08 February 2010, Monday, 14:25

Bashkortostan and Sverdlovsk region are key partners for each other

author: Elvira Latypova

Bashkortostan remains one of the key trade-economic partners for Sverdlovsk region and the level, reached for today, is still far fr om the lim it, the Governor of Sverdlovsk region Alexander Misharin stated during the meeting with President RB Murtaza Rakhimov today.

Alexander Misharin arrived in Ufa for participation in the meeting of the Governmental regional development commission.

Bashkortostan and Sverdlovsk region have long-term economic and cultural relations. Thus, by the decree of President RB the permanent representative office of Bashkortostan in Sverdlovsk region was established in September 2002 in Yekaterinburg. The agreement about trade-economic, scientific-technical, social and cultural cooperation was signed by our governments in July 2003.

The economic interaction plays an important role in consolidation of our interregional ties. More than one fourth of Bashkortostan’s trade circulation falls on the Ural federal district. The share of Sverdlovsk region in the Republican trade turnover-2008 made 7,1%. This is the third region-partner for Bashkortostan by significance.

The volume of mutual trade grows up from year to year. Thus, in 2004 it made less than 8 billion rubles. In 2007 it has exceeded 18 billion and in 2008 – 19 billion rubles. The production, exported from Bashkortostan to Sverdlovsk region, makes the lion’s share of our trade turnover.. Thus, goods for the sum of more than 15 billion rubles have been exported from our Republic to the region in 2008.

Bashkortostan supplies Sverdlovsk region with diesel fuel, polyvinylchloride resins, steel ropes, synthetic caoutchouc and soda ash, benzenes, beer, strong drinks, milk products, knitted fabric and electric lamp and in its turn purchases rolled ferrous metal, steel pipes, radiators and heaters, timber, tires, excavators, cosmetics and perfumery, confectionaries and macaroni.

At present time more than 37 thousand Bashkirs live in compact communities on the territory of Sverdlovsk region and five national-cultural centers works there, including the executive committee of Sverdlovsk regional Bashkir Kurultay.

The historically prevalent multinationality in Russia contributes to close cultural cooperation of Russian regions. Joint work is continued in sphere of culture and education. The leading art collectives take part in joint tours and teachers and students of both Bashkortostan and the region jointly participate in various contests and Olympiads. Mutual interest can be seen in other spheres too.