Forum, a tripartite agreement was signed between the Ministry of Economic Development of Bashkortostan, the administration of Belebey and the leadership of LLC Bashkir Innovation Plant of Oil and Gas Equipment.

Economy/Business

Bashkiria representatives to root for at Olympics on February 19

The Winter Olympic Games continue in South Korean Pyeongchang. Bashkortostan representatives take part in the main competitions of the four years. On the tenth day of the Olympics, on February 19, Russian women hockey players will compete with rivals from Canada for the right to reach the final. Recap that on February 17, the Russians defeated the team of Switzerland and for the first time in history reached the semifinals of the Olympic Games.

Sport

Former FC Ufa player was offered new contract of more than 200 million rubles a year

The 21-year-old Alexander Zinchenko, the ex-midfielder of the football club Ufa received a new offer from Manchester City. The club of the English Premier League is negotiating with the player about a two-fold increase in his contract - up to 50 thousand pounds a week. The annual salary of the football player will be more than 200 million rubles.

Sport

Rustem Khamitov discussed French investments in our republic at Sochi forum

The Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov discussed the prospects for implementing investment projects of French companies in the republic at the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi. He told about this in an interview with reporters on the results of the forum. “I was approached by the president of the Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, who is preparing a visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to the St.

Economy/Business

Bashkir Met Office: weekend will be sunny and next week - snowy

The weather forecasters of Bashkir Met Office announce what kind of weather is expected in the near future in the republic. According to the forecast, the weekend, February 16 and 17, will be mainly sunny. The nights will still be moderately frosty: -11, -16 C, in some areas of Bashkiria the temperatures will drop to -20, -25 C.

Society

Dmitry Medvedev met with heads of regions at Sochi-2018 Russian Investment Forum

The Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev had a meeting with the heads of the regions at the Sochi-2018 Russian Investment Forum, which was also attended by the Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov. The topics of discussion were prospects for intergovernmental fiscal relations development, spatial development strategy and infrastructure constraints removal.

Politics

Bashkiria presented its organic production resources in Germany

The official delegation of Bashkortostan, paying currently a working trip to Germany, visited a BIOFACH organic food exhibition. The exhibition is held in Nuremberg, from February 14 to 17. As reported by the Bashinform News Agency, Russia was presented at this largest international exhibition for the first time.

Economy/Business

Cooperation Memorandum was signed between Bashkortostan Government, Agency for Strategic Initiatives and Vnesheconombank

Today, a Memorandum on Cooperation between the Government of Bashkortostan, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives for New Projects Promotion and Vnesheconombank was signed within the framework of the Russian Investment Forum Sochi-2018. The document was signed by the Head of the Republic Rustem Khamitov, ASI General Director Svetlana Chupsheva and Vnesheconombank Chairman Sergey Gorkov.

Economy/Business

Monthly income per average inhabitant of Bashkiria is calculated

An average per capita income of a resident of our republic exceeded 28,402 rubles per month for the year 2017. Real disposable income accounted for 98 percent in the region compared with 2016, the Bashkortostan Statistics Agency reports. As the statisticians note, the monetary incomes of the population in the past year were steadily growing.

Economy/Business

Cooperation agreement has been signed between Bashkortostan and Vladimir Region

On the sidelines of the Sochi 2018 Russian Investment Forum the Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov and the Governor of the Vladimir Region Svetlana Orlova signed an agreement between the Government RB and the Administration of the Vladimir Region on trade, economic, scientific, technical, social and cultural cooperation.

Politics

Funds spent on cultural sector are disclosed in Bashkiria

The total amount of funding for the cultural sector in Bashkortostan amounted to more than 7.7 billion rubles in 2017, which made almost 4% of the consolidated budget of our republic. This was stated by the Minister of Culture RB Amina Shafikova at an expanded meeting of the ministry board following the results of the last year.

Culture

We would like to implement some projects jointly with VTB - Rustem Khamitov

The Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov met with the Vice President and Chairman of the Board of VTB Bank Denis Bortnikov on the sidelines of the Sochi 2018 Russian Investment Forum. The parties discussed issues of the bank's participation in priority projects in various fields, further expansion of cooperation in the field of support and development of the economy real sector in the republic.

Economy/Business

Cooperation agreement with "Roskongress" and Association of Lawyers of Russia is signed in Sochi

An agreement on cooperation between the Roskongress Fund, the Government of Bashkortostan and the All-Russian Public Organization "Association of Lawyers of Russia" is signed at the Russian Investment Forum «Sochi-2018». The document was signed by the Head of the Region Rustem Khamitov, the director of the fund Alexander Stuglev and the Chairman of the Board of the Association Vladimir Gruzdev.

Society

Food prices went up in Bashkiria

Statisticians of the republic recorded another increase in prices for socially important food products. According to the data of the selective monitoring, carrots topped the list, which cost grew by 7.5 percent per week. A kilogram of this vegetable now cost an average of almost 23 rubles for residents of Bashkiria.

Economy/Business

Rustem Khamitov headed Bashkortostan delegation at Russian Investment Forum Sochi-2018

The Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov headed an official delegation of our republic at the Russian Investment Forum Sochi-2018, which runs from February 15 to 16. The Head of the Republic will take part in a plenary session of the Forum "Investing in the Regions - Investing in the Future", a meeting of the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev with the heads of regions, and also will make a report on the formation of the priority development areas based on single-industry towns of the region.

Economy/Business

Bashkir athletes to root for at Olympics on February 15

The Winter Olympic Games continue in South Korean Pyeongchang. Recap that five athletes from Bashkortostan participate in the competitions. Today, the residents of our republic can root for at once three our Olympic athletes. A hockey match will begin at 12:40 Ufa time: our women's team will play against rivals from Finland.

Sport

Bannoe ski resort in Bashkortostan is in top holiday destinations on February 23

The Tvil.ru booking service compiled a rating of holiday destinations in Russia for the coming February holidays. The Bashkir ski resort "Bannoe" is in the Top-3. The first place, according to tradition, goes to the Krasnaya Polyana ski resort in the city of Sochi. The service researchers put a tourist center "Sheregesh" in the Kemerovo region on the second line.

Society

Direct flight from Ufa to Nizhny Novgorod will be launched in spring of 2018

Direct flights Nizhny Novgorod-Ufa will be launched in the spring of 2018. The flights will be operated by the Utair airline from March 1, according to the official website of the Nizhny Novgorod international airport Strigino. It is planned that the ATR-72-500 designed for 74 passengers will take off from Nizhny Novgorod to the capital of Bashkiria five times a week.

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