20 March 2009, Friday, 12:01

Conference “National-state formations in history and political practice of Russian federalism” is opened in Ufa

author: Marina Shumilova

The all-Russian scientific-practical conference “National-state formations in history and political practice of Russian federalism”, dated to the 90th anniversary of Bashkir Soviet Autonomy foundation, is opened in Ufa. It is organized by Bashkir President Administration and Bashkir Academy of state service and management under President RB. Representatives of federal and regional authority, scientists, activists of public communities and many Russian regions are taking part in its work. President RB Murtaza Rakhimov and Chairman of State Council-Kurultay-RB Constantine Tolkatchev are taking part in the conference too. The Central State Archive RB, National Library RB and National Museum RB opened the exhibition “Bashkir autonomy and Zaki Validov” in the Congress-Hall, where unique documents and photos, presenting the negotiating process and signing the agreement between Central Soviet authority and Bashkir Government about Bashkiria Soviet autonomy, are demonstrated.

Participants will discuss the meaning of national-state formations in historical formation of Russia as the multinational Eurasian state, federalism as the principle of authority structure, legal basics of modern federalism and other aspects.

The seminars “The history of national-state formations development in Russian Federation”, “The practice of modern federative relations in Russian Federation” and “The role of civil society institutes in formation and development of Russian federalism” will be held in the second half of the day.