26 February 2010, Friday, 11:52

The VI Congress of Ukrainians RB starts working in Ufa

author: Sergey Zakharov

The VI Congress of Ukrainians RB started working at Ufa office of the Moscow State Humanitarian University by M. Sholokhov. 276 delegates are participating in its work and the representatives of the authority, national-cultural centers and public and scientific organizations RB and guests fr om Moscow, Kiev, Lvov and Poltava joined the Congress. The aim of the forum is summing up of the results of the 20-year activity of the Republican national-cultural Ukrainian center “KOBZAR”.

It is expected the actual documents concerning the work of “KOBZAR” for the nearest five years will be considered and approved by the Congress. The arts and crafts exhibition is open in the foyer and in the library of the University.

The chairman of “KOBZAR” Vladimir Doroshenko has marked in his summary report that all conditions for meeting the educational and cultural needs of Ukrainian population are to the fore in Republic of Bashkortostan.

For 20 years of activity the center established relations with the representatives of Ukrainian national organizations in Kiev, Lvov and other Ukrainian towns as well as in Canada and Australia.

Ukrainians have settled on Bashkir lands still in the XVII century. At present time the Ukrainian diaspora in our Republic is about 55 thousand people – the sixth place in Bashkortostan by population. Ukrainians lives in Ufa, Sterlitamac, Salavat and in Chishminsky, Alsheevsky, Sterlitamacsky, Iglinsky and some other regions RB. There are several educational institutions, where Ukrainian language is studied as a native language, in Bashkortostan, in the zones, wh ere Ukrainian communities compactly live. The Ukrainian cultural-national center “ZOLOTONOSHKA” is established in Sterlitamacsky region of Bashkortostan. The first Congress of Ukrainians RB has taken place on March 14, 1992. Later the Ukrainian congresses were held four times – in 1995, 1997, 2001 and 2005.