22 October 2009, Thursday, 15:37

The task of national-cultural centers is to preserve for the offspring the giant layer of national culture

author: Marina Shumilova

During many centuries Bashkirs, Russians, Tatars, Chuvash, Mari, Udmurts, Mordvinians and many other nations live on the land of Bashkortostan. The have long ago become one family and that fact that our Republic is considered one of the most stable regions in Russia is their great merit. The more than four-millionth population of the Republic makes the unique variety of ethnoses, religions, cultures and languages. International harmony and traditions of good-neighborly relations is the subject of special care for Bashkir authority. Free development of all nations, preservation of national languages and cultures are the priorities of the state national policy in our Republic. It provides the balance in international relations and the atmosphere of mural respect and confidence.

Opening of the historical-cultural centers has become a new direction in preservation of cultural traditions and restoration of national self-consciousness. At present time there are 14 such centers in Bashkortostan: two Bashkir centers – “TEMYASOVO” in the village TIMYASOVO and “SAITBABA” in the village SAITBABA; the historical-cultural center “St. Nicholas Church” in the village NIKOLO-BEREZOVKA, German center “ALEKSEEVSKY” in the village PRISHIB; Aksakov’s center “NADEJDINO” in the village “NADEJDINO”; the historical-cultural center “USEN-IVANOVSKOE” in the village USEN-IVANOVSKOE; Ukrainian center “ZOLOTONOSHKA” in the village ZOLOTONOSHKA; Chuvash center “SUUK-CHISHMA” in the village under the same name; Russian center “KRASNY YAR” in the village KRASNY-YAR; Tatar historical-cultural center “KILIMOVO” in the village KILIMOVO; Mari center “MISHKINO” in the village MISHKINO; Udmurt center “NOVYE TATYSHLY” in the village NOVYE TATYSHLY; Byelorussian historical-cultural center “BALTIKA” in the village BALTIKA and Latvian center “Maxim Gorky” in the village Maxim Gorky.

This experience of our Republic is unique since no other Russian region still has such centers and that fact that these centers are established in accordance with the correspondent Presidential decrees proves the priority of the national policy in our Republic. Every center has its own concept of development and all of them work under the wing of Ministry of culture and national policy RB, which supports all their beginnings.

The main task of these centers is to preserve the giant layers of national cultures for the offspring and in the nearest future new historical-cultural centers will be opened in Bashkortostan and the Mordvinian one will be the first in turn. All abovementioned proves that we have no spiritual crisis in Bashkortostan.