Vladimir Nagorny: "Politicization of inter-ethnic issue is more than dangerous"
UFA, 22 September 2017. /Bashinform News Agency, Galiya Nabieva/.
Bashkortostan Republic is in the so-called "green" zone by the main economic indicators. Successful economic and social activities would be impossible without interethnic peace and harmony, a stable socio-political situation, a high responsibility of people for their work. This was stated at the All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference "Historical Experience of Interethnic and Inter- Faith Interaction of the Peoples of Russia and Bashkortostan" by the chief of the head of the republic administration Vladimir Nagorny.
The speaker noted that Bashkortostan had been and remained that region, that scientific platform where large-scale international and all-Russian forums devoted to interethnic and inter-faith issues were traditionally held at a high level. And one of the reasons for this was the centuries-old traditions of friendship and good-neighborliness of the Turkic, Slavic and Finno-Ugric peoples that could be an example for the entire multinational Russia.
"We know that our republic is one of the national subjects of the Russian Federation. We have more than 160 peoples and nationalities. 14 languages are taught in the republican schools, studies are conducted in six languages, 17 Sunday schools function", Vladimir Nagorny said.
The republic pays attention to the development of national sports. Printed media is published in six languages of the republic’s peoples.
"It's no secret that at present there are groups of people in the republic who speak on behalf of the population, make political statements and decisions on behalf of the Bashkir, Tatar, Russian people. Politicization of inter-ethnic issue is more than dangerous. Even greater danger is to involve patriots, young people in these games".
The chief of the head of the republic administration spoke about the measures to support and develop the languages of the peoples of the republic.
"Active work is under way to improve the regulatory and legal framework in the interethnic relations area. The head of our republic signed a decree on measures to develop the state languages of the republic and the languages of peoples living on its territory. A state program will be developed. This document was the first regional regulatory legal act aimed at fulfilling the instruction of the Russian President Vladimir Putin in the sphere of ethno-linguistic policy", the chief of the administration said.
Vladimir Nagorny stressed that large events would be hosted by the republic, which would require the public support. In 2019 the republic will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its formation. Bashkortostan will meet this holiday with the updated infrastructure and new social facilities envisaged by the "100 Projects" program.
Another major event is hosting the World Folklore in 2020. This is a bright event with the participation of 70-80 countries. For three weeks, the republic will become a huge stage for the people's creativity from all over the world.
"The global socio-political situation is such now that more attention is paid to national policy issues. It is placed greater focus on strengthening the Russian nation. These are not just words. The inter-ethnic and inter-faiths spheres directly affect the issues of national security".