12 January 2010, Tuesday, 18:22
author: Marina Shumilova
“The Republic of Bashkortostan in the global dialogue of cultures” – this is the theme of the special UNESCO bulletin, having recently brought out. For the first time the whole issue of this excellently illustrated journal is devoted to the Russian region – Republic of Bashkortostan.
The presentation of our Republic at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, held within the frames of celebration of the 450th anniversary of Bashkiria’s free-will joining Russian state in March 2008, has become the informational ground for publication of this bulletin. The international presentation “Bashkortostan: 450 years together with Russia” let the world public community become acquainted with rich and very original Bashkir culture and with the unique Russian region, located in the very heart of Eurasia. The representatives of 120 states, accredited under UNESCO, watched the whole complex of the historical-cultural, scientific and natural potential and present social-economic image of Bashkortostan with the help of the newest visual technologies.
The wide-scaled exhibition “The magic of Bashkir cane flute”, the folk gala-show at UNESCO headquarters, the signed communiqué about cooperation between UNESCO and Bashkortostan and the scientific seminar “Lingual and cultural pluralism in Bashkortostan” have become the most important events of the presentation. Bashkortostan has become the fifth Russian region after Republic of Sakha-Yakutia, Republic of Altai, Republic of Tatarstan and Moscow, having held its presentation at UNESCO headquarters, and the second region after Moscow, having signed the cooperation agreement with this largest international organization. Presentation of Bashkortostan had undoubtedly wide international response and strengthened the interest in our Republic abroad. The special UNESCO bulletin, devoted to Bashkortostan, will let people abroad learn our Republic, its magnificent nature, traditions and customs of its multinational population better.