07 October 2009, Wednesday, 16:55

The first volume of “The history of Bashkir nation” is our gift by Republic Day

author: Marina Shumilova | photo: Oleg Yarovikov

On the eve of the main state holiday RB the first volume of “The history of Bashkir nation” was issued in Moscow by the publishing house “NAUKA”. Its presentation has taken place in the news-agency “Bashinform” today. The book was presented by the head and the editor-in-chief of “The History”, the dean of BSU historical faculty Marat Kulsharipov, the deputy head of the edition, director of the Institute of history, language and literature RB Firdaus Khisamitdinova and the head of the first volume, the head of the Institute’s archeological research department Vladimir Ovsyannikov.

“Publication of the eight-volume “The history of Bashkir nation” – the fundamental scientific work – is the matter of all-Russian scale” – Doctor of historical sciences, Professor Marat Kusharipov stated – “This work runs in cooperation with scientists in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Orenburg and other cities and scientists of Bashkortostan are maximally involved in it”.

The project of the multi-volume history of Bashkir nation was won by the Institute of history, language and literature RB on a competitive basis, the director of the Institute Firdaus Khisamitdinova reported. They work under the aegis of Russian Academy of sciences. The first volume is opened with the salutary address of President RB Murtaza Rakhimov. The all-sided and deep introduction of the centuries-old history of Bashkir nation allows correctly determining the guidelines of its future destiny and future development under the conditions of accelerated globalization in the world, said in the address. In the salutary address of the Academician secretary of Russian Academy’s historical-philological department Anatoly Derevyanenko it is specially emphasized that this multi-volume work is very important for the whole multinational population of Russia. “The newest discoveries and achievements in sphere of archeology, anthropology, ethnography and linguistics are used in the work and many problems, covered in the volume for the first time, are the object of scientific discussions and demand further investigation” – Anatoly Derevyanenko said.

The first volume tells about ethnic-cultural situation on South Ural within the most ancient period since the epoch of paleolith and till the IV century A.D.

“Publication of “The history of Bashkir nation” is planned to complete in 2012”-Firdaus Khisamitdinova said –“We are proud that the leadership of the Republic supported this important scientific project financially in this difficult time. The first volume of “The history of Bashkir nation” is our gift by the Republic Day”.

The circulation of the volume is just ten copies and it is quite clear that after going on sale this edition will become a rarity.